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post #1 of 12 Old Jan 9th, 2008, 12:22 pm Thread Starter
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Question Any one have kneees replaced.

I am having both knees replaces on February 8th. I know it will be at least 2 months before I will be able to back on the LT.

Any advice. To help get through the coming weeks.

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post #2 of 12 Old Jan 9th, 2008, 12:33 pm
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Can't help you with advice, but I will say you picked the best possible time of year to do it. Load up on DVD's and books now. Good luck!!!

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A riding buddy had both of his replaced a couple of years ago and is going fine - however he did his one at a time so he would be able to get around after each surgery. I don't think that I have known of anyone that had them both done at the same time. Best of luck to you during your recovery. I have heard that the joint pain relief is almost immediate.

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get to physical therapy as quick as possible after the surgery,
we do both knees all the time here at work. Listen to your surgeon and dont push it. If you can get a video of the procedure if you are not squeemish at the site of blood, you can see all what goes into replacing a knee.
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Can't speak from personal experience so I guess this is hearsay.

A guy I worked with had both knees done at the same time and as long as he was in the hospital decided that his was a good time to have hemorrhoids surgery.

He told me (six months later) getting his knees done was the best thing he could have done,
but he never ever wanted to have a hemorrhoids operation again


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I talked with my friend again Sunday about having his knees replaced one at a time and he now says - two years later - that he wishes he had done them both at the same time. He thinks he would have recovered faster. Go figure.

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I talked with my friend again Sunday about having his knees replaced one at a time and he now says - two years later - that he wishes he had done them both at the same time. He thinks he would have recovered faster. Go figure.
Thanks for all the input. I hope to be able to be on the bike again by mid April.

I will let everyone know how the surgy goes and the PT.
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I had a friend that had one and then the other replaced. He went from not being able to walk through the grocery store with his wife to walking the mall. He says it was one of the best things he had done.
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Need your Knees

My wife (Vonda) had her right knee replaced December 3rd. She is still doing therapy (6 more weeks), but is already more mobile than she has been for a year. She can do steps and everything now. A lot of pain involved, but as long as the Percoset(sp) holds out, you'll be fine.

PS: Do not run out of painkiller! It will make you extremely uncomfortable and grumpy... don't ask me how I know.

She still has to have the left knee done, but +1 on should have done this sooner

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George first of all good luck.
I believe you have made a smart decision in having both knees replaced at the same time. If you can handle the first three to four week, that is to say regain your range of motion, control your pain and swelling. The rest of the recovery will go smoothly.
I also think you will look back on this in the not so distant future saying to yourself what a great choice I made.
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Heya George!


I'm having both of mine replaced in mid-march.

We're both going to do swell.

Um, I mean we'll both do "Great!"

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