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Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 8th 2019, 6:43pm
by Ofcmark
Well I finally couldn’t take all the pain and the shots were not working so I had a knee replacement done last Monday. I am up and walking around the swelling is starting to go down. Been taking an Oxy every 4 to 6 hours which makes me very sleepy. I have another week of home physical therapy and then another two months of outpatient I figured I’d get it done now before retiring November

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 8th 2019, 6:55pm
by foghorn
Ofcmark wrote:Well I finally couldn’t take all the pain and the shots were not working so I had a knee replacement done last Monday. I am up and walking around the swelling is starting to go down. Been taking an Oxy every 4 to 6 hours which makes me very sleepy. I have another week of home physical therapy and then another two months of outpatient I figured I’d get it done now before retiring November




I know the feeling. Don't rush anything.

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 8th 2019, 7:40pm
by conjurer
Good to hear you're on the mend, Mark. Like the rewstar says, take it easy and listen to your sawbones.

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 8th 2019, 7:41pm
by biglove
Dude, total knee replacement is some next level Jedi-like shit!

Technology has come SO far in the last 30 years.

Glad you are doing well. Keep up the therapy and get ready for the retirement.

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 9th 2019, 7:26am
by Falstaff
Knee replacement recovery can be tough, but when it's done and you realize that you're free of that incessant, grinding arthritic pain, you'll feel 20 years younger! A smooth recovery to you, sir.

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 9th 2019, 7:31am
by codguy
A business acquaintance went through one the beginning of this year, he was back walking the course golfing three months post surgery.
He told a co-worker whom is having one done next month to strictly adhere to the PT.

Hope all works well for you.

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 9th 2019, 8:52am
by DBCooper
Just had a total hip replacement (anterior) the 1st of February. Like you said the pain just keeps building till you HAVE to do something. Back at work in 7 weeks. Everything is working great with NO restrictions.
You gonna be just fine. Hang tough Mark. :okk:

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 9th 2019, 8:57am
by biglove
DBCooper wrote:Just had a total hip replacement (anterior) the 1st of February. Like you said the pain just keeps building till you HAVE to do something. Back at work in 7 weeks. Everything is working great with NO restrictions.
You gonna be just fine. Hang tough Mark. :okk:


Glad you are doing well. Jeebus, we are all getting old!

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 9th 2019, 10:42am
by labman
Have a speedy recovery

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 9th 2019, 12:40pm
by Ofcmark
Thanks guys I appreciate all the well wishes

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 9th 2019, 12:44pm
by Ofcmark
biglove wrote:Dude, total knee replacement is some next level Jedi-like shit!

Technology has come SO far in the last 30 years.

Glad you are doing well. Keep up the therapy and get ready for the retirement.


No kidding I had the right knee done two years ago totally different experience this time I also think I have a more skilled surgeon in a far better hospital. At this time with my right knee the doctors were talking about putting me in a nursing home for follow up physical therapy. With my left knee been home since Monday and started physical therapy Tuesday

Re: Knee replacement

PostPosted: June 9th 2019, 1:56pm
by TemerityB
Feel better, Mark. In my circle I have a hip replacement and major foot sugery among my friends. It takes such patience and therapy to recover. You'll get there.