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HerbM Bilateral Total KNEE Replacement surgery Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!
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HerbM Bilateral Total KNEE Replacement surgery Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!
Bilateral Total KNEE Replacement surgery (BTKR) Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!

Started surgery too late (1:45pm) to arrange outpatient BTKR but jailbreak is already in planning stages for tomorrow (Wed).
[and also have Foley catheter],

First woke post-op at 5:50pm just prior to leaving the OR for PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit).

5:55 arrived PACU, no pain.

8:15pm walked short distance, each single-leg standing, 1/4 squats no hands, short in-room walk with walker (no weight on walker), no pain (tightness/mild soreness but really minimal), stood/sat without assistance, sitting ROM ESTIMATE 120 degrees Right, 110 degrees Left with NO PAIN.

Even with swelling and tight wrappings, ROM is better than pre-op (FYI: This much ROM is amazing and DELIGHTFUL).

Very comfortable -- biggest discomfort is THIRST so that indicates how well pain is managed.

Pain meds, Percoset, by clock, Patient controlled analgesic (PCA, but have to remember to push it.)

Using our Polar Care cold therapy machine on both knees. (Brought from home)

Pain at 0 while lying still; 1 when moving the knees plus or minus 0.5.

Will continue to arrange inpatient rehab tomorrow but likely will just go home Day-1 or Day-2 if fantastic results continue.

Having WAY TOO MUCH FUN!

Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
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RE: HerbM Bilateral Total Hip Replacement surgery Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!
OK, remind me..... What was the name of that planet you were born on? Oh yeah, now I remember: Krypton.

Fricken incredible.
10-22-2014 12:04 AM
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(10-22-2014 12:04 AM)retired_guy Wrote:  OK, remind me..... What was the name of that planet you were born on? Oh yeah, now I remember: Krypton.

Fricken incredible.

LOL!

You made me LAUGH -- THANK YOU my FRIEND!

But if it was Krypton, then I wouldn't need knee replacements -- Ok, maybe there was a piece of Red Kryptonite that gave me funky knees.

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"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
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RE: HerbM Bilateral Total Hip Replacement surgery Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!
make sure you push that button your probably getting what I take .. should do the trick for the pain for sure ..

hope you walk out in the morning !!
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RE: HerbM Bilateral Total KNEE Replacement surgery Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!
Such good news. Onward you go...

2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
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RE: HerbM Bilateral Total KNEE Replacement surgery Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!
Day 1 6am
Slept through until; almost 6am (blood draw woke me.)

No pain meds until 6:15, took 1 of 2 allowed narco pills (Hydro this time)

6:25 -- Short walk (in room) again with walker. One leg stands, 1/4 squats, stand & sit without help (just fall monitoring).
Some soreness, no big deal, no real pain.

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HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
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RE: HerbM Bilateral Total KNEE Replacement surgery Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!
Hi herbm,
Sounds like you are off to a GREAT staart, keep up the good work and be careful.

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RE: HerbM Bilateral Total KNEE Replacement surgery Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!
Thanks Trish.

Yes, it is a fantastic start, no serious pain, ROM as good as many get after 3 months.

Blocks and Exparel are still working though, so I have a lot of help.

Energy level is excellent, I would be up and walking around were it now for all the connections. Ice machine and leg squeezer at feet are biggest issue to going mobile.

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HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
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RE: HerbM Bilateral Total KNEE Replacement surgery Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!
Full speed ahead Herb! It's good to hear that things are going well for you.
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RE: HerbM Bilateral Total KNEE Replacement surgery Oct 21st, 2014 -- WOW!
If you are enjoying this thread or otherwise interested, please post a reply occasionally to encourage me to continue.

10:30 AM Day 1 Post-Op

Physical therapist was here and we walked 200' plus in hallway with walker (I could walk unassisted, but using the walker will be better until my quads lose the soreness in about 3-5 day.)

Tried a shorter walk with my two HurryCanes. Works fine also. Good thing about these is I can take them through narrow doors which the walker can't always do.

Stood and sat under my own power, with and without assistive devices, i.e., walker and canes.

Range of motion didn't MEASURE as high as I thought, but it's still excellent:

Left: 92 & 11
Right: 111 & 5

All this without taking but one narco at 6:15 AM and at the time for the next dose which I am still not taking.

The nurses agreed to unhook the PCA machine and disconnect me from that and the pulse-ox

Extension is better than pre-op by 5 degrees each side. Flexion is a little less than pre-op maybe but very close and the bandage actually seems to be limit due to tightness.

Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
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