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Going in for complete knee replacement surgery. Monday February 13,2017.


I am going in for complete knee replacement surgery on Monday February 13, 2017. The hell of this knee pain is just too much to take most of the time. It will be at St. Josephs Hospital in Toronto and they are very well known for being among the very best in this field. I will be in for three full days at the hospital and then it will be a long haul towards rehab before i am 100%. I have done all the preliminary stuff leading up the the surgery in the last two months and now it is on. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this surgery and what their experiences were, good or bad. One of the hardest things is not being able to drive for 4-6 weeks, before it is safe to do so. Wish me luck guys, i hope it all goes well. Cheers. George



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Wishing you well there George. Really good friend of mine just had his done now in December and he is coming along really well. Just the obvious not to over do it too soon but also to try move around as much as you can. The absence of pain is the greatest difference.

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Good luck with it George, I'm sure it will be fine. A guy who works just down the street from my work had it done a year ago, similar age to you and he is doing great. Keep us posted.

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Best of luck George! My sister-in-law had the surgery a number of years ago with no problems at all. They sure don't keep people in the hospital very long these days not that it is place to be for very long. Had to get much sleep with all the racket. Keep us posted on how it is going once you are home.

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I am going in for complete knee replacement surgery on Monday February 13, 2017.

One of the hardest things is not being able to drive for 4-6 weeks, before it is safe to do so. Wish me luck guys, i hope it all goes well. Cheers. George


 I'm sure all will go well George. Don't have to drive the car to feel it.Can remember as a kid 11 or 12 just sitting behind the wheel of my first car, made me feel good!If missing it, pull the car out of the garage and sit in it. At least it will help with withdrawals from driving and you don't get any dents/dings sitting in the driveway!wink   Will be waiting for an update . All the best. Jim



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All the best George.



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Wish you all the best George I had two done by the age of 23 because of sport that was 22 years ago now has not stopped me doing anything and these procedures have come along way since then much less trauma just don't rush your recovery the more you look after it in the beginning and follow your rehab plan to the letter the better your long term mobility will be, speedy recovery mate



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Take care, George, all should be fine. Lee Memorial here in Fort Myers used to be (probably still is) 3rd largest joint replacement hospital in USA, I observed the leading orthopedic surgeon performing bilateral knee replacements some time ago, as long as selection of the joint (there are many variables) is correct for you (the surgoen should double-check it when starting the procedure) it is easy-peasy. Typically they downplay the amount of pain you will have afterwards, so don't skimp on the pain-killers they offer in the hospital.

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Everyone that I know that has had it done marvels at how much positive change it makes. Most of them, if you see them walk, you wouldn't know if they did tell you.

Chin up and maintain the positive attitude. Timing is almost perfect you won't miss any seat time in the old cars.

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I spoke to a mid sixties friend has week...  Big fellow...    just had his done end Jan...   was up within hours of surgery  home in two days    

very happy   with no pain  no limp       you be surprised how well these new knees work  biggrin



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Well George, all the best for the surgery and a quick recovery, I can't speak much about knee replacement issues, but in the last seven months I have had both of my hips replaced, and as mentioned living with pain is no life. In June of 2016 I could not walk down to my shop due to pain. and now distance is not an issue. I was walking without assistance for my first hip within 10 days, and because I had experience with this , I was walking without assistance for my second hip within a week. Anyway, follow your doctor's instructions and you'll be just fine and pain free.

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All the best to you George ! I'm sure it will be less painful than what you have been putting up with for so many years ... 



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A co worker had both knees replaced. He was a new man when he got them! Here's hoping things went well for you George!

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I got in Thursday morning and so far it is nothing but pure hell. Even responding right now is one of the most hardest things to do. 



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George, I warned about the pain, beforehand they lie about it "you may feel some discomfort" -- just take all the drugs they will allow (and beg for more - from the doctor, the nurses cannot do anything about it) -- but hang in there, in a month or two you will be dancing like you were 20 (well, OK, maybe 30 ...)

You WILL be better!

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Best of luck to you, had my MCL replaced with a chunk off the back of the thigh last year, it's worth it, knee is 100%

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Wish you well and to a speedy recovery!



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Hang in there George, can and will get better!!

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Hi George, Take your pain meds as many as the Dr. will prescribe.

It is so important now.... your body needs to heal and not deal with the pain.

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I appreciate all the kind words folks but it is still mostly HELL. I am doing everything i am suppose to do and looking forward to better days. Cheers. George



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Better days ahead George....I'm sure. Will be worth the wait!

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I had my knee done 2 times same knee now they tell me to live with the pain they can,t do it again i.m screwed



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Hey George speedy recovery mate hang in there it gets better the worst is over 



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Up date as of Tuesday February 28, 2017. Saw my surgeon today and all is well and according to plan. No issues, just regular PAIN. Old fashion rehab (exercise) is my life now at home. As of tomorrow i start professional rehab at the hospital twice a week for a month. I am staying positive and focused and look forward to driving in the next two weeks. Cheers. George



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