Pain has been my nemesis throughout my bilateral knee replacement recovery. Especially weather-induced pain. If you've read any of my previous knee-replacement blog posts, you'll know that every change in the weather (especially big rain fronts) has caused extra pain for me. Several clear, sunny days in a row have been heaven. On those days … Continue reading Double Knee Replacement: Breakthrough!!
The short answer to my title question? It depends. Yeah, that's not the answer I want, either. What I've found after two surgeries this year and cancer treatment (two rounds of chemo, surgery, radiation) six years ago is that the doctors will give you the best-case scenario. But they will also say, "It depends. Everyone … Continue reading So . . . how long does surgery or cancer treatment recovery take?
Because I'm a little superstitious, I've waited a bit to share this news: I've started turning the corner after bilateral knee replacement! A clear sign that my healing was taking a turn for the better was two or three weeks ago when my taste buds returned to normal - and my appetite also returned. The … Continue reading Double Knee Replacement: Starting to turn the corner (finally!)
Before I had this surgery, this double TKR (total knee replacement), I thought that I'd be walking pretty well and almost pain free at this point. Nope! Though I am improving and don't usually need a cane around the house, I still do better with the cane when I'm out and about. The cane takes … Continue reading Four months after double knee replacement
For the past several years - around each New Year's Day - I follow the suggestion from Abbey of the Arts to let a word for my year find me. This year I took my time and did some of the exercises from the Abbey's "Give Me a Word 2018." I didn't arrive at my … Continue reading My Word for 2018
I didn't quite know what I was in for when I said okay to a double knee replacement. I thought that by December (my surgery was mid-September), I'd be much more mobile than I am now. And I for sure didn't expect the pain to be persisting to this degree. But here I am, hobbling … Continue reading Three months out from double knee replacement. And another scar to add to this year’s scars.
I have now made it to my 59th birthday. And I have to say . . . this past year made those clichés about aging and health the truth for me! The weather has caused some aches over the years - but nothing like since my double knee replacement in September. If you want to … Continue reading On turning 59: Growing older