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Replacement Knee

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by HazelD, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Lynn1

    Lynn1 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear from you. I was in enhanced recovery too (high dependency unit). Best place, but be prepared for a disturbed night. I got checked on every 5 minutes - at least that's how it seemed!

    Are you wearing inflatable boots?
     
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  2. Patricia21

    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So glad its all over for you,the physio will have you up tomorrow.
    All the best,thinking about you x
     
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  3. Lorraine deer

    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes the boots are great , but the knee is getting very sore so they put in a morphing driver, need to give it a chance to work x
     
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  4. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All the very best for your op and a good result and recovery, (((( hugs))))
     
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  5. Lorraine deer

    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The pain is awful, the pain relief going into my arm tissue so I need the drip moved I also have my leg packed with ice .
    Bg is 9.8
     
  6. Janiept

    Janiept · Expert

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    Hang on in there Lorraine. Thinking of you and praying for some relief for you x
     
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  7. Lorraine deer

    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh what a night , 6.2 fasting
     
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  8. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    Wishing you a "big cheer up' with ongoing improvement today, a 6.2 FBG is a pretty good start.
     
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  9. Patricia21

    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about you,dont worry about bg at the moment.
     
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  10. Lynn1

    Lynn1 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Lorraine, this is a tough operation. Been through it twice now.

    Please keep in touch and I'll offer all the support I can.

    Lynn
     
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  11. HazelD

    HazelD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done Lorraine, we are with you all the way.... Just do what you have to, don't rush it....take care.
     
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  12. HazelD

    HazelD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been on a UK patient forum and they have helped enormously... http://www.patient.co.uk/forums not sure if I can post this but all on the forum have had the same op and are coping differently helping each other.


    The forum is under Knee Problems.
     
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  13. Lynn1

    Lynn1 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Quite agree, Hazel.

    Joined this forum and they saw me through the worst. Just knowing that all of my many ups and downs were perfectly normal helped me enormously. Made some good friends too.

    For the first time in over a year, I drove myself to the opticians and then did a shop in Waitrose this morning. Can't emphasise the sense of achievement, albeit very tiring.
     
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  14. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Sheesh LD ...... hate to hear that and REALLY hope it gets well soon. My next door neighbour did a double not so long back and she's all good now and she was / is 63.

    Wishing you my best

    Mike :)
     
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  15. HazelD

    HazelD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    WOW Lynn, that is a fantastic news, just watch yourself for the rest of the day. Doing something 'normal' after this op can take a lot of out of you much more than you expect.

    Going out for the rest of the day with my granddaughter so I will expect to take it easy tomorrow
     
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  16. Lorraine deer

    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone , I've been up walking a few steps today and I hope to get home tomorrow
     
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  17. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

    Lao Tzu

    Wow that was a very quick "getting better", best wishes for your quick and total recovery.
     
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  18. HazelD

    HazelD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Go carefully.....
     
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  19. Lynn1

    Lynn1 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    When you get home don't forget to ice, elevate, exercise and maintain good pain relief.
     
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  20. Jezhenderson

    Jezhenderson · Newbie

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    I also have have been told I should have a right knee replacement but at 70 and a type two diabetic Ian concerned about infections and I also ride a motorcycle.
     
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