Released from care for one year

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I spoke to the Physicians Assistance and got X-rays on this last Friday and have been released from care for a year.  I'm hoping that is good.  I still have some tendonitis and hip pain and pain around the new knee and he said it should just keep improving so I am hopeful.  I'm able to ride my bike and walk a couple miles anyway and it is spring and beautiful here now!  He did say to call in if there was a problem.  I STILL notice that I am getting tired and that nap is almost a daily ritual now.

I'm 57 and 11 weeks out. Hope you all continue to improve and I'm going to keep checking in to see if I can at least listen to folks and offer encouragement.  Take care now and pamper yourselves when you can! You've earned it.

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    Yehhhh well done sky you can now say been there got the t.shirt lol
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    Excellent news!  Continue to pamper yourself and don't over do it.
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    Keep in touch! There are and will be more to come who need reassurance and hope for light at the end of the tunnel! Journey well!
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    I am 56 and ten weeks and you are doing a bit better than me in walking - I still need the nap too. Your post is enncouraging as bit down today - seemed to make a lot of progress and now its slowed down. 
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      Caroline,  when I  have pain walking now I just think about how it was  only 3 months ago when every step I was gritting my teeth.  Just take it slow and stop and look around time to time. That helps me.

      Every one I have talked to said there will be times when things don't go as fast as we would like them to.  I think when I first thought about new knee I thought "less pain" and maybe part of me thought "10 years younger."   Well the less pain part happened.  Up to me to drop a few pounds now and do the best I can.

       

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      Thanks - am going to go back to original pain routine and exercise routine see if that works - I have dropped 10 pounds and intend to lose another 10 then I will be a very healthy weight - focusing on positive steps to recovery does help - just frustration that sets in - getting some new trainers to day - seem to walk well barefoot but limp in my current trainers - anything worth a try
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      Good for you to lose some weight! That is a struggle for me as I don't seem to have any will power or portion control! Even though I know losing any weight would help it's still a struggle. My problem is sitting here with my new knee feeling sorry for myself....so I eat....

      Now the nice weather is finally here I hope to get out more even to walk around the block....which I think I will grab my cane and do right now!

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    Good to know you are doing well despite your tenonitis and hip pain, I am 75, only 5 weeks post op second knee, exercise bike waiting for me, really helped with my first knee op 7 years ago...this one has caused problems, cellulitis for three weeks, strong antibiotics,severe  swelling and pain which caused me to be 3 weeks behind in exercise . Now on anitinflamatory and water tabs which have helped considerably. Sitting at the table or at the computer dfesk is not a problem in fact feels normal, but getting up and trying to walk is totally different...very stiff and leg straightening is a problem...but I know it will be a long job but hopefully will sort itself out. Double x-rays of both legs on Thursday then first visit with the consultant next Friday.  
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