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Day 3 Revision Knee Replacement

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Amazing things happening with my knee revision!  This specialist has done everything differently from my original knee replacement done last year 4/9/18.  Even diet, pumping in lots of added protein and carbs.  Different anesthesia, pain meds, sutures, knee...   I have not been sick with this surgery.   I was alert in the operating room getting ready to move to recovery. 

I was his last procedure for the day.  As a revision, they take longer.   You have to get the old hardware out, drill down more and replace with much longer stems on the devices.  Mine went faster than anticipated.  The component going into the tibia essentially fell out once opened up!  The femur component was more firmly adhered.  I was moved into recovery @ 4pm and I had my first round of PT and walked assisted with a walker by 6pm!

Bone pain around the knee hurts more, but I don't have any of the other symptoms so far like last year.  I could not lift my leg up last year.   I can lift my leg straight up towar…

One Year Anniversary of my Knee Replacement

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I had my follow up to see the revision specialist to order the bone scan on 4/01/19.   I have had a dreadful fear for the past 2 months, that this test was going to show nothing wrong and we would be back at square one.  Even at the doctor's on 4/01, he seemed to not remember 6 months ago what we talked about.  I am thinking great, here we go again.  But he ordered the scan and recommended that I have the bone scan done at a specific place, not for the scan itself but because of the person that READS the scans.   I wanted to schedule closer to my home, but he stressed, do I want someone preparing the report that sees maybe 5 of these a year?  Or do I want someone to interpret the scan that reads 5 of these a day?  We lucked out and got in that day for the scan.  It took hours, the radioactive isotopes had to be delivered to their location, injected into me and then I had to wait 2 hours before the scan which took about another hour.  Crazy though, I did not take off my clothes, no…