Insight Into Fake Sponsored Content

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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. 

Nerve Damage & TKR Update

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 on my tkr blog about this subject. I will title it nerve damage & tkr update. Here goes…

I’ve written before about how I have nerve damage on my tkr leg. The nerve damage, prior to my tkr, caused me extreme pain. Every time I’d stand up, I needed to wait for my skeletal system to get in place before moving. If I didn’t wait, the pain was too unbearable to walk.

Then, when going through the process of discussing tkr surgery, I found out the pain was caused by a bone spur. My bone spur grew due to my knee being bone-on-bone. The spur was grabbing hold of the nerve that went the length of my outer leg.

So, after my tkr, the nerve pain was still there. It was lessened, however. Then it seemed to gradually diminish. Woohoo!

Now, 18 months post tkr, I find that my nerve damage returns if I sleep for an extended time on my affected (surgical) side. Bummer…I thought I was over pain. (I’m chuckling to myself over that comment).

The past couple of days, I’ve made a discovery. I stretch prior to getting out of bed and it feels great. Slightly painful on my tkr leg due to the nerve…but MUCH better than the first few months after my tkr when I couldn’t stretch without immense pain from my nerve and tkr. It feels great to just stretch now. So, I get out of bed with the uncomfortable (but not severe) nerve pain in place. I gripe to myself, but accept it. Then, I go for my daily walk.

First I go downstairs. Gulp. Then, I get outside and stretch a bit more. It’s great being outdoors. The birds are chirping, the grasshoppers are out strolling (or hopping) and on a clear day like today…the mountains are in clear view. It’s truly a beautiful site that I am very grateful for.

As I start my walk, ouch. I feel a little out of sync. I continue, though, since I’m on a mission. Then, I notice that the pain completely stops. It’s as if my nerve has found its correct place and everything is working in alignment. Cool…

Well, thought I’d share this nerve damage & tkr update with anyone else going through the same thing. And for all who are in the beginning stages of your tkr recuperation…it does get better. Believe me on that.

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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.

How A TKR Affects Other Surgeries

Hi everyone. Some of you have asked me about having a tkr before other surgeries. I have written about how a tkr affects other surgeries previously, so thought I’d share one of my more popular articles again. So…

We all know how trying having a tkr is, from the surgery itself to the recuperation. Personally, I needed to donate four pints of my own blood and was in pre-op mode for one month. I have written about that experience in other posts. (And in my ‘Preparing For a TKR Book’. To say it was frustrating and tiring is an understatement. Here is how a tkr affects other surgeries…

It builds character, respect, awareness, knowledge, and much more.

Recently, I was preparing to undergo strabismus surgery to correct an eye imbalance. It is muscle surgery that is performed on an out-patient basis. First, I find out that the surgery would take about 15 minutes…big deal. After undergoing a tkr, what’s 15 minutes?

Upon finding out I’d be wearing an eye patch, I imagined the type that pirates wear. (Honestly, I did.) When I found out that my blood loss would be about a  full teaspoon, I figured…big deal. I was sure all would go well. I was definitely cocky about the whole thing.

When I was told I needed to have someone with me when my surgery was completed, I got angry. Why do I need someone there when I knew I could walk from the surgery site to my ferry ride? I could handle anything, in my mind. The ferry terminal was only a few blocks away and I had done the walk numerous times before.

Anyways…I wouldn’t be discharged from the center without having someone with me. (I do understand the safety measurements put into place. I was just being stubborn.) I found someone. And…I’m glad I did. There is a reason for that protocol.

The surgery prep involved me wearing my jeans and shoes. WHAT??!! My other surgeries have been considered major and had me naked under the attractive hospital gown. (We all know what that’s like). I recall being “put under”. The last thing I heard was my eye surgeon saying “quit talking, Marie”.

(I was a chatterbox and kept saying I wasn’t getting enough oxygen. I was nervous.) I don’t recall waking up, going into the recovery room or getting dressed.

Apparently, when I was offered some juice, I barked out…”I’ll take apple!”. When I was offered some graham crackers, I barked out .”Why don’t you have any saltines?!”. Sometimes I can be such a diva.

Anyways, there is no way I could have walked from the surgery center to the ferry as I originally planned.. My eye patch covered almost half of my face.

My visual field was definitely impaired. It was the strangest feeling. It was almost like I lacked depth perception.

The anesthesia caused me to be very drowsy. I needed to hold onto someone or something to keep my footing. I could talk coherently (at least it sounded like it to me), but talking sapped my energy. This from a 15-minute outpatient surgery. Wow.

I’m writing this in hopes of helping others going through the same thing. Who would have ever thought a  “minor” outpatient surgery would have such an effect? That’s how a tkr affects other surgeries. It changes your perspective, awareness, respect, and knowledge.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots Healing, found at https://booktoots.com , 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.

Sharing A New Press Release

Hi everyone. I wanted to share something with you. My Newsworthy Happenings Page is updated with information about the press release discussing the release of my water exercising ebook.

Kindly take a moment to click on the Page for more information about this book promo. Book also available for reading on Kindle and Nook.

Thanks again for all your support. Keep on truckin’. 🙂

Proud To Announce My New TKR Water Exercising Ebook

Hi everyone! We all know the importance of exercising regularly after having a total knee replacement, or for simply living a healthier lifestyle. So…I am pleased to announce the release of my new 38-page ebook titled “Water Exercising After A TKR”.

For more details about my book, go to my Books page. Or…buy it now by clicking on the Paypal ‘Buy Now’ button:

Kindly click on this purchase link, which will take you to the Paypal screen:

 

I will update purchase options as more become finalized. Thanks!

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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 tkr blogging 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.

Natural Remedies for A TKR

Hi everyone. I am always on a mission to find natural remedies for a tkr. There are many available. Most are cheap, nutritious, and easy to find. RICE comes into play. This post is especially for a friend who is having a tkr today.

Ice. This is a no-brainer. Putting ice in a towel before placing it on my knee helps out tremendously.

Rest. Take a break and simply resting must be included in the list of natural remedies for a tkr. I find laying on the couch solves this dilemma perfectly. 🙂

Elevation. Raising my tkr leg above heart level helps reduce swelling. This, in turn, lowers pain levels.

Compression. Wrapping my tkr knee in a compression bandage helps reduce swelling. I do this before going for a walk.

Make certain not to wrap your tkr too tightly, though. That will hurt and make things worse.

Bananas. My favorite fruit! Bananas contain plentiful amounts of potassium. This mineral helps reduce leg cramps (which I commonly get). It also boosts my energy levels.

Hockey. It is inspiring to watch what players go through and bounce back without a hitch. I admire that.

Humor. One of the most important natural remedies for a tkr is keeping a good sense of humor. Find humor in as much as possible. Laughter is medicine.

Music. What more needs to be said? Choose your favorite genre and lose yourself.

Massage. I find that giving myself a massage helps increase circulation, lower stiffness, and decrease pain. Anytime, anywhere.

That’s all the natural remedies for a tkr that I can think of for now. Hopefully, they will help you also.

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

Proudly Announcing My New Book Titled “Water Exercising After a TKR”


Hi everyone. I am pleased to announce the new release of my book titled “Water Exercising After A TKR”. After going through the total knee replacement recuperation process, I started using water as my exercise medium. Since these maneuvers work for me, they may work for you. The exercises are useful for anyone with mobility concerns.

My 39-page book contains 25 unique exercises, some with up to three variations – giving you even more maneuvers. Exercises vary from shallow to deep waters, so there is something to satisfy all skill levels.

You do not need to swim to do my exercises found in “Water Exercising After A TKR”. Some involve maintaining contact with the pool’s surface. Others include being in deep waters.


As mentioned, even though the book is geared towards those recuperating, or living, with a total knee replacement – anyone with mobility concerns can get involved.

Kindly click on this purchase link to get your copy of “Water Exercising After A TKR”. The link will take you to the Paypal screen:




My book is also available for purchase on Amazon. Find it in either Kindle or hard copy form. For purchasing information visit Amazon and search for title.

Thank 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.

Talking About Laptop Heat & A TKR

Hi everyone. Recently, I have been putting my laptop onto a towel and then placing it onto my lap. One of my readers asked me if I, or anyone else, had experienced pain from laptop heat and a tkr. She had been using her laptop while sitting on her sofa or bed. She noticed that there was immense pain after a while. Let’s start talking about laptop heat and a tkr.

Well, within the last two weeks, it has happened to me. (I am 19 months post-tkr, for the records).

After about 20 minutes, I notice a pain in my tkr area. Sometimes the pain is not that intense, other times it is. My knee is very hot at times. Other times it is warm.

Either way….I’m going to find another way to use my laptop that is ergonomically correct. It is time to experiment with laptop heat and a tkr. I wonder if those Portabooks really work?

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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 total knee replacement patient who has been living with various physical conditions for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing. 

Do These Hamstring Muscle Exercises To Reduce Pain

After your tkr, total knee replacement, you will experience pain in your hamstring muscles – the muscles located on the backside of your thigh and knee. When done consistently, hamstring exercises can be a natural pain reliever that also improves your overall functioning level. Here are some hamstring exercises to reduce pain:

Upright stretch

Do these gentle stand-up stretching maneuvers to lower your pain level.

Find a table or other firm surface that is waist-height.

Place your tkr leg onto the table.

Make certain your leg is parallel to your hip.

Keep your opposite-side foot firmly planted on the floor.

Gently and slowly bend your upper body forward until you feel a stretch along the backside of your leg.

Bend as far as possible while keeping your knee and back straight.

Hold this hamstring exercise stretch for five seconds.

Slowly return to the original upright position.

Rest for five seconds.

Repeat this exercise five times.

Bicycling

Bicycling is an excellent warm-up for your hamstring exercise program. Bicycling increases circulation, which in turn loosens muscles. This helps minimize your injury risks. It is a low-impact activity that places minimal stress on your tkr.

Begin by setting the resistance level at zero. Increase the intensity and time as your become stronger. Pedal at a comfortable pace.

Leg Bends

Leg bends are also known as hamstring curls.

Stand facing a sturdy chair.

Hold onto the chair while lifting your tkr leg from the floor.

Bend your knee as far as possible, bringing your heel toward your buttocks.

Hold this stretch for five seconds.

Slowly lower your leg to the original position.

Rest 10 seconds.

Repeat this exercise 10 times.

Remember

Always warm-up prior to any exercise program.

Stop at the first sign of excessive pain or discomfort.

Drink water throughout your regime.

Always cool-down for five minutes after your regime.

Consider icing your tkr after exercising to reduce pain and swelling.

Always place safety first while doing the above hamstring muscle exercises to reduce pain.

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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 physical conditionsfor over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing. </FONT>

Happy New Year 2019!

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year 2019! Here’s wishing you only the best in the upcoming year.      

Once again, Thank you  for all your continued support throughout the years.

Happy Holidays To Each and All

Hi everyone.  I wanted to take a few moments and wish all of you a joyous and fulfilling holiday season. Take some time to reflect on being grateful what you have. Happy Holidays to each and all!

In the meantime, enjoy these virtual shortbread cookies….:)

Here is hoping the New Year brings you joy, abundance, and love.

Thank you for your continued support of my tkr blog.

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.