First big walk with a new knee Today I did my first big walk. 4000 steps to the bank and back. No dogs. They were pissed. They will have to wait until I'm steadier. It went well. I took my cane but never had to lean on it. It was such a lovely day and … Continue reading Took the new knee out for a spin
One of the therapies I have chosen to hasten an effective recovery is red laser light therapy. As a scientist I abhor conclusions based anecdotal information but as this is my knee that is what I am going to relate. There are studies showing the effectiveness of this treatment which can be Googled. Red light … Continue reading Red light laser therapy – not snake oil!
Knee treatment after surgery It's hard to believe it's been a week since I was in surgery. I have made so much progress. I gave up the walker for a single crutch on day 1. Now I use the crutch outside the house but I need it less and less in the house. I can … Continue reading 1 week to the day Total Knee Replacement- observations
Post surgery knee replacement I had some minor complications with the anesthesia and hydromorphone. It came down to lots of nausea and vomiting. So not fun and very difficult to manage nutrition plans. There are three things to focus on for good recovery. Rest, rehab and nutrition. I wasn't sure if I could manage … Continue reading At home after knee replacement
Post Surgery The surgery went well. My memories are fuzzy which is good. The only thing I really remember during it was the sound of someone banging in railway ties. "TING, TING". I don't know what was going on and don't feel the need to know. Prep was very calm. Lots of cleaning to … Continue reading 4 days post new knee