Just home from my second knee replacement. Now comes the hard part - therapy.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
I guess I'll just have to come over and take your Model T's from you and drive them to keep them oiled while you recover.
Don't worry I'll give them back in about 10 or 15 years
My advice is to QUIT DROPPING THINGS !!
I wish you a speedy recovery from your Knee-monia.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and complete ability to operate all three pedals. And to climb up into the car.
Welcome to the club, Tyrone. I had my second knee done back in February and while the hospital and nursing home experience wasn't excruciating, it sure was miserable. But now that part is over and you're home, so from this point on, it only gets better. The success of your surgery now depends on doing the PT exercises religiously.
Get well, I know about knees mine are messed up:?(
I only had one knee replaced, and do not plan on needing the other done as the bad one was due to injury. Aspirin is not adequate pain relief for such an operation, that and advil is all that is available to me so I think amputation is going to be the best option in case of infection in the replaced knee.
Obviously the origin of some knee trouble is genetic, but I wonder how much is due to sports injuries. My dad always blamed his bad knees on high school football. I guess I was lucky to be too unathletic for that.
For me, it took two years to fully recover. I was able to go on a tour six weeks after (both knees) but it wasn't a good experience. After one year I was getting around fine, and after two years could do light jogging and even play an occasional pick up basketball game (slowly).
Good luck, and keep up with therapy
Tyrone, both of my knees were replaced one year apart. Doing the therapy is key to success....no pain, no gain. Could drive the T in 3 months with no problem or pain. Very happy with the results....wish I had done it 5 yrs. sooner. Having bone on bone is not fun. Working on cars with out knee pads over the years did not help. The knee pads I now have are gel filled, no problem getting down on my new knees with the gel filled knee pads now. However, I try to do most work not kneeling more than necessary. You will adjust your life style to fit the new knees.
Steve, if the statisticians did the numbers on high school athletic injuries, sports in school would be outlawed, but there is too much money in sports, so the powers that be will not allow such thought. Even the mass shootings are such big money makers that no one would consider doing the one thing needed to stop them, and that is to stop making the killers world famous for the rest of time.
I am a dual knee replacements. One last December, no problem. Left one got MRSA Staff in 2011 after orthoscopic and had major problems. Have problems with clutch/low gear. Going to try a short piece of conduit with a U shaped bracket welded on end to put over the low gear peddle on my 26. Going to see if I can use it by hand to operate the peddle. Anyone one else have suggestions? Can't bend that knee over 90 degrees and it hurts to try to drive.
After recovering from MRSA.....did you continue with physical therapy? Only doing the physical therapy was I able to bend my knees over 120 degrees. Yes, it hurts to do the physical therapy. However, after each workout...I could bend my knee's a couple of degrees more from the time before. I went twice a week for 2 months. The Physical "Terrorist" would bend my knees past where I could bend them at the end of each visit. After each work out they would ice my knees for 10 minutes before I left to go home. Remember, no pain....no gain. There is no easy way....if you don't bend it....you loose the flexibility.
I just had my knees removed to avoid the whole problem.
During the first week.....there were times I wished I still had my old knee's. Each week got better. Happy I did not get MRSA....that can kill you.
Thank you all for your well wishes. lol, yes Les I understand your saying you wish you had your old knee back. I know that therapy and working the knee is key to seccess. It hurts indeed but the pain does pay off. Lucky for me and riding bicycles like I did before surgery, I'm starting with 101 degrees. So "only" 19 degrees to go. But all is well. I'll be back in the garage before I know it.