18 months post TKR

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Recently passed the 18 month post TKR marker. Thanks to a gifted surgeon, pain free living gets better everyday. It was a pleasant surprise to note the additional healing occurring over the last six months. During those months, kneeling and stair climbing has become much easier, and knee strength has increased dramatically. Able to consistently do swats with weight bar, stair climber machine, and speed walking without any discomfort. My ongoing recovery routine includes maintaining a healthy weight along with proper nutrition, daily exercise, and sufficient rest. Also, suggest challenging yourself, try to increase your physical exercise intensity every few weeks. At 68 year old, I am blessed to have received this gift. Best wishes and the Lord's blessings on your journey to pain free living.    

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  • Posted

    As I hit my 8 week mark of a RTKR I love hearing stories like yours RangerJack...thanks for sharing!
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    I'd sure hate to be on the receiving end of those seats with a weight bar. Oh the pain😀

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    Ah, blessings to you and congratulations! It's always so good to hear the accounts from further along the line!

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    Success stories are so good to hear, well done, so pleased for you and thank you for sharing this news 
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    People in their first few months need to see this.  We all remember those desperate times but now (I'm at 2 years) you realize it was all worth it.  Congrats.

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      Thanks godfather. Congrats to you also on your recovery from the very serious physical obstacles you have faced. Never stop and never, ever quit. Looking forward to testing your hockey goalie skills with my fierce slap and backhand shots on the other side. Remember to always "Give a Ram." 

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    Thank you, you’ve given me some hope that after 12 months tkr there may be some healing still to come, I was beginning to think this was as good as it gets, still having pain, and can’t do stairs yet. I’ll keep up the exercises and eating healthy so perhaps I’ll have more healing in the next 6months.
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      Margaret, thanks for your kind response. Everyone heals differently at their own individual pace. My experience has been, the more you challenge the new knee, you will begin to notice significant improvement. During the 12 to 18 month healing time, I began doing swats everyday, first month without any in both legs weights,then gradually adding weight and more repetitions. The increase in strength in both legs has been a very pleasant surprise. My standing and walking postures have improved as well. Other activities which have lso.  no weightsat least and using better the future results. and 
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    Congrats!  Encouraging for sure.
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