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pooflady wrote:Yay, I was able to tie my shoes today. The wrist is improving.
You're still to young for Velcro shoes :-)
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pooflady wrote:The knee's doing good. Is still uncomfortable because of the swelling, but we've been told that can take up to seven months to go down.
One problem - when both knees hurt, he lumbered (hope you know what I mean). He's still walking like that and he shouldn't be. They told him to keep his shoulders straight. He gets mad at me if I mention it, says he's walked that way for five years and it's a habit and hard not to. I can understand that, but no one but me's going to tell him to stop it.
That is about right on the swelling. I had my knee done last June and about 1 month ago it looked normal finally. The trouble with a knee replacement is as you have noticed you walk different to compensate and it is a hard habit to break. It is almost like learning to walk all over again. I still have to think about walking normally, left knee was 2 years ago and now the right one. That and I had so much pain in my knees I had no idea how much my lower back hurts after walking a while. Sheesh, you just can't win! I do have to say that having both knees replaced changed my life for the better. For the first time in almost 20 years I can sleep through the night without being awakened several times by terrible pain. A good nights sleep improves your entire day!
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