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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    So, the verdict is in and I just found out for sure yesterday that I will be having both of my knees replaced. I will get the first one done and then 6 to 8 weeks later get the 2nd one done. Have any of you had this surgery and if so, how long was it before you went back to work? I am in pretty good shape, ride my stationary bike most day, still use a weight machine.
    My wife had a replacement long ago. Her story was a bit different from most, though, so her (6-month) recovery time isn't relevant. However, I can provide the following strong advice:

    - DO the therapy afterward.

    - Concentrate on flex. If you allow the scar tissue to form around the wound, you won't be able to bend your leg much - and you'll be surprised how much that affects your day-to-day life. So whether you're walking or not, keep it moving, as that prevents the scar tissue from forming in locations that would block your flex. Most patients get around 100 degrees of flex. I know a few who have as much as 125 degrees - but that's unusual. By wife is lucky with 115 degrees - but she had to have a (small) procedure to get it to that point.

    - My wife found that the best therapy, by far, was a stationary bike. She bought one and saved a ton on therapist sessions.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    My wife had a replacement long ago. Her story was a bit different from most, though, so her (6-month) recovery time isn't relevant. However, I can provide the following strong advice:

    - DO the therapy afterward.

    - Concentrate on flex. If you allow the scar tissue to form around the wound, you won't be able to bend your leg much - and you'll be surprised how much that affects your day-to-day life. So whether you're walking or not, keep it moving, as that prevents the scar tissue from forming in locations that would block your flex. Most patients get around 100 degrees of flex. I know a few who have as much as 125 degrees - but that's unusual. By wife is lucky with 115 degrees - but she had to have a (small) procedure to get it to that point.

    - My wife found that the best therapy, by far, was a stationary bike. She bought one and saved a ton on therapist sessions.

    Good luck!
    Yup, I already have a stationary bike that I use at least 5 days a week.

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    Well... I'm at the hospital emergency room. ��Today was not a good day! I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go horseback riding. I have done this before! It turned out to be a big mistake! I got on the horse and started out slow, but then we went a little faster. Before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I couldn't take the pace and fell off, but caught my foot in the stirrup with the horse dragging me. It wouldn't stop! Thank goodness the manager at Walmart came out and unplugged the machine!
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    Hope you feel better Ed, thoughts & prayers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Well... I'm at the hospital emergency room. ��Today was not a good day! I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go horseback riding. I have done this before! It turned out to be a big mistake! I got on the horse and started out slow, but then we went a little faster. Before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I couldn't take the pace and fell off, but caught my foot in the stirrup with the horse dragging me. It wouldn't stop! Thank goodness the manager at Walmart came out and unplugged the machine!
    You had me believing it, Ed. Up until that last sentence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Well... I'm at the hospital emergency room. ��Today was not a good day! I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go horseback riding. I have done this before! It turned out to be a big mistake! I got on the horse and started out slow, but then we went a little faster. Before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I couldn't take the pace and fell off, but caught my foot in the stirrup with the horse dragging me. It wouldn't stop! Thank goodness the manager at Walmart came out and unplugged the machine!
    That'll teach you to stop horsing around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Well... I'm at the hospital emergency room. ��Today was not a good day! I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go horseback riding. I have done this before! It turned out to be a big mistake! I got on the horse and started out slow, but then we went a little faster. Before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I couldn't take the pace and fell off, but caught my foot in the stirrup with the horse dragging me. It wouldn't stop! Thank goodness the manager at Walmart came out and unplugged the machine!
    Damned referees!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Well... I'm at the hospital emergency room. ��Today was not a good day! I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go horseback riding. I have done this before! It turned out to be a big mistake! I got on the horse and started out slow, but then we went a little faster. Before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I couldn't take the pace and fell off, but caught my foot in the stirrup with the horse dragging me. It wouldn't stop! Thank goodness the manager at Walmart came out and unplugged the machine!
    Heh heh.

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    Any work from the Geeze or the Ghost yet?

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