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Hi everybody, I'm from Cornwall , UK . I'm 64 & 5 weeks p o L TKR ( RTKR Jan 18 ). Most of us visit this site because we have a worry or two that what we're experiencing after our ops is not normal & so looking for some reassurance. i have done this many times & have been greatly comforted by advise i have received from fellow sufferers ( especially Chico_Marx ). Anyway for once i just wanted to share something positive ! Here goes.... for some years, i have not been able to master stairs alternately, whether going up or down, inside or more embarrassingly outside, always one one, two two, three three & so on. After i had my first TKR I thought I'd be ok, but because they straightened my leg also, I was then left with one leg longer than the other & limping around like a wind-broken snail ! (Cornish saying) Now I have had my other knee sorted & leg also straightened (I'm upright now, yay ! ) Ican now climb the stairs alternately ! I don't know if other parts of the world give the same PT advise, but in the UK we're told ...UP...good(leg first) go to heaven....DOWN....bad (leg first) go to hell....I have always done that, but as my leg is less painful now, i decided to swap that around to work those muscles. Worked a treat ! I shall certainly be up & down regularly now. Hope I haven't bored you with this long-winded tale, but I was just bursting to share my good news with someone ! Good luck to us all with our recoveries. Bye bye. xx
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