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Merlin Part IV: Recovery

RECOVERY MATTERS – a BLOG about Knee Replacement Health. This is the conclusion, Part IV, of a series of articles written by guest blogger, Merlin.
Merlin

Merlin TKA, 2014

More Hurdles

There is some part of our psyche that allows us to believe in silver linings. So having “escaped” my erstwhile rehab facility one week after getting there, I felt that I was on my way to a seamless recovery because I had paid my dues. Well more fool me, I did not factor good old Murphy and his law.

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Knee Replacement Depression

RECOVERY MATTERS – a BLOG about Knee Replacement Health

Depressed? Maybe its your knee…

Knee Replacement Depression

Post Knee Replacement

We’re working on a theme this month, which is “mobility is everything.”

MO·BIL·I·TY /mōˈbilətē/

If you have it you most likely take it for granted. Take a walk. Take a hike. Ride a bike. Go bowling… you get the idea. But if you do not have it these seemingly simple ideas may feel like impossibilities. Dreams. Wishes for a future that may never come.

For those who recover well from knee replacement these activities become a possibility again.

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Total Knee Replacement Facts About Recovery

RECOVERY MATTERS – a BLOG about Knee Replacement Health

Knee Replacement Coach: You are the Coach of “Team Knee”

In the end it is your knee. Which means that nobody cares about it as much as you do… after all you’re the one who is going to need that knee for the years to come. Learn about about total knee replacement facts about recovery here.

Knee Replacement Coach

Coach “Team Knee”

So once the orthopedic surgeon, and the therapists have all done their jobs after your knee replacement surgery, you’re the one who will have to look at yourself in the mirror and decide if you have done absolutely everything you could to get your mobility back.

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The one thing not to do before a knee replacement

RECOVERY MATTERS – a BLOG about Knee Replacement Health

Before a knee replacement Larry had to decide what to watch

before a knee replacement

The Surgery, View, or Not

It’s 11:00 p.m. a week before a knee replacement, and you have YouTube open on your glowing computer screen… All is settled, your knee replacement surgery has been scheduled, you did your homework. You love your surgeon and hospital. You have a plan for rehab. There it is, a video about knee replacement. It looks a bit graphic. Informative. Scary?

So, do you watch it… or not?

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