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Today is 2 Days After

Post by HunterGKS » May 26th, 2021, 2:45 pm

I had my bad left knee swapped out for a spare from C3PO. There was a delay, so I didn’t get into
surgery until about 13:00. They gave me a spinal block & everything, EVERYTHING, was numb from
the waist down. They also knocked me out. I was out of recovery & into my room by 16:00. One
difference I noticed right away was my appetite. After the right, I had none. I went to lunch a
week or so after & ordered a BLT, hold the bacon, lettuce, & tomato. Anyone who knows me knows
this is way out of character. I ate a full supper that evening & have eaten each meal since.

I headed home about 14:00 felling pretty good except that I hadn’t sleep well the night before due
to several reasons not the least of which was my roomie playing computer games with all the beeps
& dings. I didn’t say anything as his issues were a lot more severe than mine & I didn’t want to
appear to be a jerk. I started feeling pretty rough & took a pain pill at about 15:30 which didn’t do
much good. I ended up going to bed about 21:00 after taking 2 stronger pain killers. I did get a fair
nights sleep & felt pretty good this morning.

Day 3, I met with the therapist this morning & we went over the exercises I will do there & at home.
He was very optimistic about how things would go & my recovery. My bent knee measurement was
75 right after surgery & is already up to 99. The goal is 120 & he thinks I should be able to get there
over the next 4-6 weeks with 2-3 visits a week plus my homework.

I just finished the 2nd set of exercises & can already feel the difference. It is just mind over matter,
gritting my teeth, & doing it.
George

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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by MFL205 » May 26th, 2021, 3:07 pm

Keep it up!!!!

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Post by HunterGKS » May 26th, 2021, 3:24 pm

MFL205 wrote:
May 26th, 2021, 3:07 pm
Keep it up!!!!
That I will.
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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by paboxcall » May 26th, 2021, 3:34 pm

Awesome to hear the update George. Glad to hear you are making progress. Keep at it!
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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by guesswho » May 26th, 2021, 3:36 pm

That’s good news. Follow the rehab and you will be good as new in no time, maybe even better. Probably get another 100,000 miles out of you! Good luck and I hope the progress continues at a speedy rate👍
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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by Hognutz » May 26th, 2021, 3:54 pm

Glad to hear that you are home and well, George! Always nice to get home!
You know the drill. Due diligence is the key. You know it, I know it. You'll be back on you feet in no time!
I'm glad it's behind you! I wish mine was!!
Godspeed, Brother!
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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by Tail Feathers » May 26th, 2021, 4:15 pm

Paying the price in rehab pain now will save you a lot more of it later on. But you've got this, you can do it again.

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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by HunterGKS » May 26th, 2021, 5:25 pm

paboxcall wrote:
May 26th, 2021, 3:34 pm
Awesome to hear the update George. Glad to hear you are making progress. Keep at it!
Thx, I appreciate it.
George

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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by HunterGKS » May 26th, 2021, 5:26 pm

guesswho wrote:
May 26th, 2021, 3:36 pm
That’s good news. Follow the rehab and you will be good as new in no time, maybe even better. Probably get another 100,000 miles out of you! Good luck and I hope the progress continues at a speedy rate👍
Thx Ronnie. I told the therapist that there was a good chance that I'll do more then they tell me.
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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by HunterGKS » May 26th, 2021, 5:30 pm

Hognutz wrote:
May 26th, 2021, 3:54 pm
Glad to hear that you are home and well, George! Always nice to get home!
You know the drill. Due diligence is the key. You know it, I know it. You'll be back on you feet in no time!
I'm glad it's behind you! I wish mine was!!
Godspeed, Brother!
Thx. I'll go at it as hard as my body allows. When it says: "ENOUGH!!" I stop.

I'm sure you'll fly through yours as well.
George

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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by HunterGKS » May 26th, 2021, 5:31 pm

Tail Feathers wrote:
May 26th, 2021, 4:15 pm
Paying the price in rehab pain now will save you a lot more of it later on. But you've got this, you can do it again.
Yep. I can usually deal with the pain without any meds but yesterday was a real female dog, if ya know what I'm saying!!

Thx.
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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by Hognutz » May 26th, 2021, 6:07 pm

I did the same, George. If they said do 20. I did 40. You know when enough is enough. Some days are better than others.
Did you get a nerve block bag? Mine lasted about a week. Drugs are your friend for the first couple of weeks...
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
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Post by HunterGKS » May 26th, 2021, 7:24 pm

Hognutz wrote:
May 26th, 2021, 6:07 pm
I did the same, George. If they said do 20. I did 40. You know when enough is enough. Some days are better than others.
Did you get a nerve block bag? Mine lasted about a week. Drugs are your friend for the first couple of weeks...
No bag but the did give me a spinal block shot b4. The only drugs I have are the pain killers & I will only use them if
the pain gets really bad. From what I have been told, for my type of surgery, the 1st day or 2 is the worst. I hoped yesterday
was as bad as it gets.
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Post by Hognutz » May 26th, 2021, 7:48 pm

Interesting. I had a bag full of block that had a strap that hung around my neck. It had a long needle that was taped in my thigh between my crotch and my knee. I was able to crank it up a notch when needed. It lasted a week or so.
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Post by HunterGKS » May 26th, 2021, 7:59 pm

Hognutz wrote:
May 26th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Interesting. I had a bag full of block that had a strap that hung around my neck. It had a long needle that was taped in my thigh between my crotch and my knee. I was able to crank it up a notch when needed. It lasted a week or so.
When I had the right done in 2012, I stayed in the hospital for 4 days with a morphine drip that I could administer
myself. I used 1/2 bag which they told me was pretty good as the average was 2 bags. I didn't have anything else
but pain pills & had to give myself a shot in the belly with Lovenox, blood thinner, for 10 days. Now all I have to do
is take 1 325MG aspirin in the morning & evening.
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Post by Hognutz » May 26th, 2021, 8:27 pm

I took a 325mg at night only, for one month. The hardest part of the whole deal is wrestling those damn orthopedic compression socks on and off!
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Post by 935 » May 27th, 2021, 5:43 am

Glad you are getting along well. I've only experienced it from the sidelines but all I hear is therapy is key. Keep up the good work.
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Post by spider316 » May 27th, 2021, 5:47 am

Awesome news George, keep at it !!!
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Post by pullit » May 27th, 2021, 5:54 am

Glad to hear you are doing well.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
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Post by HunterGKS » May 27th, 2021, 7:22 am

Hognutz wrote:
May 26th, 2021, 8:27 pm
I took a 325mg at night only, for one month. The hardest part of the whole deal is wrestling those damn orthopedic compression socks on and off!
I hate those socks!! The right isn't so bad but the left is very difficult. I think I'll be on the aspirin for 6 weeks. I'll find
out on 06/10 when I see the Doc.
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Post by HunterGKS » May 27th, 2021, 7:23 am

935 wrote:
May 27th, 2021, 5:43 am
Glad you are getting along well. I've only experienced it from the sidelines but all I hear is therapy is key. Keep up the good work.
Thx. To paraphrase Barretta: "If you don't do the time, you won't get the bend."
George

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Post by HunterGKS » May 27th, 2021, 7:24 am

spider316 wrote:
May 27th, 2021, 5:47 am
Awesome news George, keep at it !!!
Thx. I did part of the exercises before I got out of bed this morning.
George

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Post by HunterGKS » May 27th, 2021, 7:25 am

pullit wrote:
May 27th, 2021, 5:54 am
Glad to hear you are doing well.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
Thx. I appreciate it.
George

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Re: Today is 2 Days After

Post by HunterGKS » May 28th, 2021, 1:12 pm

Day 2 of Therapy

Flexibility goals

Bend = 120 - 125 Current = 101
Straight = 0 Current = 6
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Post by Hognutz » May 28th, 2021, 1:45 pm

101 is crazy good, George! Keep up the good work!
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
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