Hi everyone. Many of you have been contacting me wondering whether it’s time for a total knee replacement. Even though I am not a medical professional, I can provide personal insight into how I decided it was time. Hopefully, you will find some useful information from my insight. Here are some telltale signs you […]
Hi my favorite readers! Recently, some of you have asked about nerve damage after a tkr. I thought it would be helpful to reprint an older post I wrote about this subject….
I’ve written before about how I have nerve damage on my tkr leg. The nerve damage, prior to my tkr, caused me extreme […]
It has been 2.5 years since my tkr. Stairs still cause concerns. I thought I’d share a story in case this has happened to anyone else.
I don’t do more than 3-5 stairs at a time, usually. Then, last week I needed to climb up and down 20 stairs. I did it twice during the day. […]
Hi my favorite readers!
This is a reprint of a popular article/post of mine. I’m reprinting it due to receiving numerous requests regarding the subject matter. Enjoy!
I haven’t been on here for a while since I’ve been moving. While moving I received insight into how lifting furniture affects my tkr. I thought I’d share….
I just re-read my 20-month post tkr post. Nothing much has changed, actually. There is one change, however. Now that I have reached the two year point, I do not have to take antibiotics whenever I go to the dentist. That’s great, in my opinion.
I attribute my success to the fact that I have diligently […]
The past few days I have needed to climb up and down stairs that have a wider than 6â€ depth. (6â€ is the depth of a typical step or stair).What an experience.
The second day I was totally pooped. I was so tired, in fact, that I fell asleep during some of the Detroit Red Wings’ […]
Hi everyone. Let’s start our talk about swelling 18 months post tkr by setting the venue and scene. The other day I was treated to an outdoor event that had me walking and climbing stairs. It was a bull riding event at the local fair. That’s right…bull riding! Yeehaw!!
It’s especially cool when the bull […]
I just wrote a post mentioning how I wished there was a way to make climbing stairs easier after a tkr. Well, there is. Every little bit helps, so here goes. It involves carrying items upstairs.
Upon entering the house, I place all bags onto the stair’s base level (floor). I then walk up to the […]
I have written before about how using an upright bicycles helps increase flexibility while recuperating from a tkr. The other day I noticed another benefit after riding…
It makes it easier to go downstairs. After riding my upright exercise bike for about five minutes (I wanted to increase flexibility before going for my daily […]
I never gave it much thought about my going up and down stairs while handling the task of laundry. I did not enjoy doing it, but it had to be done. So, why complain? (Well, actually I’d complain, but no one could hear me. The secret’s out. :?) Anyways, that […]