total knee replacement

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Joan M
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   Posted 8/13/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a distinct possiblity for me.  I have very bad osteoarthritis.  Any thoughts? rolleyes

SydneyJo
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   Posted 8/13/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Joan))) when is this happening for you?
Just wanted to wish you well.
Jo

Joan M
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   Posted 8/14/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you! I am seeing the surgeon on the 25th of this month. My rheumatologist told me three times I should have a total knee replacement so that is why I am thinking this will happen.

golitho
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   Posted 8/14/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Best of luck Joan, let us know how you go? I'm doing physio with a woman bookedfor the same surgery but later in the year. She is down to bone on bone and very positive about the surgery. We'll be thinking of you, golitho

SydneyJo
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   Posted 8/15/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Joan,
Hopefully the surgery will end your misery. Arm yourself with a list of concerns for the surgeon so you will at least know what you are in for.
Goodluck on the 25th and let us know how you went.
Jo

Nana Monster
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   Posted 8/21/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Out of curosity, is the "bone one bone" from lack of callogen? I'm taking Bio-Sil to rebuild the callogen. I had ortho
on my left one and the dr. wanted to do a replacement. Possibly on my right one, too, as it popped and crunched real
bad. I've been doing this for over 40 years. He "fixed" the torn ligament, torn maniscus and chrondo himma-himma.
I've been doing the Super Cissus RX as it rebuilds the ligaments, muscles and cartalidge. Doing the mix with malic acid
for fibro and have seen miraculous results. I wish I had found out about these before the knife. Now I'm getting
the joints repaired with plants (NO side effects) and have only been  to the drs once this year for a sinus infection.
YEAH!!!!!  If anyone is interested, please check them out. The web sites are mostly for male bodybuilders.......in fact,
the gentleman I got at the herbal shop this time was a bodybuilder and he is the one who recommended them. yeah
 
                      Nana Monster

Joan M
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   Posted 8/22/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Will keep you informed. I have NO cartilege left in my left knee. I trying to be systematic with my long list. Soon on this Tuesday I will meet with the surgeon.

ShereeDeer
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   Posted 8/22/2009 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
I'm in line to have both knees replaced.Unfortunately Drs won't do it because my Inflamatory levels are to high and I have to many risk factors. they have gotten me in a wheelchair until hopefully a day comes that I can have replacements. I have lived with these problems for almost 8 years. If your in very severe pain in the knee joints I can only tell you to talk to your Dr. about getting Synvisc injections . I hope This Helps.

Joan M
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   Posted 8/25/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Already had that (synvisc shots) plus cortizone shots and bought a brace. Nothing helps much.

Joan M
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   Posted 8/25/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
The doc set me up for December 3rd. Have to see my regular doc and a cardiologist and have to go to the hospital one week before. Will be seeing a nurse to explain the whole thing to me. The doc (surgeon) told me to get a stationary bike and use it. He seems to think this is very important. I am dizzy from the whole list.

deejane
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   Posted 8/26/2009 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Hang in there!  I've had both knees replaced (not at the same time).  It does take time to recover but for me, it has been so worth it!!  I, too, did the synvisc injections, cortisone injections but when it was time I knew it.  I know it can be overwhelming but many of us have been there. 

I'm recovering from a wrist joint replacement/reconstruction right now so it seems my joints just keep deteriorating.  Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Please let me know if I can answer any questions.  I'll be more than happy to try to help you with anything!  Take care!


deejane
 
Current DX:  rheumatoid arthritis/psoriatic arthritis, CD, left wrist basil joint arthritis- no cartilage and multiple bone spurs, right wrist damge - no cartilage, degenerative disc disorder, nerve damage, pain/inflamation/high blood pressure
Current meds:  Remicade 600 mg. every 5 weeks, methotrexate .6 cc. injection., celebrex, micardis/hct, folic acid, medrol dose pack (occasionally), topamax, toprol XL, lortab 10-500, zoloft
Previous meds:  Enbrel, humira, bextra, vioxx


Joan M
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   Posted 8/26/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
set up an appointment with a cardiologist today. my friend is lending me her stationary bike. my doc's office is mailing the blood test form for me. they want me to wait until the cardiologist clears me but I may make the appointment for after I see the cardiologist.

now i will keep going forward.

golitho
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   Posted 8/27/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with it Joan, as I said before I do aqua therapy with someone whos having her knee replaced. She was telling me its really helped to the strength up exercising under water. Some thing else you might find helpful befor eyour op. Best of luck...golitho

Joan M
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   Posted 9/2/2009 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi...I absolutely love the water.  We have a high school pool nearby that I can use usually Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Sunday.  Also had an outdoor pool which is especially wonderful that I used almost everyday in August (July was very rainy and cool here).  Have been swimming (sometimes more than 7 hours a week) since 1993.  Used to walk too but can't do that now.  The pool is heaven and I love it!  My rheumalogist thinks my swimming background will really help with my rehab...here's hoping she is right! turn
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