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Well I only did 120 still stuck there. What concerns me it was difficult to get there. Stiff hurt pushing to get there again. Now swollen and of course I am swollen all the time it's better but still there. 

I don't understand how I can keep struggling to get to120. I have made 120 4-5 times now and it's hard each time so obviously can't get to even 121. Why is this an issue? It just seems once you make it you should be good and ready to move forward not struggling to plateau. 

I will just keep plugging away and hope a miracle happens. Also, not sure really if pain med is all that helpful. Might be better just going in w/o and use an anti inflammatory instead. 

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    It's called a "plateau"...we all experience them...just part of the game.  I got stuck at -4 for weeks and weeks before I broke through.  It takes time and work...period.  No one can predict how much time it will take so you just focus on the work.  You get there...in time...

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      There are hard days and harder days...the easier days come later.  Look...  At 30 days post-op, I was still drooling on my pajamas.  At that point, I had had 27 surgeries in 17 years, including four knee scopes, one spine fusion, two shoulder impingements and a replaced hip.  I thought that I'd breeze right through a TKR like I'd always done.  Silly me...what an idiot.  I was totally unprepared for the pain, work and time it would take to fully recover.  Turned out the year went by pretty fast when I look back at it but it's hell when you're in the middle.  You just have to keep on keeping on...do the work, never give up.  Down the line, it's all worth it...

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      Your words are what feel my head when the going is tough and I thank you so much! Your experiences have not been in vain you are a great resource and comfort of strength for others. Although, I am sorry you had to endure so much. TY
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      Had another spine fusion this year along with a wrist repair.  That's 29 in 18 years.  I'm just thankful that the medical technology exists to fix whatever I break, strain or destroy.  I'm the Energizer Bunny...just keep going and going...  

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    Only?

    Stop being so hard on yourself!

    Your are doing fine!

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      Thanks! I just need to find the way forward. I think I will listen to knee more and push a little less do the work but listen to knee and not stress it or me out. Riding stationary bike but not push it so hard as it doesn’t seem to be working that way lol THANKS 
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    Robin,if you can get an exercise bike you will find it a big help,constant rotation keeps the knee warm and moving,when I got mine I could only get three quarter rotation but I would go to my limit then touch down on the peddle a fraction more and in know time at all was full cycle and all without the knee ballooning.
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      Thanks brent! I am riding stationary bike but I definitely need to go a bit easier than I have bern. I need to embrace ppls ideas here more fully ask have a pretty aggressive PT team. Yesterday left me in pain from PT which has left me unhappy. I feel like it's made me fall behind now. I now vow to listen more to my knee than them lol I have a week off for me to work on myself by myself and see what a difference I can make smile Thank you for your reply

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      Totally agree.  The bike keeps the knee warm and moving.  Raise the seat gradually as you can extend the leg more to zero degrees.  When you undertake the full strength rebuilding course, you always warm up with a bike.  Standard procedure.  Just know that you will have to go beyond the bike to resistance and weight to get all that strength back.
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    I an 4 1/2 weeks after having TNR and tonight the swelling is worse and having stabbing pain. Making matters worse tomorrow I am having surgery same leg, synthetic joint implant on large toe. Expected to be doing better by now. Any suggestions?
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