Knee Replacement - Back To Work

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Hello All, Well I am 3 months on... and what a ride. Back to work this week, only 2 days but so happy to be back and not thinking about the "knee".

I never thought in million years it would be this hard, my knee doing well. Push myself with the bend, exercises etc. Still can't walk very well but my physio lady is so supportive and always puts things in perspective... like I have walked bad for years, some of it is muscle wastage, some of its physicological... but she always praises me... so in that respect I am very fortunate.still use a stick and beat myself up for that but roll on spring when hopefully I can ditch it.

This forum is amazing and I just wanted to say thank you and merry Christmas to you all. I do think we should all write a book!! Some parts would be difficult and some funny... using your bra to carry your phone in, sliding food across the floor with a crutch... I could go on!! But always cheered me up.

Warm wishes


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    That's brilliant Nikki. Great news and very encouraging for the rest of us. Have a great christmas 
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    Hi Nikki glad you're back at work.... you will come on leaps and bounds... no pun intended....I still have a stick... due to muscle wastage and bad  habits picked up through years of knee pain....This forum is great... has cheered me up many a time I was feeling down and thinking what was happening to me was not normal... very reassuring  to hear moat people were going through the same thing..... beat of  luck.... Mary 14 weeks on.
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    Merry Christmas to you too Nikki, and well done. I love this forum, I honestly don't think I could have done it without everyone's support. 


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    Good luck. Can't wait to go back to work. I've walked bad for years. Know my mom 81 she said I have a duck waddle walk.  I use a bag around my neck for stuff. Ans the crutch thing I do.  

    But I have a funny one. Set in couch complete dark. And u get a cramp and jump straight up in a scram. Husband come in GHERE runnkng just laughing while lwg is twitching. He said wow I've never in my life saw that. Look like alien in yA knee. He said the cut makes him cringe. I said be in my knee. 

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      It is and we wounder what they would look like in older days.  

      Mom is 86 and her scar is still bumpy. 

      My bro is 22 and he shuddered his ans his is bumpy to. 

      Mine is to for know. But seem it's in places it's getting smooth. 

      My husband said just imagine how big there open while there in there. I said yA crazy. 

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    Well done 

    I guess we could publish a book as we all have done the improvisation thing

    i write funny poetry so my experiences are documented in my writing

    biggrin Jean 

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