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I saw the Dr on Thursday ( the 30th ) overall this was a much better visit. Last time I was in tears from the drive from my home to the office approx 20minutes this time yes it still hurts sitting for that long but not as bad. The Dr. was pleased with progress he said that considering the surgeries I had its going to take awhile maybe a year?? before most of the pain goes away and the odds of being pain free are almost nonexistent. That may sound bad but I have been in pain for years if my pain level gets down to a 5 I would be thrilled while some would think a 5 is too much. My biggest issue besides the pain soreness aching etc is walking I have a pronounced limp and that is due to my quad being about like putty ( very weak ) I have to keep pushing. When I walk not around my home but going for a walk have to use a cane hate to use it but do not trust myself w / o it. The Dr. was giving my some statistics based on a study of hip and knee replacements.For hip replacements 90% are glad they had it done 10% no with knee 30% are glad 55% okay but still have pain 15% wish they never had it done. I am in the 55% category. Still have swelling I wake up and feel like I am in my 90's knee is stiff swollen and hurts after moving around it gets better not great but better. As much as I have said it as well as others I keep reminding myself Patience and more Patience.
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