Hurricane Florence Wishes

Hi everyone. Let’s all of us take a few moments to send our blessings and well wishes to all of my readers/ everyone in the Phillipines and United States affected by Hurricane Florence.

Here’s hoping for the best to each and every one 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.







Does Weather Affect A TKR?

Some of you have asked me “Does weather affect a tkr?” Seems that many of you are having individual concerns and unusual pains associated with weather changes.

In my case, I have not noticed much of any affect upon my tkr at all. Cold, wet,or warm….it hasn’t made a noticeable difference to me. That is a vast improvement from before my surgery when cold, wet weather was definitely my demise. 🙁

FYI: My tkr has drastically improved my decreased knee flexibility, extreme pain, and other negative knee concerns associated with a “poor” knee. Before my tkr, my damaged knee was my weather forecaster. I could sense the rain and cold like the Doppler radar.

So, sorry I can’t be of any more help in the area of weather affecting a tkr. FYI: It’s been 16 months since my total knee replacement.

UPDATE: Nine years later..2018..I still notice no weather effects of my tkr. Maybe a little more stiffness than usual, but nothing serious.

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 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.







Effects of Weather on a Total Knee Replacement

Hi everyone. Recently, I was asked if I can determine what the weather will be like with my bionic knee.   Or, more appropriately, “What are the effects of weather on a total knee replacement?”  It was a pretty funny question, in my opinion. It was entertaining to me mainly because it brought back memories of how weather impacted my real knee.

First of all, I have not had weather impact my bionic knee. Knock on wood. Some of my readers have commented to me about their tkr experiences, though. Everyone is different when dealing with the effects of weather on a total knee replacement.

 

Someone I know has a total hip replacement, and he was telling me about how when it gets cold…his hip area really feels it. It seems that the bionic hip gets cold and stiff. That’s his experience, though. I don’t know if anyone else has experienced that.

 

Prior to my tkr, my real knee experienced the weather changes. In fact, I used my knee as a weather vane. Cold, damp weather caused pain and stiffness. Warm, humid weather caused my knee to be fluid and painless. So, there is another benefit of having a total knee replacement. No weather predictions are involved. 🙂

 

Note: Maybe I am speaking to soon since it’s been almost nine months since my tkr. My luck, I’ll be sharing this information and tomorrow …the bionic knee weather vane will kick in.

 

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Positive Effects of Destructive Weather

While watching Hurricane Ike and its impact on the gulf coast of our country, I remembered something that happened years ago.  It can be considered a writing trigger.

The aftermath of destructive weather can lead to a bonding of neighborhoods and those living in them. The residents meet their neighbors and can help each other. The community pulls together in a cooperative effort. Here is a personal story that may provide additional insight:

At one point in my life, I lived through a tornado (in Michigan), our community was left without power.  We were in a state of disarray, also.  Well, while outside checking out the damage (day after the tornado) – I met my neighbors.  Prior to that, everyone kind of stuck to themselves.

It gives a different perspective.

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Off the Subject

This blog post has nothing to do with a total knee replacement, car accident, book writing, or writing in general.  It has to do with Hurricane Ike.

I have been watching live Houston coverage of the hurricane since it was approaching the Galveston area.  In fact, the hurricane was 5 miles from land when I first started watching.  Now, it is daylight and downtown Houston received the category 1 hurricane.  The damage is immense.

My heart and soul goes out to that area of our country.  I lived through Hurricane Andrew (down on the Florida gulf coast) and hurricanes are frightening.  Weather-wise, they are fascinating.  The destruction they leave behind is anything but.

Bizarre Weather

Today is the day of the most bizarre weather I’ve seen in a long time. It was sunny earlier, so I decided to get out and enjoy the fresh air while getting in a walk with my new knee. So, I get in my car. As soon as I drive onto the main road, it starts downpouring. Then, hail. It’s April 19 in WA state.

so, I decide to go grocery shopping instead. As I am driving back home, the sun comes out. It has stopped raining and the skies are clear. Go figure.

Now, two hours later….I am sitting in front of my computer looking out the window. it is hailing big time! The grass is a blanket of white, the patio is covered with hail, while ice pellets are simply bouncing off the railings. My windows are getting smacked. And…the motorcycle training class is still going on…lol

Wow…and now it has stopped. No wait…it’s started back up. What a day..:)