What a great PA my knee surgeon has!!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

She gave me an injection of Synvisc-1 (new, 1-injection treatment) to help tide me over until I can do the knee replacement some time early summer. I also am getting a custom made knee support to take "the load off" the joint (a hinged knee brace) and I also got a temporary handicapped parking permit that is good until my birthday (May 31st). I am so happy they have accommodated all my wishes and now we will see how being nonweight bearing for exercises is going to work. She said I could use recumbent bike and water aerobics. She suggested elliptical machine but I have not done well with that machine and will wait to see if I can do it in about a month or so. I am taking it easy this afternoon after the injection and plan to not overdo. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Sounds like a plan. Good luck with your recovery. emoticon
    4201 days ago
    Have you ever tried a gazelle ? I have knee problems and that is what I use.
    4201 days ago
    It's good to hear that she listened to your concerns and offered temporary solutions for relief. Rest up today Teddy.
    4203 days ago
    I don't think the elliptical is the easiest on the knees. Go with your gut as to what you feel safe with. Glad they were able to help you.
    4204 days ago
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    water aerobics are fun you should really try that, no knee impact!
    4204 days ago
    Water aerobics always looked like fun to me. I love the water and used to swim at the county recreation center fairly often. I usually just treadmill now because I have one at home and it's quicker. I was laid up for 3 months with the broken ankle, but I'm back to walking on the treadmill. I'm not as fast as I was, but I'm picking up speed. I hope your recovery goes as smoothly as mine. A good doctor makes all the difference.
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    Glad to hear she was able to equip you with a plan! Take care! emoticon
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    Sounds like a great visit!
    4204 days ago
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