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I am six weeks post op with KNEE #2. (Knee #1 is twenty-nine weeks post op)
Just got discharged from my surgeon today following my six week check-up with knee #2! I do not need to see him until next October!
Things are going very well now that I have BOTH KNEES fixed. Balance is very good, minimal pain at places where I was reassembled, and increasing strength, straightening and bend thanks to my continued physical therapy sessions.
To anyone living with awful pain due to osteoarthritis...Get it checked out! Get X-RAYS, and don't be afraid of the surgery! Sure there is some pain and discomfort, but without surgery the PAIN just gets WORSE. WITH surgery there is a very good chance that you will have a good chance at a life without all that terrible pain all the time.
There is a recovery period, of course, but surgery when indicated will offer relief.
I wish I would have gone back sooner. I wasted several years thinking that I wouldn't be bad enough off to be a candidate for replacements. I was WRONG!
I lived many years in pain when I COULD HAVE had my problems solved with knee replacements!
Here's to everyone recovering from knee replacements and to those contemplating them.
For me, they are giving me my life back, and for that I am incredibly grateful. I thanked my surgeon today for my new knees. It is nice to have a new beginning.
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