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Hi everybody, I hope you all are doing much better than last week.  After my last visit to the forum I thought it was better to wait a little more perhaps till next year hmmmm... my knees are giving me hard times and last few days made think this coming October will be the month I will do it (had enough)

I have a question for those who have done it some time ago; is it true that you can't rest on your knees because it hearts? if so what sort of pain is it? Regards Clem

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    I have one knee two and a half years post op, and the other eight months.

    I couldn't walk hardly with the pain I had, so had no option with the first one.

    Then I struggled on with the other one, I just thought I'd get on and get that one done, it was so painful.

    I can kneel down, it's uncomfortable and feels hard, it's getting up that's the problem, I have back problems.

    But given the choice I would do the same again, it just seems so stupid that I struggled with the awful pain for so long.

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    Hi there, maybe a little early for any advice here, I'm only 4 weeks post tkr, and at the moment I'm sort of thinking I wish I hadn't had it done!  It's so painful, and I feel so disabled.    Others have said kneeling was very difficult.  I'll be happy just to walk unaided again!! 
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      Early days Lucie, in a few months you'll look back on this time and wonder why you worried.

      Everyone who has this op will feel the same, with my first knee I know I did. When I had the other one done I didn't worry at all, I knew it was just a matter of time.

      Do your excersices and potter about, ice when needed, and the time will pass, there's no quick fix.

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    Hi Clem

    Had mine done 18th November last year,so its just over 6 months. Apart from the fact that I have a rash which might be an allergic reaction to the metal{seeing a specialist on the 18th} I still get a bit of pain but its major surgery so nothing really unusual. Many say 12 months. 

    Ive never really tried to kneel but can reach down for most things. Have a kneeler for gardening but not used it yet. Will wait till next year to try. However,after doing the garden today Ive found I can lie down oin the lawn and get back up again which I wasnt sure Id be able to do. 

    Also fior myself Oct/November was an ideal time as I wasnt thinking about Christmas. Laid up for about 8 weeks,able to walk with help but more or less housebound. Better in winter than summer,for me at least.

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    its not recomended to kneel after tkr . ive got both done and i cant kneel its a worry if i fall as i wouldnt be able to get up on my own .getting down on the floor is a no no i just cant do it ,going to the beach i have to have a seat with me as getting down on the sand is impossible . keep your knees as long as you can but you are right to ask all the questions before you take the plunge
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      You'd be surprised at what you can do, I've had both knees done and kneeling down wasn't on my agenda, until I slipped and fell off a stool.

      Found myself alone in the house flat out.

      After debating what to do, I realised I couldn't just stay there, and that's how I know it feels hard kneeling down, I had to get onto my  knees and sort of crawl on them accross the kitchen, and find something to pull myself up on.

      I don't recommend it!

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      It was a surprise "how the hell did I get here" moment to say the least,,although it shook me up, I was no worse for it, it just taught me to make sure a seat was where I thought it was before sitting down!
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      That scenario is the one that scares me the most. With my left I fell off a ladder whilst pruning a tree and with my right, walking down stairs in the dark and tripped over our black cat. 13 steps later and a black eye (I crashed into the side of an open door). Off track cycling also sees me landing off saddle, but at least the ground is soft and half the time I end up giggling like the crazy woman I am. I swear my knees keep telling me to take more risks. It's not my knees I worry about, it's the rest of my body!
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    If your knee is completely healed, then all you would feel is a tightness. Bending down on it can be a little uncomfortable, but that can ease it time.  Always keep up with working the muscles, they need to keep everything in place.  Think of it as work in progress.  If it's something you want to do, then it is doable. Just threat your joint with respect.
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