HGTV Message Boards
Jul 07, 2012, 02:07 PMHolly in South Jersey
My new knee and I are in rehab! Yesterday I walked to and from PT with the walker, about 1000 feet!
They have a piece of equipment in pt that looks like a sewing machine, but it's an arm bike.
I will probably go home Wed, I am doing so well. I get the 29 staples out on Tues.
Thanks to Bozie for starting sew & tell!
Jul 07, 2012, 02:40 PMKC1930
Glad to hear all went well. Remember the pea trick!
Jul 07, 2012, 03:13 PMAngelaC
Hi Holly, glad you're doing well. Bet you can't wait to get back home!
My outpatient PT actually does have a sewing machine...sometimes they have to "modify" things for a patient. Just recently they modified a bra for a shoulder patient!
Jul 07, 2012, 03:24 PMnlk
Holly, I'm glad to hear that all went well with your knee & that you are back to walking again. I hear that PT is the most important part of getting back to normal. Be a good girl & listen to the Dr. & therapists!
We live in the home of the free...because of the brave.
Jul 07, 2012, 03:26 PMgardenpat
GLad to hear your surgery went so well! Just make sure that the stapled area stays totally clean so it doesn't get infected! Every day will be a little better if you keep doing your PT!!!
Right knee replacement-Dec 2008
Left knee replacement-Dec 2007
Jul 07, 2012, 07:15 PMrondiquilts
Glad to hear the recuperation is going so well for you! Thank you to Bozie for helping out in your abscence.
Jul 07, 2012, 07:23 PMcksvett
Holly, take care. If they send you home with a machine that exercises your knee, be sure to do it just as much as they say. The knee will lock up if not exercised.
Also take care in rehab. DH Dr. doesn't believe in rehab as half of the people there come out with pneumonia, so stay healthy... Chris
Jul 07, 2012, 07:36 PMChlynn1129
Glad to her from you! Take care and wishing you a speedy recovery!
Jul 07, 2012, 07:47 PMstm1804
I was so glad to see your post! Glad to hear things are going well.
Jul 07, 2012, 08:22 PMNYlady
Glad to see you on the boards.. Stay healthy and do your exercises.
Jul 07, 2012, 08:53 PMSeeingStars
It's good to hear from you Holly! Best wishes on getting home soon and back to sewing.
Jul 07, 2012, 08:58 PMFlorida Farm Girl
Holly, I'm so glad that you're doing well. Keep up the good work.
Jul 07, 2012, 09:34 PMAuntie Reba
Take care honey...we wish you well with your new knee.
Jul 08, 2012, 09:13 AMHolly in South Jersey
Chris, my doc doesn't order the CPM machine- he said studies show it makes no difference long term.
No pneumonia here- I cough and deep breathe a lot, and I am up and down constantly.
Thanks for all the good wishes!
Jul 08, 2012, 10:32 AMpatty j
Holly, doing the "happy dance" for you and your new knee. Glad everything is working out so well for you. I had an Aunt who had a knee replacement and she called herself " Bionic Evelyn" thanks for reminding me of that--I miss her.
Jul 08, 2012, 10:35 AMnuquiltr
So happy for you.Good Girl!!!
Now you will be able to keep on keeping on!
Jul 08, 2012, 03:51 PMroyalboomer
Holly - you must be a very good patient - going home so soon
Glad your new knee is cooperating with you. So, did you think "why did I wait so long?" Seems that is all I hear from people who have had knee replacement. Good to "see" you here - thank you for the update, I was wondering about how you were getting on.
Jul 08, 2012, 07:36 PMAuntJo
Holly happy to hear you are doing well!! Wishing you a smooth recovery.
Jul 08, 2012, 11:21 PMLisaP8
Glad you're recovering! My son used Press and Seal to wrap his knee when he showered after his surgery, kept his staples dry like a charm.
My FIL just had his second knee replacement and says his post-surgical pain is less than the arthritis he has lived with for 20 years.
Keep up the good healing!
"I know how you turn a blanket into a quilt, Mom. You add some love to it." ~ J., 7/08, age 7
Jul 09, 2012, 12:20 AMAliquilt
So glad to hear you're doing well! I have knee replacement to schedule, originally was putting off for a year, until right before retirement. Well I went to the Retirement Office last week, to find out I can retire this October, can you hear me squealing?!?!?! Somehow I miscalculated about retirement possibility. So, plan now is, AFTER Branson, surgery in October, which will use up my sick time, and retire Nov 1, or perhaps, surgery in Nov and retire Dec 1...still debating...anyway, any tips on pre-surgery preparation??
Jul 09, 2012, 01:55 AMHappy Erme
I am glad you are doing well. Continued wishes for your health. Take it easy when you are not in PT and save your strength for you recovery. hugs
Jul 09, 2012, 09:21 AMSDgranny
Glad to hear you are doing great. I had a replacement in March and am doing great also. The most important thing is to do your exercises. I still do mine everyday and it is so nice to be pain free.
Aliquilt- my Dr. gave me exercises to do before surgery for about 6 weeks. I think that helped- also he glued my incision. I didn't have either staples or stitches. Good luck.
Jul 09, 2012, 05:20 PMKentucky_Sunshine
So happy o hear you are on themend and doing well Holly, keep up the good work
" Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.. "
Jul 09, 2012, 05:48 PMchanlady22
So glad to hear that you are doing well. A friend was at our house last evening for dinner. She had her second knee replaced in April and is doing fantastic. Good luck to you!
Jul 09, 2012, 07:14 PMcksvett
Holly, so glad your recovery is going well. Know you will be glad when you are out a few more months... Chris
Jul 10, 2012, 01:45 PMMusiclady
So glad to hear you are doing well.
Jul 11, 2012, 09:10 PMHolly in South Jersey
I am home! yay! Home care nurse comes tomorrow.
Jul 14, 2012, 05:31 PMNICUnurse
I'm so happy for you Holly!
Jul 14, 2012, 06:44 PMcalifgal
Holly glad your home and on the mend, take it easy .
Jul 14, 2012, 06:55 PMtimecard24
Keep up the good work.