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She had it replaced little over a year ago, a few months after having her hip replacement replaced.

And . . . how's she doing?


She still has to ice her knee occasionally, but she's doing quite well.
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When I had my shoulder replaced and my ACL replaced the saving grace was the ice water. It was a cooler hooked to tubes that kept almost frozen water constantly on the desired part. No ice packs to change. It was amazing. Plus easy to situate.
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I had my hip replaced a few years ago, best thing I ever did. You'll feel the same once you recover.

Having good mobility makes so much difference. I enjoy traveling and having the ability to walk for long periods of time makes it so much more enjoyable.

I understand it takes longer to recover from knee surgery along with the rehabilitation.

Best wishes to you.
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Thanks, guys.

I was up until 11:00PM Christmas Eve grading final exams (the grades were supposed to have been submitted by 12/22), so Christmas day was a bit rough: I slept through most of it, and the rest was mostly on Norco.

Today's been much better, though my PT exercises are exhausting. Flexibility's improving, swelling's decreasing, and pain's significantly less.

Interestingly, since the surgery my internal thermostat's been wonky: freezing one moment, burning up the next. The nurse at the surgeon's office said that I might be anemic.

Since the day after surgery I've dropped 20 lbs. That's actually a good thing.
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So how did your medication affect student performance?
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So how did your medication affect student performance?

Thank you for that, John! I needed a good laugh this morning.

Because I turned in my grades late, the students haven't been able to access them online, so I've been getting quite a few e-mails asking when they'll be posted. I reply to each saying that I finished them Christmas Eve, and telling that student his/her score on the final exam and grade in the course.

Yesterday I told one student that he got 176/200 on the final exam, and an A in the course.

His reply was that that was the best Christmas present he'd ever received.

Anyway, One Norco wasn't quite enough this morning, so I just took a second. It plays hob with my appetite, which is doubly awful inasmuch as I'm married to a wonderful cook. I had ham on a muffin with stone ground mustard, cranberry sauce, and cranberry relish, and could barely finish it. (In truth, I probably shouldn't have.)

We're off to visit the horses in a while. I promised Marlana that I wouldn't ride more than 5 miles at a gallop.
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We're off to visit the horses in a while. I promised Marlana that I wouldn't ride more than 5 miles at a gallop.


Ha!
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Thanks, guys.

I was up until 11:00PM Christmas Eve grading final exams (the grades were supposed to have been submitted by 12/22), so Christmas day was a bit rough: I slept through most of it, and the rest was mostly on Norco.

Today's been much better, though my PT exercises are exhausting. Flexibility's improving, swelling's decreasing, and pain's significantly less.

Interestingly, since the surgery my internal thermostat's been wonky: freezing one moment, burning up the next. The nurse at the surgeon's office said that I might be anemic.

Since the day after surgery I've dropped 20 lbs. That's actually a good thing.

I lost at least 30 lbs. I couldn't figure out why really.
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I was about 12 lbs. heavier when I left the hospital than when I arrived; I chalk that up to being pumped full of fluids before, during, and after surgery.

As for the other 8 lbs.: I suspect that healing such a sizable wound is a lot of work for one's body, and a lot of fat gets converted to energy to help do the trick.
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I was about 12 lbs. heavier when I left the hospital than when I arrived; I chalk that up to being pumped full of fluids before, during, and after surgery.

As for the other 8 lbs.: I suspect that healing such a sizable wound is a lot of work for one's body, and a lot of fat gets converted to energy to help do the trick.


Yeah, yeah.

But can you tap dance AFTER the surgery?
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I was about 12 lbs. heavier when I left the hospital than when I arrived; I chalk that up to being pumped full of fluids before, during, and after surgery.

As for the other 8 lbs.: I suspect that healing such a sizable wound is a lot of work for one's body, and a lot of fat gets converted to energy to help do the trick.

Yeah, yeah.

But can you tap dance AFTER the surgery?

Twice as well as I could BEFORE surgery.

Smile
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Have you noticed any changes in your facial features? Rapid weight loss sometimes alters a persons appearance considerably.
It sounds as if the prayers are working! Smile
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Not really.

My wife would likely be a better judge of that than I.
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Yesterday I had my first follow-up with the surgeon.

His assessment is that I should be teaching classes on how to recover from knee surgery.

Today it's three weeks from surgery, and I'm pretty much weaned off the walker and crutches, and, according to the surgeon, free to do anything I want, letting my knee tell me when to back off.

Cool!
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Yesterday I had my first follow-up with the surgeon.

His assessment is that I should be teaching classes on how to recover from knee surgery.

Today it's three weeks from surgery, and I'm pretty much weaned off the walker and crutches, and, according to the surgeon, free to do anything I want, letting my knee tell me when to back off.

Cool!


Very cool! Smile
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That's good to hear!!! Our prayers have been answered!
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Amen!
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Thanks for the follow up.

YEA!

-Mary
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Just got back from my second follow-up today, 7 weeks, 2 days after surgery.

The surgeon says that I'm good to go: no more physical therapy required.

Apparently this is where he'd expect an average patient to be six months after surgery. I chose my genetics well.

Now, anything goes: horseback riding, running, bike riding, backpacking, whatever I want to try to do. (Maybe not Tae Kwon Do; at least, not yet.) His view: if it hurts or swells, stop it or cut back.

Cool!
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