Thursday, August 23, 2018

Day three

Day three has been a bear. My niece told me this today as she hauled me into therapy where she works.

Today, they bend the knee to ensure that I have a full range of motion. I haven't had that much motion in several years.

When I get through with all this, I plan to write a post with all the detail so that people facing this surgery know what they can expect. Everyone is different, but there are things that will be similar to my experience.

I did therapy at the center, then the surgeon gave me exercises to do three times daily as well.

Right now, I just want to rest for a while.

So I found a restful picture.


  1. I didn't know you had this done already...I hope all is going well and I'm sorry you're in so much pain right now. It will get better. I had both done at the same time. The therapist bent the knees the same day as surgery and I kept saying, "It's OK, It's Ok, I always have tears running down my face". Glad you're home Rick...again, it will get better.

  2. YAYA the voice of experience. Good idea to write an entry soon after the real experience. I have had many friends go thru this, but I was not with them 24 a day to know the whole experience.
    You will do good, I do hope there aren't too many tears.
    Best thoughts toward you my friend. But ain't it nice to have a pretty nurse named Jilda? YES!

  3. Anonymous10:45 PM

    Best wishes for a QUICK recovery!!

  4. Thanks for the update. Im sending a friend of mine a link. Hes got knee replacements planned and not sure what to expect.
    Oh and I mentioned you in a post I just finished that will come live tomorrow.
    Fast recovery you!

  5. Even if day three WAS a bear to have more movement than you have in years must be exciting and encouraging.
    I hope the days to come get better and better.

  6. Smoke on the water... stay calm.

  7. This has to be a challenge for you. Nothing worth having ever comes easy for sure.

  8. Smiles, remembering Tom's hip replacement therapy facility: The Joint Club

  9. And when it all starts to feel just fine, you will have issues going through the airport.

  10. Rick, my wife Susie had knee surgery several years before she died of cancer. She said it was more painful than giving birth to our 8 children. Blessings to ya, my friend.


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