Exercise How many times a day is enough to make a difference.

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First of all, just to say thinking of Susan who had her TKR today, hope she is comfortable, it will be me in the same position at this time next weekcry

I have turned my thoughts to the necessary exercises and iceing, what does an avarage day consist of and how do you fit in enough rest periods?  I have always believed rest heals, but it sounds to me as though the day is all about exercise, attempted walking and iceing?  I want to do enough, but don't want to over do things.

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    I just want to say 'good luck' to all the people having the operation in the coming weeks.

    I hope you all have a fantastic recovery and don't forget to come back and tell us all about it.

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    I think your knee will tell you when you've had enough. I found it best to do  ten each of the exercises that you will be given but at first you will probably need to rest between them. In hospital you will be given a lot of physio and those angels/ demons will advise you what to do. As you shouldn't be doing anything at first but looking after yourself you should have plenty of time for rest. You may need it as sleep is a precious commodity that is hard to get the first few weeks. Good luck for net week.
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    Hi... I found it best to do the exercises lying in bed 1st thing in morning  ... then a bit of walking on crutches.. or frame . rest and ice.... have a nap ... more of the exercises on top of bed... rest ice .. walking  on frame ... This was pretty much my days for about 3 weeks... then if you seephysio they will give you more to do if needed... i found it very difficult to keep it up but you really do need to keep moving... you will have plenty pain mess to take... i am 11 weeks on... I have started using exercise bike for 5 minutes twice  a day.... and use a balance ball.... I still need a stick... I won'tpretend Iit's easy .. good luck.... This site is fantastic for any worries you have.... take care 
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    Personally I did one set of the complete routine in the a.m. and a lighter set in the afternoon. To me rest was so important. I guess I was lucky, my therapist started small and added to the routine every time we met. He wanted to make sure I was dping each of them correctly. His theory was if you do them wrong its worse than not doing them at all
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    the day is all about exercise.  I am at 3 and a half weeks and am at 120 degrees and over in every exercise!  I do exercises in bed, in my chair, when I cant sleep etc. I even set up an exercise station in the living room rt in front of the tv so i had no excuse!  When I got tired I rested.  Icing very important.  The first two weeks I had ice on my knee almost all the time.  Now i have practically no swelling.  In the beginning its hard to over do it cuz you really cant do much.  Your physical therapist will only let you do what she thinks you can do.  When I started pushing myself thats when the therapist started to really ramp it up.  I didnt worry about anything except doing my therapy.
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    Hi Liz i think it was me you referred to, I was supposed to have my knee done last Saturday but got postponed. I now have a new date for Thursday 27 November. I don't know if it helps but I have ordered one of those ice packs that have Velcro straps thus enabling me hopefully to walk around. I was just about to ask the same question as you 
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