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    An_264871 posted:
    I had my TKR done 6/30/15, and am back to work now. When I look back 3 mo. I can't believe how far I have come for the better. I also was depressed and said why did I do this, I shouldn't have done this, but now I am glad I did it. It does get better, PT really helps and I am still going 2 days wk after work, I enjoy it. In 1st 2 wks after surgery the pain was really bad, but each week i noticed something different inproving. Hang in there and keep saying I am getting better and it will. Good luck to you.
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    faron79 responded:
    My left TKR was 9/26/14, when I was 53. I also had MCL-augmentation work done too. That means my original "beat up" MCL had to be moved slightly, & a new mesh ligament was stretched over this, & anchored with 2 Swivellock anchors. Uffda!
    * My PT was 6wks, & I did well.
    * LOTS of exercises/stretching done @ home too!!! You CANNOT stretch enough!!!
    * You've only got ONE period of time to do it right...pain or no pain. DO IT.
    * I got to take home the ice-water circulation machine from the hospital. It's just part of what they do at Fargo, ND Sanford Hospital.
    * That machine is a GODSEND!!! I used it 4/x day. Even @ the 3-month mark, I was still using it 2x/day after some workdays!
    * Now @ the 1.5yr mark, I still do strengthening work. I still get stiff & sore (all over...not just the knee!). But what do ya expect @ 54 years old?!
    * My "new" knee is doing good. I'm stronger now than I was b4 the operation!!!

    Faron


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