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My orthopedic surgeries

Posted 10-30-2012 01:41 AM by Bakedroses
Updated 11-02-2012 12:35 AM by Administrator

Last week, I had my sixth orthopedic surgery in 16 years, on an ankle (the others were on knees and a wrist). I'm required to be nonweightbearing for some period of time. I thought that by posting some coping strategies, both before and after surgeries, my experiences might help some others here.

I like being independent and am used to doing things for and by myself, and feeling more in control of my life, so it's been difficult to adjust to being in a wheelchair, unable to exit...
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Right Total Knee Replacement - My Story

Posted 12-30-2010 09:52 AM by FLNative49
Updated 12-30-2010 11:08 AM by FLNative49

Since discovering this forum, I've received valuable information that I believe will benefit me during surgery and recovery. One piece of advice I received was to chronicle my experience hence, this blog. Here's my story beginning with a little background information.

I am a 49 yr. old female with advanced arthritis in my right knee. I used to fitness walk, three to five miles per day, several days per week. About two years ago, I was on one of my regular walks when my knee began...
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