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Total Knee Replacement Recovery-SO WORTH IT!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Well, it's been 2.5 weeks since my first of two TKR surgeries. And I am SO glad I am doing this! The first few days were painful and difficult, but since then, I have followed all of the physical therapy exercises and done everything the doctor instructed-ice for 20 min hourly, and walk for 5-10 min hourly-and it is going great! Aside from PT appointments, I am off the narcotics. (I will say the PT is challenging, but it's working!) :)

I'm up to 5000 steps a day and have been eating really healthy! I've lost 8 pounds in the last 3 weeks and most days I don't even have pain or discomfort until the evening. That's with only taking Tylenol. I still have a ways to go to get full range of motion back and for all the swelling to go down completely, but I cannot wait until I am fully healed so I can regain full mobility and be truly active again!

If you need knee surgery, do not fear it, it will change your life for the better and it will be less pain than you have now!!
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    I've had both of mine replaced and am so glad I did it. Totally worth it! Happy to hear that you are doing so well.
    135 days ago
    I am 7 months out from my first and about 6 weeks ahead of number 2! I am so glad I did the first and am looking forward to the next one.
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    Blessings on your journey back to health.
    137 days ago
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