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Date: 15.01.2010
From: paul

Subject: knee replacement

Hi,i saw my rheumatologist yesterday he said that my knees were knackered (wish they wouldnt use these tec terms)and that i need both replaced. Has anyone here had knee replacements? was is successful? did u have both at once or one at a time? also how long were u off work..... thanks Paul..
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Date: 15.01.2010
From: Sue

Subject: Re: knee replacement

Hi Paul, Had one of my knees replaced last August due to RA, its fantastic, so glad that I had it done. Would like the other one to be done now. Was off work for 8 weeks. I don't think I could have coped with both being done at the same time though. Sue
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Date: 17.01.2010
From: krystal

Subject: Re: knee replacement

how long was you in hosp sue?
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Date: 18.01.2010
From: sue

Subject: Re: knee replacement

9 days, only because I couldn't get it to bend though, my consultant had me on this machine to make it bend. some people were out in about 5 days, it really depends on you. by the 5th day i was able to stand on my toes which I haven't done in years, and realised that I had no arthritic pain.
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Date: 22.01.2010
From: Kristin

Subject: Re: knee replacement

I had my knee replacement last August and I feel like I have got my life back. I can swim, walk, and I feel fine.
I woke up after the operation and simle all over. It was not so bad but I had pain for few days. I could walk a litle bit the same day as the operation.
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Date: 26.01.2010
From: Sue

Subject: Re: knee replacement

Hi Kristin, Thats fantastic I was in alot of pain for the first 3 days and I thought I had made a mistake but by the end of the 2nd week it was brilliant. I have tried swimming but my left knee is so bad i just cant stand the pressure of the water against it. Do you suffer with your shoulders or does the swimming help?
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