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Re: my knee surgery

When I had therapy after surgery, I found it good to do exercises each time
I used the bathroom.  I didn't forget and the exercise was done throughout
the day.  I repaired very well and recommended the method to one of my
brother-in-laws.  We both were able to get function back sooner and fuller.

> [Original Message]
> From: pdickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 9/16/2006 12:27:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] my knee surgery
> Ceres,
> I am at home, my surgery was done in an outpatient clinic on Thursday 
> morning.  I had a drain tube which was full yesterday when they took the
> off.  Did you have that?  I am thinking that helped with getting rid of
> of the swelling.  I am still swollen but the PT measured my knee
> and it was only 2-3 cm larger than the good one so not much swelling left.
> The doctor talked to me before and my husband after about arthritis in
> knee.  I have pain in the good one too but no where near as much as I had
> the bad one.
> I had a skiing accident over 20 years ago and now it is the one that I am 
> having all this trouble with.  He said it had more play in the ligaments
> that was damaging the cartilage.
>  I am 51, how old are you... if you don't mind me asking?  He gave me
> strength exercises to do yesterday so I better get to doing them.  He
> talked to me about using the crutches right and not using them where I
> myself to walk wrong... he said be sure to swing my leg all the way
> just like I would do if I was walking normal.  I hope some of this makes 
> sense... when I reread it I am not sure I can understand it.
> Tricia
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 8:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] my knee surgery
> > Tricia, how fortunate for you to do so well.   Are you in the hospital?
> > What was your injury?   My knee is still swollen from my July 5
> > I
> > don't have pain but the exercises have not buildup the strength in my
> > as I
> > had before the problem nor   the stride length or speed.   In addition 
> > there is
> > lots of arthritis in the knee which is I'm sure is no surprise at my
> > Continue you the speedy recovery.
> >     Ceres
> >
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