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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerlane View Post
    Yes. It’s actually a cutout for the femoral component that has a recess in it that the post essentially sits in.
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Good to hear, keep it up!
    In other good news, in 5 weeks I have gone from being convinced in needing a replacement to confidence that I don’t. I have basically zero pain anymore, and I believe it is in no small part to strength training. I’ll need it sometime down the line, but not yet.
    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 felt better. But this year it was enough better that I wouldn't have made the appointment, but not good enough to cancel it. I definitely had my doubts going into surgery. But being healthy and active right up until the day of surgery I think is a big factor in my quick recovery. If you don't do it this year, you'll just be a year older when you do.
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  2. #52
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    True, but my surgeon (who I completely trust) basically said it would have to be somewhat debilitating or catastrophic for him to do it. He wouldn’t do it for a financial reason (we already met our deductible) either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Good to hear, keep it up!
    In other good news, in 5 weeks I have gone from being convinced in needing a replacement to confidence that I donít. I have basically zero pain anymore, and I believe it is in no small part to strength training. Iíll need it sometime down the line, but not yet.
    That's great to hear. Liz's other knee is doing much better since she's not constantly favoring it.

  4. #54
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    True, but my surgeon (who I completely trust) basically said it would have to be somewhat debilitating or catastrophic for him to do it. He wouldn’t do it for a financial reason (we already met our deductible) either.
    That's totally different from mine, who said when it starts to affect my quality of life
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  5. #55
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    Well that’s the thing, everything seems to be fine right now. I didn’t feel like exaggerating and going through a traumatic surgery in order to save a few thousand bucks. I am currently riding stronger than ever with no pain. Ski season might tell a different story, though.
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  6. #56
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    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 never recovered. I wonder if that relates to the central (or maybe it's supposed to be chondral) defect he mentioned or perhaps the stretched PCL which is more how it felt at the time.
    good news though is that I'm already riding fairly strong again. Did Corral Loop today. It was by more than a little my slowest time but thats perfectly fine.
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  7. #57
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    Great news powdork

  8. #58
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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 state land and they HATE dogs.
    Day 37- Hopped in the car and headed east. Made an audible after Ely to head to the Medicine Bow forest in SE wyoming since they had been lit up pretty good by the radar the last two days, and the area looked super cool. Most importantly, it looked like I might be able to walk a short distance to skiable snow.
    Day 38- Skied the minimun 10 turns on 2 separate patches. 1 was adjacent to the car but the second involved a techical talus walk in ski boots with a pack and skis. About 1 mile round trip. Previous ski day was 8/1 so i didn't miss a month.
    Day 39- Mountain biked in the morning on Howelson Mountain in Steamboat. Ended up coming down Independence Pass and saw some roadside boulders so I got my first climbing in.
    Spent the next three days climbing and biking and everything isn't near 100% yet, but it all works better than before* and it is exciting to see where this is going to go.

    *I don't mean that I'm climbing, sking, or biking (or definitely walking distances) better yet than prior to the surgery. But I am doing them at a good and improving level. And more importantly I'm doing them correctly, without favoring the leg and with a proper stance and more power for skiing, proper gait for walking, and more flexion and power for climbing.
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  9. #59
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    Wouldnt have imagined you'd be skiing already. Major success. I think the doggos are psyched for you too

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    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 big cactus
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