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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 19, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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awaiting spring

the 68 is parked, covered and awaiting spring as well as myself. today was the last local event that I planned to attend (trunk or treat), but rain and my health stopped that.
I have severe arthritis and my doctor has told me she can no longer help me with my left knee. my knee and foot is swollen to the point I cant hardly walk.
I will meet with a surgeon tomorrow to set a date for a total knee replacement
wish me luck

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 19, 05:48 AM
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Dang, that looks painful! It's hell getting old! I know a couple guy's who have had similar issues. One close friend after years of agony at the age of 65 finally had a hip and then both of his knee's replaced. Although painful he said his quality of life improved tremendously and felt it was the right decision. Wishing you good luck and a positive outcome!

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My brother in law suffered for many years before his knee replacement. He felt better within a few days and says it was life changing. Hope you have the same result.

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Re: awaiting spring

Yep, best of luck with the replacement. Looks painful and it's your clutch foot to boot. The replacements have come along way today.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 19, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Yep, best of luck with the replacement. Looks painful and it's your clutch foot to boot. The replacements have come along way today.
I had one 12 years ago and it was 3 months of pure hell recovery time
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Best wishes on a speedy recovery. I'm sure you won't regret it!

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thank you all for your kind thoughts
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Best wishes my mom and sister have both had this surgery and they get around great

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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 19, 05:07 PM
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Re: awaiting spring

I feel for you, going through a torn ACL in my left knee. Already had one surgery in March and it's not right. Feels like someone injected a balloon in from the back and then pumped it up. See the doc again in 2 weeks.

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 19, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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I feel for you, going through a torn ACL in my left knee. Already had one surgery in March and it's not right. Feels like someone injected a balloon in from the back and then pumped it up. See the doc again in 2 weeks.
I know what you mean. not only do I have a bad knee, I have a knot behind my knee about the size of half a baseball. they call it a bakers cyst. I have never baked anything in my life
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Left foot....how is your heart?
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Best wishes Kevin. My left wheel looks bad sometimes too but never that bad.

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Thatís messed up for sure.

I had a bad hip from a motorcycle accident. Broke the ball of the femur. Was bolted back together.

Finally I did the full hip replacement 13 years ago. Best thing I ever did.

Youíll be fine. Aggressive physical therapy is the key to full recovery. Hurts like hell but you gotta push thru it.

Best wishes for a speedy.

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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 19, 09:23 PM
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Kevin, I had a full knee replacement in spring 2014. I also am riddled with arthritis.
Took me 3 yrs to recover. I'm not 100% but I can walk which I could hardly do prior.
Ask the surgeon to have a bone density scan (Dexa) done before surgery. During my
surgery the surgeon found my bones were quite soft and sent me to a bone specialist.
A Dexa scan showed I had osteoporosis. That was the reason it took so long to recover.
Through supplements (vitamins & calcium) and a once every 6 months injection (Prolia)
I have improved immensely. I also had/have a bakers cyst that raised hell after surgery.
That also has improved tremendously. Good luck. I'm sure things will work out for you.

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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 19, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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Left foot....how is your heart?
?????????
nothing showed on the EKG
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