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2nd TKR.....a pair of Aces...
dibbits0530 posted:
It is true that we do not remember pain. A TKR was performed on my left knee 3 years ago. I do not remember the pain or types of pain experienced from the previous surgery, only that I was a miserable patient at home. This time I was alone with no one to help me around so I cooked, cleaned; kept myself up.

What separates this surgery from the last is that I have right sided radicular syndrome (same side as current replacement). This syndrome is a complex result from a birthing. High forceps breech in 1955 was a best a risk. My head was near the sternum and my feet at my chin. I was tilted to the right and lodged in place. The complication (as if this was not enough) was the umbilical cord was wrapped 3 times around my neck, chin and chest. C-section was not an option as it was considered a higher risk than the breech.

So with the right side being as such, does the replacement seek to correct a right side from head to toe from a life-long (I am 58) displacement from 2 bends in the back, an out-turned leg and foot? It might also be noted that right-side development versus left-side development is notable, right-side being under formed. There have been a variety of changes to my right side since the surgery (July 8, 2013). All of this results in a variety of sensations and types and levels of pains that make daily life difficult especially sleep. 3 hours at any given time is about all my body can stand without all of this waking me.

How does this (if at all) come together within the healing process?


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