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    Only had to drive 1,000 miles (one way) for...

    Only had to drive 1,000 miles (one way) for shitty October turns. Sad part is if I could enter Canada I could have driven another 80 and had great conditions
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    Discussed this with my physical therapist this...

    Discussed this with my physical therapist this morning and he put the number of dissatisfied at roughly 5%. I would maybe consider a different surgeon. ;-)


    Got in my first crash yesterday. Went...
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    Also. 9 weeks yesterday. PT in the morning. 1400'...

    Also. 9 weeks yesterday. PT in the morning. 1400' climb on the MtB after that. And my first shift back at work. 6 hours on my feet. The knee was tired at the end but other than that fine. The only...
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    My sample size is only about 4 people, but they...

    My sample size is only about 4 people, but they have all been very satisfied. I know 2 others that had hips done and they say the same.
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    I gotta call BS on that (not you, but the...

    I gotta call BS on that (not you, but the surgeon's statistic). I was a bit different in that I could do everything with a bit of pain and a lot of Ibuprofen, but i could see it was getting worse and...
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    To be honest, After 6 days on the road they were...

    To be honest, After 6 days on the road they were super excited to be back to the point it made me feel a little bad. To be fair we spent a bit of time in Utah and Nevada and combined they're just one...
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    Total Knee Replacement, Anyone?

    Update. Smoke has gotten out of hand in Tahoe. Even worse, all forest service lands are closed. My back yard where I walk or ride with the dogs every day is FS land. Most evrything in tahoe is except...
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    I was riding as strong as I ever was. Climbing...

    I was riding as strong as I ever was. Climbing strong too. Walking was the problem. My skiing suffered in the latter half of the year. I did something to it leaving work on the ice in February and it...
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    That's totally different from mine, who said when...

    That's totally different from mine, who said when it starts to affect my quality of life
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    Thanks Congrats. After getting the hardwear...

    Thanks


    Congrats.
    After getting the hardwear out in advance of the replacement last year, I felt nearly 100% better and canceled my replacement. This year after making the appointment, I again...
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    so when he says "box cut was then made on the...

    so when he says "box cut was then made on the femur for PCL substituting component", is that a hole for the post?
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    4 weeks out today. ROM at pt was 1-133 degrres so...

    4 weeks out today. ROM at pt was 1-133 degrres so it's now just a matter of strengthening. I've been biking and mountain biking for about a week now. Nothing too difficult. Walking up to a mile per...
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    ^well shit that sucks. If you really want to...

    ^well shit that sucks.


    If you really want to get into details, the surgical protocol has a lot more info but I'm not sure i would have wanted to know all of it beforehand...
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    Day 15. Doing well. Been off the oxy for 5 days...

    Day 15. Doing well. Been off the oxy for 5 days now except yesterday morning when I mistook one for my chewable aspirin. Yuck, but damn it felt good. Suture out today. Haven’t used the crutches in a...
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    Yeah it was kind of fucked up. Fortunately the...

    Yeah it was kind of fucked up. Fortunately the drive was less than 10 minutes and it was the left knee. The trip to the pharmacy the next day on the other hand invloved shopping for more abdominal...
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    Update - Day 8. Day 1 - The surgery. Mostly a...

    Update - Day 8.
    Day 1 - The surgery. Mostly a pain free day. The femoral and epidural blocks still working. Able to walk without using walker. Sprung a leak. Don't do that.
    Day 2- Sent home around...
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    Day three much better than day 2. Probably walked...

    Day three much better than day 2. Probably walked about 1000 yards with crutches, o e crutch, and without. Celebrated with a beer.
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    Didn’t take an oxy til about 7:30 and just one. ...
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    Kyle Swanson. It was supposed to be the stryker...

    Kyle Swanson. It was supposed to be the stryker tritanium but afterward they said they had to rebuild some of the tibia first and use some cement. I didn't think to ask if that meant a different...
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    Can't any more. But it's mstly because it would...

    Can't any more. But it's mstly because it would start bleeding again. They're also super right about the second night being the worst.

    The most amazing advance to me is the lifespan. They're...
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    One surgery for the Tibea Plateau, one for the...

    One surgery for the Tibea Plateau, one for the removal of the hardware, and this one. They all went down that far, this one goes much higher up the leg
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    Got mine done yesterday. Was able to walk...

    Got mine done yesterday. Was able to walk unassisted in the hospital last night. But after being discharged this morning I had to back in to the office to get a new bandage plus some steristrips...
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