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Are You Experiencing Any TKR Swelling?

Are you experiencing any tkr swelling? I commonly get asked that question. If you’re like me, you thought the swelling would go down (or away) shortly after your tkr. Well, to answer the question…Mine sure swells up, even nine years after my tkr.

I promised Renee from Croatia (“Hi Renee!”) I’d write an updated post about this topic, so here it is. Thanks for the request, Renee. 🙂

NOTE: I originally wrote about tkr swelling eight years ago. Where has the time gone? 😕 You can search for this post/article by utilizing the search box found in the upper right hand corner of my home page. Simply type in ‘tkr swelling’ to bring up a series of posts related to this topic. You may find my personal insight particularly helpful.

My tkr swelling is nowhere near what it was during the first couple years after my tkr. Currently, my tkr area swells up when I overdo it. I may not realize I’m overdoing it until I get home and take a look at my leg.

Other times, I can feel the swelling occurring because my knee area loses its flexibility. Or, my jeans tighten around my tkr. That’s a strange feeling. 😕 Go figure…

Swelling occurs more frequently when I walk on uneven surfaces like gravel, unpaved trails, broken sidewalks, or other similar areas. This is because my ankle shifts from side-to-side.

When I speak of tkr swelling, I am also talking about the calf area. This is very common in my situation. There are times when my knee area will not significantly swell, but the front of my tibia sure does. The area known as the shin looks like the mumps, if you can picture that. There is no pain, though.

I hope my experience helps others going through the same thing. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

No matter what your level of tkr swelling, always remember that icing and rest will bring the situation back into check. Hang in there!

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







How To Handle TKR Stiffness

Hi everyone. I have been receiving some inquiries from a number of you about how to deal with tkr stiffness. To clarify for those uninitiated -tkr stands for total knee replacement. (That’s for my SEO gurus..:) )

I thought it would be nice to take a few moments and share some personal insight that works for me. Just so you know, yes…I still have stiffness years after my tkr. And, it’s been nine years since my total knee replacement. Wow…

* Do isometrics.
Isometrics involve tightening your leg muscles. Hold this tension for about six to eight seconds. Release and relax for five seconds. Go on to the next muscle until you have exercised your entire tkr leg. Isometrics are great for blood circulation. I LOVE isometrics.

Isometrics can be done anywhere, any time. I especially like doing them when I am driving or watching TV. Know that these exercises raise blood pressure, so be sure to check with your medical care provider before including them in your routine.

* Do ankle circles.
Gently and slowly lift your tkr-side foot from the surface. Slowly start rotating your foot from right to left. Do five of these maneuvers. Lower your foot to the surface. Relax for ten seconds. Repeat this flexibility movement with your other leg.

This exercise can be done while sitting at a desk, in a recliner, or while standing. Do them on land or in water, whatever suits your fancy. Find time to fit it in to your daily regime to reap the best results.

* Ride an exercise bike.
You were likely given a tkr recuperation exercise that involves riding an exercise bike. There is a reason for this. Bicycling stretches all your leg muscles.

One maneuver that works well for me involves pedaling slowly until my tkr leg reaches the top of the pedaling ‘circle’. Then, I apply pressure on the pedals to gently and slowly rock my leg back and forth. When done correctly, you will feel a gentle stretch on the top of your tkr.

* Walking
No article on tkr stiffness would be complete without mentioning walking. Walking can be done indoors at home, a fitness track, and/or shopping mall. Do it outdoors for a change of scenery. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and socks. Only walk at a pace that is comfortable for you. Never overextend yourself.

* Take frequent breaks.
Position your tkr leg differently. Working different muscle groups is crucial for dealing with tkr stiffness. It prevents your leg from getting numb, also. This is especially true when driving. Stop the car, get out and stretch. Doing something as “simple” as gentle marching will work well. Get your blood flowing.

* Touch your toes.
This age-old exercise stretches all your leg muscles. I especially like the way my hamstrings feel when I touch my hands to the floor’s surface. This is a great way to keep the back of your tkr flexible. Of course, be sure to only do it as far as your comfort level allows. Never overextend yourself.

* Stand up slowly.
Whenever you stand up after sitting awhile, be sure to do it slowly and deliberately. Hold onto something, if needed. Standing up too fast can make you dizzy and off-balance. This increases your risks of falling and causing further damage. Some people with tkr stiffness do not realize it exists until they stand up quickly and lose their balance. Do not let this happen. Take your time standing up.

* Stretch regularly.
When dealing with tkr stiffness, remember that stretching throughout the day is key to being flexible. Instead of only doing flexibility exercises during your recuperation hour, find time to squeeze them in at other times.

Stretch while standing in line, sitting in a lobby, waiting in traffic, or other opportune moments. There is never an excuse for not stretching.

* Do ankle lifts.
Instead of “simply” standing, lift your heels from the surface. Stand on your foot pads for a few seconds. Lower yourself back to original position. Do this for as many times as is comfortable. Your calf muscles play a crucial role in helping your tkr function properly.

OK, that’s all I have for now. Hopefully, my suggestions can help you and others going through similar situations. We have to work at keeping our total knee replacements from becoming stiff.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Working Out and Why You Need a Good Diet Plan

Hi everyone. We all know the importance that diet and working out plays in living a healthy life. Here is a SPONSORED GUEST POST written by Sherry McKenna that may be helpful. Please visit “Summer Is Coming”.

Staying in shape and making sure that your body is well taken care of is something that should represent a prime concern every day for every person. However, that is not always the case and often times people find themselves engaging in reckless habits that on the long run leave heavy marks on both body and mind.

But every now and then, something comes along that sparks people’s interest in getting fit and following a healthier lifestyle. Such reasons are as numerous and diverse as the amount of people involved. It all depends on what motivates each one.

However, there are some typical reasons that seem to apply to most people. So you finally met someone you really like and want to improve your physical appearance? Or maybe you are concerned that summer is coming and you won’t be “eligible” for a day at the beach. Maybe you want to do it for yourself.

No matter what, it’s never too late to start taking care of yourself. There are numerous very expensive ways to do it. There are also a lot of cheap, or even free ways, in which you can get in shape. It all comes down to how much you want it, what you can afford, and what time investment is involved.

Before you hurry into the gym with nothing but a towel in your hand and a newfound unquenchable thirst for fitness, you may want to educate yourself. There are two elements that need to be balanced out for a successful fitness lifestyle. Let’s take a look and see what you need to take into consideration.

Exercise
This one is pretty self-explanatory. It’s not rocket science that working out helps you get in shape. The method, or methods, you choose differ. Experiment to find what works best for you. Remember that organizing your workout routines may be challenging when you also have to incorporate school or work into your busy schedule.

With a bit of work, you will be able to find the necessary time to regularly work out and mend your body. You could go for the usual gym subscription, or you could just get some tennis shoes and jog after work or school.

Whatever method you choose, it doesn’t have to be in excess. It’s about continuity and being able to keep at it for a long period of time. Thus, smaller but regular workouts are the way to go. Find something you enjoy.

Diet
If you are working out at the gym every single day only to go home and stuff your face, you will soon realize that you have accomplished nothing. Dieting and working out need to be in perfect balance. One reflects the other in a big way. That being said, make sure you follow a consistent and healthy diet that will give you all the nutrients you need and take out all the detrimental stuff out.

No one expects you to accurately know the benefits of each type of food and how it reacts when it comes in contact with other types. That’s a nutritionist’s job. Consider consulting with a qualified professional to receive personalized insight on what to eat. This will make certain your workouts are efficient and rewarding. That way you won’t overdo it.

It is never too late to start. What are you waiting for?

This is a SPONSORED GUEST POST published on Booktoots’ Healing.

SITE NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







9 Years After a TKR

Hi everyone. I regularly get asked about my tkr – or total knee replacement – updates. It’s nice to know that my insight is helpful to so many of you. The time has come for another one. It is hard to believe that nine years have already passed since I had my total knee replacement. So, here is my 9 Years After a TKR update.

I have stated it before throughout this blog, but need to reiterate. I am a successful recipient of a bionic knee. Luckily, I am experiencing no complications, nor have I ever. I have never had a manipulation.

Here are some of things going on that are worth mentioning….

I am proudly on ZERO medications and in my 60’s.

My tkr knee still swells when overdoing it. Sometimes it is painful.

My “good” knee crunches like paper, but has no pain.

My tkr sometimes click. It is nothing of concern. I have written about this previously.

My bionic knee flexibility is where it was prior to my total knee replacement.

Kneeling is possible, but with some support and pain.

I can get on the floor, but it surely is not a pretty picture. It would make a good YouTube video, for sure.

I regularly exercise. Many exercises are the same ones I did preparing for my tkr.

My exercises include: swimming, isometrics, walking, chair yoga, yoga, lifting weights, and balance – among others.

Walking on uneven,unsecured surfaces (like gravel) is uncomfortable. It can be done, though. I just take my time. This issue occurred prior to my tkr and still exists.

I maintain an ideal weight.

I believe the reason I am doing so well is that I have been living a healthy lifestyle, long before it became the current rage. I eat plenty of produce and always have. So much, in fact, that it can get tiring having so much to compost. 🙂

My meal plan plays a key role in living with my tkr. I severely limit my consumption of the standard American diet. “We are what we eat”, as the saying goes. Nothing pleases me more than enjoying some steamed veggies and a protein. I firmly believe that moderation is the key.

I hope this 9-year post-tkr update helps others going through the same thing. – Marie

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Guest Post: Holistic, Natural Ways of Keeping Healthy

Hi everyone. As you probably know, I am always on the lookout for quality information from outside sources to share with you – my valued readers. It seems I have found one in Jon Reyes, a freelance writer who enjoys sharing his passion about living a healthy, holistic life. The article is as follows:
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Holistic, Natural Ways of Keeping Healthy

When we talk about holistic methods to being healthy, we mean taking a ‘whole body’ approach. Instead of focusing on just the physical side of things, for instance, all aspects are considered, such as mental and social health. Ideally, this will best help improve and maintain your quality of life.

First and foremost, it goes without saying you need to exercise, exercise, exercise! Health authorities recommend everyone participate in some kind of exercise, preferably a few times a week at varying intensities. Physical activity significantly benefits the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, muscular strength and flexibility. It also benefits your skeletal strength and movement. At its most basic, exercise keeps your heart beating, your lungs breathing, your muscles working, and your joints moving.

If this few times a week exercise commitment is not realistic, then lessen your sedentary time. Get off the couch. Stand behind the chair and do some leg lifts. Stand on your toes. Do some isometrics. Even if it’s just extended standing, or moving from room to room – do it. Start moving.

Recently, experts have bne toutingh the many benefits offered by yoga. Some of the noted benefits include: improved sleep, metabolic functioning, and immune system enhancement. This just names a few. Importantly, yoga significantly reduces levels of stress. It lowers your body’s level of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for the ‘fight or flight’ response. In addition to all of the above, yoga will noticeably iumprove your flexibility and range of motion.

Studies have shown that doing yoga as part of your total knee replacement recuperation significantly alleviates pain and stiffness in joints. Results start showing up in just a few weeks. Yoga can also speed up our recovery rate, providing you do not overdo the maneuvers. There is also plenty of evidence supporting the fact that pre-op (exercise before your operation) can help to reduce pain symptoms and reduce your length of stay in the hospital.

Saunas are fairly widespread, being commonly found in health & fitness centers. This seems to be rather contrary, considering you don’t really hear much about what they do, and why you should, or shouldn’t, use them. There are a few instances in which you shouldn’t be using a sauna; these are upon experiencing chest pains, or after suffering a recent cardiac event (like a heart attack).

Start using a sauna to help rid the body of toxins that may be present. Beneficial in itself as it eases the strain on organs like the kidneys and the liver. Also as a result of the detoxifying nature of saunas, those suffering from chemical addictions may experience relief of those symptoms.

Other sauna benefits include lowering blood pressure (of those with hypertension), easier breathing for asthma and bronchitis sufferers – as well as alleviation of tiredness and pain in people struggling with chronic fatigue and pain.

In terms of your mental wellbeing, there is a branch of psychology that has recently grown in popularity. It is known as mindfulness. Mindfulness is a state of mental awareness of the present moment. Mindfulness is achieved by concentrating on feelings, thoughts, and messages from the body that help keep you focused.

Studies show that mindfulness exercises can improve cognition, reduce levels of stress, relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, while also enhancing your sleep quality. Let us not forget that this cognitive training will help you deal with everyday problems/concerns, as well as more difficult issues.

We’re sure it hasn’t escaped your attention that we have talked about sleep more than once. A lack of sleep, or a poor quality of sleep, has been heavily linked to poor mood, deterioration of memory, lapses in cognition, and a lowered metabolic rate. The lower your metabolic rate, the easier it is to gain weight.

These are just a few of the adverse health conditions that result from not getting the right amount, or right kind, of sleep. Fortunately, there are ways to easily remedy this. You can exercise (again), avoid too much caffeine or alcohol, and/or do some mindfulness exercises.

Finally, this is the point at which we move on to talking about the importance of diet and nutrition in keeping healthy. Even the most enjoyable of foods tend to negatively affect health if consumed too often. As with anything, moderation is key! Eating the right amount of the right kind of foods is important, since poor diets are linked to a wide variety of adverse health effects.

Poor diets are associated with increased rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, immune system deficiency – among others. You can employ some simple changeds to rectify any dietary deficiencies you may have. The first is making use of conscientious portion control. Second, slow your eating pace. And, finally, replace unhealthy snacks with more healthy counterparts.

With so many holistic, natural ways of keeping healthy – what are you waiting for? Get started today. The sooner you start, the better you will feel.

AUTHOR INFO: Thank you to Jon Reyes who wrote this article. Jon is a guest author from Clearwells and is a respected, expert voice in a plethora of health related subjects. He has over 10 years of writing experience under his belt.

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Music and TKR Recuperation

Hi everyone. Sending the best wishes that this New Year is finding you in good spirits and that you are working hard to make yourself better. Have you thought about making music part of your tkr recuperation? Or..everyday life? It is a perfect tool.

We always hear that music soothes the soul. As a musician, I have seen and heard remarkable things related to music. After listening to my performance, people regale wonderful stories that sometimes stand my neck hairs on end. Nice…It can work for you, as well.

Anyways, whenever the times gets tough…put on some music. You likely are already doing this, but for those who forget about the powers of lmusic..get started. The sooner, the better.

With so many genres available, there is bound to be one (or more) that suit your individual preferences. What is even nicer, is the fact that there is music available to suit your mood at any time.

Music can transport you to a happy place when those tkr exercises seem like they will never end. Music can also take your mind and soul to a relaxed state that is perfect upon the completion of your workout. Whatever the need, music will satisfy it.

To quote Dr. Daniel Amen, “The best music is the kind that inspires a different feeling or emotion, the kind that elicits a reaction.” For more information on this mental health professional, visit:
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There are numerous studies and professional resources available touting the benefits of music. Check them out if you have some time.

So…put on your favorite music and help your blood pressure, mood outlook, energy level, and other health-promoting items.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Happy 2017 Everyone! Calling All Readers! Help!

Happy 2017 to all of my readers! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a look around. Hoping this year will bring each and every one of you an abundance in every area of your life.

On a short note…this site has been around for nine years (you read that correctly. 🙂 ) Since this site is solely operated by myself, it can be difficult coming up with fresh ideas. Hence..I am turning to you!My readers have always come through before and I am confident you will this time. 🙂

Do you – one of my valued readers – have any suggestions for article topics? Are you dealing with a situation that could use some outside insight? Let me know!!

I promise to take all suggestions under consideration. This is already one of the most popular blogs online, let’s make it even better!

Feel free to contact me at booktoots35@gmail with your suggestions. You can also simply leave a comment below. Whatever floats your boat works.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Happy Holidays and Personal Reflections..

Happy holidays! Wishing all my readers a wonderful, joyous holiday season! For all those who have shared their tkr experiences, thank you. For all those stopping by to receive support and information, thank you. This site would not exist and be as successful as it is without each and every one of you.

Personal reflections involving three main components (movies, music and food) of the holiday season:

It’s such a blast to watch the holiday classic movies including the original (black and white) ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, ‘Holiday Inn’, ‘Frosty the Snowman’ (with Jimmy Durante narrating) and ‘White Christmas’. I can’t remember the name of the episode, but there’s a Dragnet episode involving the theft of Baby Jesus that signifies the magical quality of this season. The episode usually plays on Christmas Eve. It’s just great to watch. 🙂

Another one of my personal favorites is Going My Way’ starring Bing Crosby. The message is powerful and the music is outstanding. And…what would the season be without the Grinch? The traditional, animated version is wonderful, but the movie version is also available. The choice is yours. Or, why not watch them both? 🙂

The beginning of the holiday season, in my opinion, is the showing of “It’s A Wonderful Life”. There is something in that movie for everyone. Whatever is occurring in one’s everyday life, at some point, is in this movie. I just love it. Plus, Jimmy Stewart is an all-time favorite. 🙂

And…let’s not forget ‘Christmas Story’. “You’re gonna shoot your eye out, kid.” The leg lamp, Christmas dinner at the Chinese restaurant, Bumpus Hounds, double dares, and others are timeless. I particularly like the double dare involving the kid sticking his tongue onto a frozen lamp post. When his tongue got stuck, his friend says…”It really works.” Gets me every time.

The music is another blessing. Tunes such as ‘It Came Upon a Midnight Clear’, ‘First Noel’, ‘Halleluiah’ and ‘Silent Night’ never get old. Personally, I prefer classic versions and not that electronic stuff that some bands make money off of..(name unmentioned). I never get tired of hearing Bing Crosby sing ‘White Christmas’ or another Irving Berlin song titled ‘Count Your Blessings’. Wonderful way to celebrate happy holidays!….

It’s a blast to entertain at holiday festivities. It never gets old playing my flute, seeing smiling faces and sharing others’ personal reflections. The flute is so perfect for a wide variety of spiritual-related compositions. It even sounds good playing Jingle Bells. Nice..:)

Let’s not forget the food and beverages. It’s the only time gingerbread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie spices, yams, eggnog, sweet potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberries and ambrosia salad appear on the dinner plate. I don’t know about you, but this is the only time of the year I consume spiced wine, eggnog, gravy and dressing. Happy holidays!

Side note: I served up gravy at a local holiday meal fest and was taken aback by the amount of people who didn’t want gravy on their mashed potatoes…what’s up with that? Me…I cover mashed potatoes, turkey and dressing with the luscious liquid. In fact, I make a volcano out of my potatoes and let the gravy overflow begin. It never occurred to me that others wouldn’t. 😕

And, for those new to the tkr (total knee replacement) world, it does get better. Honest. Keep on doing your exercises and realize that all the pain and discomfort will result in a more pain-free living.

Happy Holidays! Remember not to overdo it and place your health above all else. Moderation is the key to success in all areas. 🙂

If traveling, be safe and patient.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

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Sponsored Articles: The Scoop

Hi everyone. As this blog increases in popularity, certain events are occurring which need clarification. This article subject involves sponsored articles…as the title suggests. What, exactly, is a sponsored article?

Some writers approach me wanting to increase their exposure and online presence. Some contact me as “experts” in their field. Others have no experience, but want to use my site as a platform for growing an online community. Whatever the reason, I am asked if there is interest in having a sponsorship arrangement.

Once communications start, I find out that there is definitely confusion as to the actual definition of sponsorship. So….

A sponsored article means YOU pay ME for the privilege of promoting your article on my site. Your fee provides me with support to perform my services and keep this site up and running. I DO NOT PAY YOU. Check any dictionary definition of a sponsorship and you will receive the same information.

I do not know how the topic of sponsorship became so confusing. Perhaps it is the Internet platform. Perhaps it is a simple misunderstanding.

Anyways….I am always open for true sponsorship opportunities. You will have ample opportunity to promote your business/self within the article. Details will be forthcoming as the final details are arranged.

Hope this post provides proper clarification regarding sponsorship writing/links.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.






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