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Proud To Announce Becoming A CureClick Ambassador!

Hi everyone. I am very honored and humbled to announce my recently becoming a CureClick Ambassador. With this priviledge comes my being able to proudly post their Badge on my Booktoots’ Healing website’s front page.

CureClick is an initiative developed in partnership with WEGO Health, of whom I can proudly state has selected me to be a Patient Leader. Education, patient awareness, and connecting people throughout community are key concerns for both WEGO Health and myself.

Feel free to click on this link to learn more about My Relationship with CureClick:

https://www.cureclick.com/my-relationship/

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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 award-winning 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.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader and CureClick Ambassador.

Get Physical

Can Seniors Lower Their Risks Of Getting The Flu? YES!!! Read On…

Hi everyone. Flu season is upon us. Can seniors lower their risks of getting the flu? YES!! Read on…

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), an average of five to 20% of the United States population contracts the flu. This costs the nation an average of $87 billion annually. These costs include flu-related illnesses and hospitalization. The senior population is especially vulnerable. Even though there are no 100% guarantees against contracting the flu, you can do your part to lower your risks.

Since many of us in the total knee replacement population are seniors, I believe this information is particularly vital.

On a personal note before I start: I can proudly state that I am 65, am on zero medications, and have not contracted the flu. Why and how? I believe sharing my insight can help you lower your risks. Here they are:

**Eat a healthy meal plan.**

You need to nourish your entire body, especially your immune system. The healthier your immune system is, the lower your risks of getting the flu.

As we age, our immune systems fight harder to fend off harmful attacks, according to the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information, a branch of the National Institute of Health).

Here are some things you can do:

  • Eat plenty of fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables. The brighter the color, the more antioxidants.
  • Prepare your own meals.

By doing this, you can control what ingredients actually go into your food. You will also limit the chances of contracting germs from an unhealthy restaurant kitchen.

It is true that even though restaurants have healthy menu options, you still do not know all the ingredients (including preservatives) that go into the delicious food.

  • Make some soup. Soup is comfort food. You will be treated to some warm, nourishing, and delicious food. Personally, I love preparing some fresh veggies, then putting them into a crockpot with plenty of water.

Add some spices, put on a cover, and viola! In a few hours I have a tasty delight that just cannot be beat!

Then, I separate cooked soup into airtight containers and freeze for future use. Nothing is easier and/or quick to keep my, or your, energy levels up on colder days/evenings.

**Keep Germs At Bay**

You need to be aware that harmful germs are everywhere around you and can negatively impact your health. Keep them at bay by doing the following:

  • Thoroughly rinsing and drying fresh produce before using.
  • Regularly cleaning your hands. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are important dos and don’ts you need to follow.

Do:

Before and after preparing and/or serving food

When putting in contact lenses

When dealing with sick people

After using the toilet

Handling garbage

Touching an animal, its food, and feces

Don’t:

Use hand sanitizers containing less than 60% alcohol.

Rub your eyes, nose, and/or mouth without cleansing first.

Etc…

Limit your chances of transferring bacteria, microbes, and viruses by using a proven hand cleansing technique. The Mayo Clinic states that hand washing is the most effective way to avoid spreading germs. Visit their website for a detailed cleansing description.

Keeping your home’s interior clean. There are a number of ways for you to accomplish this goal:

  • Clean your doorknobs, computer mouse/keyboard, phone, faucet handles, and other places you regularly touch. Use a disinfectant.
  • Clean your bathroom: shower curtain, tub, faucets, sink, toilet, seats, etc.
  • Add a small amount of bleach when washing your clothes.
  • Dry clothes thoroughly before wearing.
  • Change your air filters. These are found in your kitchen, furnace, and air purification systems.
  • Change your vacuum bag regularly.
  • Thoroughly sanitize your cutting boards and utensils after using.
  • Dust. Dust contains a wealth of airborne microbes that can play havoc on your health. Be sure to regularly dust your counter tops and other surfaces.

**Maintain An Ideal Weight.**

Being overweight leads to many poor health concerns, including increased risks for getting sick and contracting the flu. Stay healthy by maintaining a recommended BMI.

Get Physical
Physical activity is crucial for improving health and fending off illnesses.

**Get up and move around.**

We all know that exercise is important to overall health. Exercise improves circulation, among so many other body functions. It is known for extending the aging process.

Exercise enhances the immune system by allowing your blood to freely move throughout your body – carrying vital nutrients where needed. It improves circulation, in other words. This is according to many studies, including one discussed in Harvard Health Publishing.

This is especially true for the aging and senior population. It does not matter what age you are, get out there and do it. There are so many fun and easy ways to incorporate exercise into your daily regime, start getting involved.

Here are some tips:

  • Find something you like. This increases your chances of sticking with it, according to the AARP.
  • Start out slowly and gradually increase your intensity and duration levels.
  • Alternate days between strength, balance, and flexibility training.
  • Find a personal trainer who is knowledgeable about senior health, if desired. They are specialized and will work with your individual situation.
  • Stay hydrated!!!! Dehydration leads to all kinds of health dilemmas. This applies even when swimming and/or doing water aerobics. Sip before you are thirsty.
  • Take classes with friends. Some find support helpful and encouraging.
  • Join your local Y. Many offer senior programs that can save you money, while offering socialization opportunities.

With so many options available, there is no excuse for you not to get up and move. It is a privilege to reach a point where you realize the importance and impact that exercise has on your body. Reach that point and be proud of yourself! You can do it!

**Get vaccinated.**

Consumer Reports highly recommends older adults get both a flu and pneumonia vaccine each year. According to Harvard University, the vaccinations significantly lower health risks for the senior population when compared to those choosing not to be vaccinated. Flu shots are covered by Medicare.

**Get a Wellness Check.**

Wellness Checks were implemented by the Affordable Health Care Act in an attempt to prevent chronic diseases and improve public health. They are free for Medicare recipients.

Yet, only about 15% of patients take advantage of this option, according to the AARP. So…what are you waiting for? Become proactive with your health and schedule an appointment today.

**Remember Your Mental Health.**

Your mindset play a key role in determining your overall health level. How many times have you seen and/or heard someone complaining about everything possible? These people usually end up aging faster than those with a positive,”can do” mindset.

I am so pleased that modern science has finally come to the conclusion that our mind and body are tied together. Harvard Medical Publishing has written a wonderful article about this.

Sure, everyone has days when things just don’t seem to go correctly. Let yourself have a good cry, if needed. It will do wonders.

Here are some other useful ways for keeping a positive mindset and lowering your stress level:

  • Brain training exercises. These are different than games meant to pass the time. Find a reputable source that is scientifically-backed to train your brain to healthier functioning.
  • Writing. There is something magical about putting your thoughts into words on a paper..or blog. 🙂 Keep a journal.
  • Meditation. For me, driving my car on an open road is a form of meditation. Find yours.
  • Deep breathing exercises.
  • Watch a comedy. Laughter is medicine. Certainly, you have heard this saying.
  • Listen to music. Or, if you are lucky enough, play a musical instrument.
  • Learn a new skill and/or talent. Be creative.

**Participate In A Clinical Trial**

Modern science is continually developing new technology to keep everyone, including the senior population, operating at optimal levels. Check into participating in a clinical trial focused on anti-aging recommendations.

Clinical trials do not necessarily involve prescriptions. They may include monitoring your activity with a FitBit, maintaining an exercise log, and/or relaying the health benefits of changing your everyday routine.

Checking with a reputable organization, such as CureClick, is a sure-fire way to gain reputable information about clinical trials. Learn about them here: www.cureclick.com. CureClick is committed to supporting patients, caregivers, patient advocates and life science companies through education about health, science and clinical trials.

In closing, always place your health first. It is the greatest asset you have. As seniors, we must do everything in our power to protect ourselves from the harmful effects of the flu. Start using a motto of: I WILL DO MY BEST TO STAY HEALTHY!!

Good luck! Let me know how you are benefiting from my insight and research.

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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 award-winning 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.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.

Honored To Be The Featured Guest On X10 Therapy’s ‘Bees Knees’ Podcast and Blog!

Hi everyone! I am pleased and humbled to announce being the featured guest on the X10 Therapy’s ‘Bees Knees’ Podcast and Blog. It was a fun and memorable experience. Thank you PJ!

Here is the link you can use to read both the blog and hear the podcast:

Marie Buckner Booktoots’ Healing

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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 award-winning 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.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.

Frustration After A Total Knee Replacement

Hi everyone. Here’s a request reprint of a blog post from 2008 about having frustration six months after a total knee replacement: 

 

Going downstairs is very slow, with my knee needing much increased flexibility. Plus, it is painful. I know that I need to keep working at it, but it is just frustrating.

 

I did not expect it to take so long to recuperate from a tkr. Stairs are a great exercise for me, though.  I do notice the increased flexibility, too.

 

My knee area is still swollen. I was told by the doctor’s office it would take about 2-3 months. Sure. I know nothing is wrong, since my x-ray is perfect. My recuperation is just taking time. Everyone has a different recuperation time.

TWO WEEKS AFTER MY TKR UPDATE

Hi everyone. After receiving many requests for my two weeks after my tkr update, I wanted to share the news about my total knee replacement recuperation at this stage again with everyone.

So…

My entire tkr leg was a dead weight.

This was quite unexpected since no one told me about this happening. I needed to lift my leg with my hands to get into bed or a chair.

Undergoing home physical therapy.

A physical therapist was coming to my home three times a week. She would not let me give up on myself.

Exercises consisted of sitting in a chair, using my “good” leg to gently bend my tkr leg, and walking with crutches/walker – among other crucial total knee replacement recuperation exercises.

I couldn’t stand up long.

I got tired very easily. It took all I had to even stand up with my crutches. So…

I needed someone to prepare my meals.

I was too weak/tired to carry pots and pans or cook meals.

I did my own personal care.

This included dressing, shampooing, showering (every carefully), and personal hygiene tasks.

I was in continual pain.

The doctor’s office handed me a painkiller prescription that cost $100 for 10 pills. Insurance didn’t cover the costs. So, since the price was out of my budget, I chose aspirin.

I was in so much pain on one day when my physical therapist was scheduled to come over, I called and canceled. She wouldn’t allow it and came over as scheduled. “This is the time when you especially need your physical therapist,” she told me. It was brutal, but effective. I did feel better after doing some exercises.

I was using my crutches to walk around the house.

I did this every other hour for 10 minutes. I knew that
exercising/walking would be a benefit. It helped speed my healing
process.

No driving.

I had an automatic shift, and my tkr leg could not move enough to even enter/exit the car.

That’s about it for now. When, and if, I think of something else – I will freely share the news on this tkr blog.

Do you have any two weeks after a tkr story to share? I am certain others will benefit from your insight.

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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 healthline.com award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, tkr blogger, 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.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.

Telltale Signs You May Need A Total Knee Replacement

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 personal experiences. Here are some telltale signs you may need a total knee replacement:

Resharing/reprinting from March 2017:

Cortisone shots wears off quickly.
When I first approached a surgeon about having a tkr (total knee replacement), cortisone was recommended as an alternative. The recommendation was having a shot every three months to ease the pain and stiffness.

The results were immediate. I walked out of the doctor’s office without any pain or difficulties. I was happy as a clam in mud. That is, until two weeks later when the cortisone wore off. At that point, I was back where I started.

Pain killers lack effectiveness.
What used to provide some level of relief, suddenly does not. Since I do not take any prescription medications, I used over-the-counter remedies. They became a waste of money as my knee cartilage disappeared and my pain level increased.

Knee locks up.
This can happen anywhere, any time. The pain is unbearable. For me, sometimes it took a few minutes to “get back to normal”, other times it took 10-20 minutes.

Walking aides are needed.
My knee locking up was why I started carrying crutches with me everywhere. You may find a cane is easier. Whatever the device, extra precaution is part of everyday life to remove the stress from your damaged knee.

Excessive pain in everyday movements.
Everyday movements include walking, sitting, standing, and laying become more difficult and painful.

Difficulty crossing legs.
No longer do I take crossing legs for granted. Do you find yourself looking at people with their legs crossed, admiring the fact they can do it? It may be time to take action.

Need assistance getting in and out of chairs.
Assistance can be another person, a chair arm, or a mobility-impaired recliner. Whatever it is, using your leg the usual way will become difficult.

Favoring “good” leg.
This is a common behavior. My “good” leg is able to do everything the ”normal” way, so why not take advantage of that? I found myself putting all my weight on my undamaged leg. This leads to further damage.

Looking for stair alternatives.
Ah, stairs. Instead of viewing stairs as exercise, suddenly they turned into torture devices. I was always on the lookout for alternatives. Alternatives included elevators and/or escalators. Whenever I did use stairs, a railing was necessary. And, it was not a pretty site.

Body realignment is required.
Do you find yourself having to adjust your body before moving? You may have to realign your spine, wait for your knee to get in place, and/or do some stretching. Whatever it is, getting up and going is not an easy task.

Well, that’s all I can think of for now. Hopefully, you have found my how to tell insight useful to aid your total knee replacement decision-making process.

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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 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader. Learn more here: https://www.wegohealth.com  

 

Ways To Keep Your Aging Mind Active

Hi everyone. Throughout our lives it is important to keep our brains healthy. Since the majority of people having a total knee replacement are likely in the older age range (including me!) , I thought it would be beneficial to share information about ways to keep your aging mind active.

Play Brain Games.

Brain games come in all categories. The intent is to have fun while stimulating your mind. Whether it is memory training, visual acuity, puzzles, and/or video games – there is bound to be something that suits your fancy.

Examples:

Crossword puzzles

Suduko

Word games – word search, Hangman, Scrabble, etc.

Treasure hunts including geocaching

Concentration

Engage In Brain Training..aka Brain Fitness

Brain training, on the other hand, is gym exercise for the brain. These maneuvers improve your cognitive abilities. You need to do these exercises to work on/improve memory, intelligence, navigation, communication, focus, mental acuity, and brain processing speed.

An efficient brain training program will be backed up by scientific proof (research). Scientific studies will be peer-reviewed, independent, repeatable, and published in professional journals.

Benefits:

Improved self confidence

Decreased depression

Improved driving skills

Lower medical costs

Faster visual processing speed

Examples:

Visualization

Using your opposite-side hand

If you are right-handed, use your computer mouse with your left

If you are left-handed, brush your teeth with your right hand

Etc…

Close your eyes when performing tasks..rely on touch

Of course, use your common sense

Shower with your eyes closed and feel for your shampoo, soap, etc.

Play with coins to distinguish size changes

Change your daily routine

Walk your dog at a different time

Do a different exercise

Meditate in the evening, if morning is your usual

Play A Musical Instrument

Playing music offers so many benefits, it is a shame to not learn one that suits your desires. Find an instrument that sparks an interest and go for it.

Learn to Read Music

This is a language in and of itself. IT IS A BLAST! Since studies show that only 10% of musicians know how to perform this wonderful, rewarding task – you will be among the educated few.

Read, Read, Read

Our world is turning into a video-oriented one that discourages reading. What a shame. Reading powerfully stimulates the brain. It may take longer to read than watch a video, but the mental results far outweigh the video results.

Go to your library, check out a book, do some Kindle reading, and/or subscribe to a magazine/newsletter. The choice is yours.

That’s about it for now. Can you think of another way to keep your brain healthy as we age? Kindly share in the comment section below.

Here are some informative links you may want to check out:

What is the Difference Between Brain Training and Brain Games?

https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/brain-exercise/

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

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader. For more information, visit: https://www.wegohealth.com

What Is A Search Box? Why Am I Asking?

Hi everyone. Our society is a quick fix one, with reading and searching becoming lost arts. Recently, many of you have contacted me asking a specific question that is answered elsewhere on my site. I believe it is time to ask “what is a search box?” and…Why am I asking?

Many questions are posted as comments to my Contact Page or other article that has nothing to do with what is being asked. People are not taking the time to look for what they want on this site.

Some of you have sent me private emails asking a question that is answered elsewhere on this site. Kindly peruse my site before contacting me.

Here’s another example: Someone wants to know if their 10-month tkr recuperation is “normal”. So, a comment/question is posted to one of my “Thank You” blog articles.

So…Here is the scoop: This site does have a Search Box. It is located on the upper portion of the right sidebar. (Look to the right). What is a search box? It is a convenient, quick way to find blog posts/articles on the topic you are interested in.

All you need to do is type in the topic you are concerned about. You will then receive a list of blog posts/articles written by me on this site.

Please start using my Search Box. Since this blog has been in existence for over 10 years, there is bound to be an article/blog post that covers what you are seeking.

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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 healthline.com award-winning 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.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.

FREE Bonus Gift Announcement

Hi everyone! I am proud to make a FREE bonus gift announcement.

For those of you purchasing my popular ebook titled “Patient’s Perspective On Preparing For A TKR”, I will be sending you a very helpful article full of pre-tkr exercises.

Why be excited? These pre-tkr exercises will help speed your recovery, prepare your body for the upcoming total knee replacement surgery, and just make life easier for you and those involved with your recuperation.

How do I know? I have used all of them and found each one worthwhile and beneficial.

Just go to my Booktoots’ Books page and purchase the book via PayPal. Once I receive payment confirmation, I will forward the ebook along with the bonus gift as soon as possible.

It is that easy!

Here is the link, to make it as quick and easy as possible: https://booktoots.com/books

Good luck and thank you again for all your support.

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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 healthline.com award-winning 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.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.

Nausea & A TKR

Hi everyone. Nausea and a tkr isn’t an exciting topic or one that you want to read at the dinner table. Still..it needs to be discussed since some of you have asked me about it….

Of the many comments I’ve received lately, a common theme concerns nausea after tkr and during recuperation. “What is your experience?â” I’ve been asked? So, here it is…

I had nausea during two periods after my tkr. The first was caused by the anesthesia while I was recuperating in the hospital. I didn’t eat much while in the hospital.

The only other episode occurred when I took the “pain meds” (I use parentheses since the meds did not handle the pain). The nausea was mild, but still noticeable. I remember that episode as being two weeks. Then, I just started aspirin.

After those two periods, no problem. The only other time I get nauseous nowadays is when I see someone eat nacho chips covered with that orange-colored liquid stuff called cheese.

Or, come to think about, when I see that orange stuff on any food. I’m suddenly not feeling well. I need to clear my mind.

Hope this helps others going through the same thing.

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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 healthline.com award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr blogger/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.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.

The Dreaded Twisted Catheter

Hi everyone. Some of you have asked me to write about hospital stays after a tkr. While perusing my past articles/posts, I came upon this one that explains one memorable occasion from my hospitalization.  Enjoy…

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While hospitalized for my total knee replacement, an episode occurred which had me in a different state of mind. Here’s what happened….

After surgery, I was connected to a catheter. One day I suddenly started feeling like my urinary tract was getting ‘backed up’. I pushed the call button for assistance since I thought something was wrong with my catheter. After all, it should just flow like the wind into the trees. It wasn’t.

An orderly (I think that’s what she was) answered my call. When I told her that I thought something was wrong with my catheter, she took a look at it and told me it was “ok”. She left.

My bladder was extending itself and I was in pain. I pushed the call button again (I couldn’t see the catheter tubes leading to the collection bag). More than five minutes went by, my pain increased. Then, at just the precise moment of my heightened discomfort –  in came my physical therapist.

She asked how I was doing. A common question that usually elicits a response of “ok”, I am sure. However, I was hanging onto the Jane bar, crying out for help. When she asked that question, I must have given her more expletives than a drunken sailor at sea could use.

I don’t remember. I just know that she ran to get the nurse. The nurses came within minutes and….what do you know….there was a twist in my catheter tube.

The nurses unraveled my tube and the liquid was flowing. In fact, it was flowing so fast….a crowd gathered to admire my ‘collection’. One liter jar, then another….

Man, you really did have to go,” the nurse said. REALLY??!! What an understatement. 🙂

I asked to have the catheter removed after that discomforting episode. I wasn’t going to take the chance of it happening again. So…bring on the bed pan…That’s another chapter. 🙂

End of the dreaded twisted catheter story.

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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 healthline.com award-winning 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.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Patient Leader.She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

How Does A BMI Fit In With a TKR?

Hi everyone. Another topic some of you have recently approached me with is “How does a BMI fit in with a tkr (total knee replacement)”? Good question. Since I am not overweight, I thought I would do some research to answer this question to the best of my ability. So…

I was surprised to find out what I have known for years about information on the Internet still exists. Only before, the websites dealt with businesses like construction, fitness equipment, real estate, music tools, and other tangible products/services. Not something as personal and heavily-regulated as medical procedures. What did I learn?

There will be three websites all discussing the same topic. In this case, the topic is BMI affecting a tkr. Only this time, all the sources were reputable, scholarly articles found on NCBI, WebMD, Science Daily, various university sites, etc. All results came about from extensive studies.

RESULTS: One website has one viewpoint. Another website has the exact opposite viewpoint. And, the third is a combination of the two.

How Does A BMI Fit In With a TKR? Well, it is up to your doctor/surgeon. Online research provides no insight whatsoever.

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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 healthline.com award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a WEGO Health Patient Leader, 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.