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How To Increase Awareness

Hi everyone. Many of you have contacted me asking how you can best share the news about this site with others who may need it. Here are a following suggestions for how to increase awareness. And..thanks!

* Submit this site to your social media groups.

* Mention this site in your visits to other total knee replacement online sites. If you visit other knee forums, it provides a great opportunity to share the word about how this site has been helpful to you or one of your friends.

* Mention it to your offline friends, relatives and others you know who may find the information useful for their particular situation.

* You can also place a link to my site on your blog, website or other online content.
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THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP IN TAKING STEPS ON HOW TO INCREASE AWARENESS!

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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.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







One Week After A Total Knee Replacement

Hi everyone! Have you recently undergone a total knee replacement? Are you wondering what others in your similar situation are going through? I know some of you are, since you have contacted me. You have been asking for an article I wrote discussing what happens one week after a total knee replacement.

Here goes…

It’s been a week since my total knee replacement. Considering that it’s a major operation, it just amazes me how I’m up and around. There’s a lot of swelling of my foot and knee area. It goes down a bit with ice.

Every hour, I get up and walk around. In addition to developing my knee muscles from the surgery, I need to retrain my muscles to be used ‘normally’. See, for the past 30 years, I’ve been wearing a shoe lift. This means that I haven’t been walking from heel to toe. Rather, my gait has been from plop to toe.

The pain upon first rising, either in the morning or after sitting, is unbearable. Once I begin to move, though, it gets better. Prescribed pain meds are ineffective for me. They usually get me nauseated. So, I don’t take any.

Muscles are meant to be used, and it’s interesting to see how they develop and/or rebuild one week after a total knee replacement. Painful, but interesting. Don’t ask me to repeat that next time I stand up, though.

Once finding out I needed a home therapist 3x/week, I didn’t think it was necessary. Now, I’m glad it’s happening. On our first meeting, she showed me new ‘tricks’. I’ve already told her that she is known to my friends as “the torturist”. Her reply to that? “PT stands for pain and torture”. That’s funny.

My PT lady just came and went. She eliminated an unbearable amount of pain simply by stretching my newly aligned muscles. Right on, PT lady. 🙂

Hope my insight about what happens one week after a total knee replacement helps others going through the same thing. Do not give up. It does get better!

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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.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Define Necessities and Indulgence

Hi everyone. This define necessities (and/or indulgence) image applies today and throughout the year. Seeing that it is the holiday shopping season in the U.S. – it is particularly important to remember.

Think About This...

what is necessity?

It’s the simple things in life that matter. Please take some time to define necessities and indulgence.

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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.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Holiday Food Police Are Back

Hi everyone. It’s that time of year when “experts” (also known as holiday food police) are telling us what to eat and not to eat. It can be overwhelming. I thought it appropriate to share a humorous article, author unknown, to bring some levity to the situation.

I am a firm believer in moderation. With that being said…Here goes…

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and ENJOY!

“I dislike certain aspects of this time of year. Not for its crass commercialism and forced frivolity, but because it’s the season when the holiday food police come out with their wagging fingers and annual tips on how to get through the holidays without gaining 10 pounds.

Here are some suggestions to take to heart:

1. About those carrot sticks. Avoid them. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it’s rare. In fact, it’s even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can’t find it any other time of year but now. So drink up!

Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It’s not as if you’re going to turn into an eggnogaholic or something. It’s a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It’s later then you think. It’s Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That’s the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Use enough of it to have the gravy flowing like lava out of any active volcano. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they’re made with skim milk or whole milk. If it’s skim, pass. Why bother? It’s like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other peoples food for free. Lots of it. Hello? Remember college?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Years, You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you’ll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, do this: Position yourself near them, and don’t budge.

Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They’re like a beautiful pair of shoes. You can’t leave them behind. You’re not going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don’t like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day ?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it’s loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean have some standards, mate.

10. And one final tip: If you don’t feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven’t been paying attention.

Reread tips. Start over. But hurry! Cookieless January is just around the corner.”
END…

Here’s a personal note of mine (Booktoots)….remember to bring a pair of stretch pants with you to any celebration. They will likely come in very handy!

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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.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Happy Thanksgiving!

Greetings everyone. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. Enjoy this special day in any way that floats your boat – mind, soul, and body.

Thank you for your continued support. Without all your visits, likes, comments, and insights this site would be as successful as it is. I am very grateful for all of you.

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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.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.







Happy 242nd Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps

Hi everyone. Today, Nov. 10, is a very special day. It marks the beginning of one of the branches of our (the United States of America) treasured military. So…below are some tributes as a way to say…”Happy 242nd Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps”! Enjoy…

U.S. Marine Corps band..Semper Fidelis

Take time to enjoy this video:

Here’s another informative source:
From the U.S.M.C. Press…
U.S. Marine Corps Heritage

2017 Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts

Hi everyone…Here is an informative and helpful article about 2017 Veterans Day freebies and discounts to show our appreciation for services provided by our valued military…
Enjoy!

Veterans Day 2017 Freebies and Discounts

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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.







Veterans Day 2017…Give Thanks

Hi my favorite readers. Nov. 11 is a special day of recognition for all veterans who ever sacrificed for their country. Happy Veterans Day 2017!

Recognitions go out to all of my U.S. readers. Happy Remembrance Day to my Canadian and European visitors. (Remember to buy and wear a poppy. Proceeds helps support disabled vets).

Please take the time to thank a veteran and pay tribute today. We would not have our freedoms without their sacrifices.

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Just A Common Soldier Poem

Hi my favorite readers! It is that time of year to thank and pay tribute to our Veterans. Both Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day are fast approaching. Nov. 11. I believe it is time to reprint a poignant and touching poem written by A. Lawrence Vaincourt, titled “Just A Common Soldier”.

Enjoy…

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we’ll hear his tales no longer,
For ol’ Joe has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.

He won’t be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won’t note his passing,
‘Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician’s stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier–
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.

For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor
While he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.”

Pass On This Tribute to as many as possible. We must never forget…
YOU can make a difference!

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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.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.






Ways To Optimize Your TKR Success

Hi everyone. This post is about finding ways to optimize your tkr success. Doing as much as you can, before and after your surgery, will pay dividends beyond your wildest dreams. They will put you back on the road to living a fruitful, healthy lifestyle. Here goes….

Be Frugal
More than likely (if you’re lucky), your health insurance will cover a total knee replacement (herein known as tkr). Still, you must concern yourself with getting the most for your money. There will probably be some out-of-pocket costs (expenses) involved. Get the biggest bang for your buck.

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Develop A “Can Do” Attitude
Your train of thought will help or hinder the entire tkr process. If you go into the endeavor with a “I’m dreading, hating, despising this” mode of thinking – you’re doomed from the beginning.

It is natural to have some negative thoughts at times. You are undergoing a life-changing, arduous surgery that requires immense sacrifice, fortitude, and determination. If you think you cannot do it, you will be correct. You won’t achieve success.

It’s a psychological phenomenon known as a “self-fulfilling prophecy”. There are numerous articles, books, and other media that discuss this topic, if you are interested. Just do some research. Or, as is common nowadays..”Google It”.

For a real-life case of children surviving by having this “I Know I Can Do It” attitude, click here:

“I Know I Can Do It!”

Follow Your Physician’s Orders
That seems like common sense, but there are those who refuse to do this. There is a reason your doctor tells you to do something. It is to increase your tkr success.

Do Your Physical Therapy Exercises
This is the toughest part of any tkr recuperation. You need to do guided exercises that focus on all your leg muscle groups. You need to “rebuild” your strength, endurance, and flexibility. And, it will be painful and trying. I guarantee that!

Continue Exercising
Yes, that’s correct. Once your tkr physical therapy recuperation office visits end, do those exercises at home. Keep on doing them. NEVER GIVE UP!

Well, that’s about it for now. I’ll update this article when needed.

Your tkr success is up to you!

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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 concern.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.