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Old 01-23-11, 07:22 AM   #1
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Wife having 2nd TKR tomorrow

Nora (73 yo) had a TKR - left knee - about 4 years ago. As previously discussed, she had a bad meniscus tear - the 2nd - on her right knee a couple of months ago. The tear is so bad that it cannot be treated with arthroscopy, and she is in pain from any type of walking.

After numerous consultations and checking around, we have chosen a surgeon who will be performing the surgery tomorrow, with check-in at 5:30 am and surgery at 7:30 am.

As she will need a great amount of support during the recovery period, I will be sticking around the house and keeping in shape by using the trainer inside the house (actually, we have two trainers inside the house - one in the family room and one in my basement gym - they make wonderful paper weights and conversation pieces). We are all set up with various support, toilet and other assistance devices.

Interestingly, after her first TKR, there was a great deal of discussion about whether or not bicycle riding was appropriate. One PT - who had asked several surgeons she worked with - said absolutely not. Nora's surgeon said "no restrictions." So, she rode her bicycle.

This time, on the well-done TKR info brochure, there is a picture of a lady riding a bicycle after her TKR. Times sure change.

Prayers and thoughts greatly appreciated. This has been our year of surgery - Andy, 17 days in the hospital to repair a broken femur that had been undiagnosed for 6 months - and our living in a ratty hole near the hospital for that time. Nora - sinus surgery. Me - L4/L5 fusion, and now this!!

Getting older takes courage. But, Nora should be back on the bicycle by Spring.
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Old 01-23-11, 07:37 AM   #2
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Prayers and best wishes for Nora, you, and your family.
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I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
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I'm rooting for Nora... good luck!
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My prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery to Nora.
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Thooughts and best wishes to Nora for a speedy recovery.

And don't push your back out with all the housework you will be doing till Nora is mobile again.
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I will send positive thoughts for a quick and painless recovery for your Nora. At least her recovery will be assisted by an attentive and competent male nurse she finds extremely attractive, yes?
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Prayers on their way for Nora! Having met her in person, I know what a sweet person she is, and I wish her all the best.

My dad had TKR when he was 80. He recovered very quickly and spent a lot of time on a stationery bike during rehab. He wished he'd had it done sooner.
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Dnvrfox,
Nora and you will be on my prayer board until you say she is recovered. I imagine your forum time will fall off with your responsibilities taking care of Nora. let her know she is on Monica and my prayers and I will have her put on our churches intercessory prayer list, too. All our best thoughts and wishes for her and for your strength.

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It seems you two are overdue for some good luck! I'm hoping for a sppedy recovery for Nora and can't wait to hear about her next ride.
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Good luck and best wishes to you Nora.
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Best wishes and good luck! A massive deluge of thoughts coming your way.
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All my best wishes coming from frozen NE Ohio, Nora.
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My prayers go with y'all for a safe surgery, and a quick recovery.
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Wishing Nora a successful surgery and recovery. Good thing you're as strong as you are Dnvr to do all the taking care of her that she's going to need!
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Wishing Nora a successful surgery and recovery. Good thing you're as strong as you are Dnvr to do all the taking care of her that she's going to need!
Thanks to all for your kind and encouraging comments. Nora is in surgery right now, and I am sitting in the waiting room with the never-ending TV blaring away!! But, the care seems excellent and I will know more in about an hour.
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You and Nora are on my prayer list. Let us know how she is doing as soon as you can and God Bless both of you.
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Keeping good thoughts for you and wishing Nora a speedy recovery.
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Thanks to all for your kind and encouraging comments. Nora is in surgery right now, and I am sitting in the waiting room with the never-ending TV blaring away!! But, the care seems excellent and I will know more in about an hour.
As time permits, keep us posted. Got my fingers crossed.
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Nora is doing great. Came through the surgery with flying colors. I am now with her in the hospital. She will go home in a couple of days - that is when the real work of gaining full use of the knee through PT will be in our hands.

Thanks for all the inquiries, prayers and good thoughts.
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Best of luck to Nora and you!
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Fingers crossed (toes too) and powerful thoughts are with you both.
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I had my left knee replaced 11 weeks ago today. Hope your wife does very well in the coming weeks.
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