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The worst of the pain and swelling has finally subsided. Movement and flexibility have improved dramatically in the last ten days. At week four, I forced myself to get to the gym and begin intense therapy. Although still attending doctor approved PT sessions, I was not happy with the results after four weeks. After a few painful gym sessions of stationary biking, treadmill walking, and using the leg /knee weight sled, my pain and swelling decreased together with an significant improvement in ROM from 108 to 119. It felt great to leave the house after a month as well as interacting with friends at the gym. I believe the change in scenery and social contact aided greatly in my recent progress. Pain free living takes time; is very painful; and, requires constant effort to achieve. At age 70, looking forward to the best and healthiest years of my life. Remember, never give up and never, ever quit. Best regards to all my fellow TKR grads. RJ, Florida
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