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4/28/19 11:56 P

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My two foot surgeries on my right foot have been the hardest to come back from. I started physical therapy right after my two hip replacement surgeries and my one hip replacement revision surgery. My knee replacement surgery was probably the easiest to get back to normal activity after. I did physical therapy twice a week for a couple of months and then my doctor told me that walking was the best thing to do. I started gardening right away too to build up my strength. I'm not a fast walker but I enjoy it. I also rode my recumbent bike to get leg muscles built up again. Physical therapy and balance exercises helped after my first foot surgery and I will be starting PT on my foot after the second surgery and extended healing in a few weeks to build up the foot strength again.

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4/17/19 12:36 P

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I did have abdominal surgery in November 2015. I hae not gotten back to where I was, but I am doing different things.

I do need a knee replacement operation. Doctor says "Dealers Choice. You can have either knee first." I feel I have to get stronger and be able to do the stairs more easily before any surgery. You know how you get better at stairs, take the stairs.

It is never easy but you keep moving forward,

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4/5/19 1:08 P

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After surgery or injury that you were down for over a month, how do you get back to activity level you were at before?

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Its been a long difficult winter for me. First Surgery on my foot on December 5. After that, my sciatic nerve stopped me. Then there was the ice and snow. During PT for my sciatic nerve, I saw how out of shape I was. I knew I was, but not as much as I really was.

I started walking a mile, as soon as most of the ice and snow was gone from the roads. I'm still building up to that 3+ miles that I was doing before surgery. Little by little, I'll get there. I'm still doing the PT home exercises for the sciatic nerve. I'll continue them at least until after the surgery on my other foot next December. The sciatic nerve was caused by the uneven walk from the boot I had to wear. I want to avoid that next winter.


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