I've made the pedals on my static bike turn all the way round!!

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Hooray! After 7 weeks and the worst week ever, this morning I've just got my poor old legs to turn the pedals around in a full circle!! Never thought it would happen, especially after feeling awful all week! Sooooo happy!

Glenda 😄

 

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    Fantastic!  
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    Yeh!  Congratulations - told you it would happen and the sense of achievement is immense!

    Lynn 24.4 weeks post op

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    Wonderful Glenda, Pedalling our way back!
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    Well done my frind onward and upward 
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    Well done 

     

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    Excellent, it gives us all hope.  Clips out on Monday and hoping it will make a big difference!  Why was your last week bad, did the pain come back?

     

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      I did too much to be honest and when do that it seems to create pain and makes me feel physically very unwell eg nausea, headaches, depressed, tired etc etc! I won't do it again!

      I was very surprised about being able to get those pedals round after such a bad week, but recovery seems to me to be a bit of a roller coaster! Anyway, it's onwards and upwards from now on-I hope!

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    Well done. It is a sense of achievement isn't it? 

    I was still getting pain behind the knee when I pedalled for weeks - then I raised the seat and it was much better. 😊 Keep pedalling 🚴

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    Thanks to all of you for your kind support🚵

    Very best wishes, 

    Glenda

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    👍well done, excellent achievement
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    Great progress glenda, I recall well the feeling of victory when I finally made it over the top dead centre point.

    The trick now is to gradually lower the saddle, about 3mm at a time to increase the knee bend. Also putting the ball of your foot on the pedals help increase the bend.

    I found using a proper bike with a low step through a great advantage and light up hills where the legs had to work a bit were great for regaining the inevitable muscle loss a TKR causes.

    Keep niggling at your leg, but also keep recovering.

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