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Hi I am 71yrs old
Had a TKR about 18 months ago and seem to be doing very well. The first 8 months i went to Gym 3 times a week doing Bike, Rowing machine. Cross trainer. Treadmill. Leg extentions, knee curls and leg squats.
I have been playing Tennis for the last 50yrs and the consultant told me i should be ok to carry on playing after the operation.
Anyway last February i started back playing indoors with the Evergreens once a week and last April started playing competitive Tennis at my local club all Summer. (Only doubles never singles lol)
I now play 2 times a week indoors and sometimes once a week outdoors.
I still go to Gym once a week. I set myself a goal 18 months ago to play tennis. It was a lot of hard work at the beginning, but know i am very happy. I think the secret is to never give up and aim for something which you can achieve. Each person will have different expectations.
I am not saying i am fully 100% recovered but am at least 95% and i know my limitations on the Tennis court . The first 2-3 months after the operation are very demanding and at times you wish you had never had the operation, but as i said earlier never give up and it does get a lot easier. Also walking is very good for the Knee.
I hope this gives a lot of inspiration to those who have just had the operation or those waiting.
Always think positive and you WILL achieve
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