7 Weeks Post TKR of Right Knee, Pounds Lifting

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Seems I incorrectly titled my first post. I'm very sorry. I am 7 weeks post rtkr and wonder how much anyone around this time was lifting? My dachshund weighs 15 pounds and am curious about lifting her into her car seat or into the vet.

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    Everyone's different.

    i would say fifteen pounds is borderline.

    why don't you try lifting various weights and work your way up to fifteen pounds. Then see how you feel.

    good luck

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    You must build endurance before weight.  Read the Exercise Section in my post...

    http://patient.info/forums/discuss/the-tkr-experience-or-wish-i-had-another-kidney-stone--524499

    My daughter is a graduate nutritionist plus an American College of Sports Medicine-certified and ACI-certified trainer for 16 years.  I'd listen to her...

     

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      Just remember that this takes time.  I'm almost 11 months and it's still not over.  Clicking/clunking, leg strength not back all the way...  The problem is that no doctor out there adequately prepares his/her patient for what comes after the op...the long journey back to normality.  Certainly, no one talks about post-op depression, sciatica, leg length, swelling...  We ALL get hit with it and wonder why we devolve into mental puddles of Jello!!!

      Just take your time...own your recovery.

       

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