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Offline bubba53

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second total knee replacement
« on: July 06, 2014, 01:13:16 PM »
Hi All, haven't posted in a while,like to check in and see if anything new on lipo issues. Have been through a gamete of things since being officially diagnosed in 90.
Hump removal, cornea transplant ,hernias ,lipo you name it ! Had my left knee replaced over a year ago, now having the right one done next week. Found myself gaining weight , and not being able to walk for exercise any more .I have been very lucky to have remained stable this many years, sometimes I blame things on this nasty disease,but mostly think I'm just getting old and portly ! New knee next week, keep on plugging along and fighting back. just wondering if anyone else has had joint replacements. Be Well ,Bubba
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Offline wolfter

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 04:24:12 PM »
I've had several friends go through and they all pretty much say the same thing.  They wish they'd have done it sooner.  They had better mobility than they had in years and continue to do well.

best of luck on your procedure.

wolfie
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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 09:09:37 AM »
Hey bubba,
This topic immediately caught my attention.  I need to have both my knees replaced, but in February I broke my left hip and had to have surgery, so am not in a hurry to have more joint surgery.  Plus I just moved into a new house, and there needs to be many things taken care of prior to me having them.

Avascular necrosis, plus osteoarthritis, is responsible for my knee situation.  The AVN is something doctors are finding more in LTS'ers such as us, but I do not believe a specific cause (long term HIV, treatments) has been figured out.  I do know that usually it happens (AVN) in the hips.  When I was a case manager at an ASO one of my clients had to have both hips replaced, and both knees.   

I'm glad to hear you're doing better after the one replacement, and I hope you post about the post-op recovery on your other knee.  Very interested, thanks for posting!

Betty
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Offline bubba53

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 05:13:32 PM »
Hi Betty,
The cause of both knee problems is due to osteoarthritis also , the 1st one went super smooth,was up and walking the hospital halls the next day.Wolfie is right should have done it sooner. we relocated to Cape Cod from the Florida Keys last year after 33 three years, the health care here is great ! Point being we are having a new house built with the bedrooms upstairs,need two healthy knees.All I can tell you is the healing and rehab is a piece of cake compared to the constant pain.The AVN you spoke of is a really interesting topic  , really makes you think . Will keep you posted on post - op
 Thanks and Be Well, Wade
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Offline bubba53

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 01:28:06 PM »
Hi All ,
Had my surgery on Monday at 1:30 , everything went smooth, was dressed, up and walking the next day and released on Wednesday morn ! Some one came to the house for PT on Thursday & Friday . will come M , W & F next week , see the surgeon on mon 28th, & will go from there. Already taking short walks and doing daily activities , cant stand for too long a time though because of swelling which is taken care of with ice. Pain is not bad at this point & weaning off pain meds,make me nauseous . Will be ready for my new stairs !! Wanted to keep you posted.
                    Be Well, Wade
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 01:51:43 PM »
Thanks for the update and I'm wishing you a speedy recovery .

Offline bubba53

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2014, 10:18:25 AM »
 Thanks Jeff ,Wade
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Offline wolfter

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2014, 11:37:08 AM »
Glad everything is progressing nicely.  Now you can focus on your new home and stairs.

greg
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Offline bubba53

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 05:37:04 PM »
Hi All,
Had 2nd post -op visit today with orthopedic surgeon today,has been one month and I feel great ! My quality of life is much improved, Healed as well as the first one and up to three mile walks every three days.  Have had no viral load for many years,lipids are really good too,no rhyme or reason with lipo issues , T Cells tetter  between 450 & 500s for years also, Oh well we do still heal and can move on with our lives,and yes Greg,am concentrating on our new home and Cape Cod!  Big difference from 30 + years in the Florida Keys ! Am on a new adventure with my soul mate of almost 30 years , and life couldn't be better.
Thanks for your well wishes & be Well, Wade
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Offline jm1953

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 09:22:49 PM »
I'm happy everything went well, and you seem to be recovering well.  Sounds like your life is beginning a new adventure with your long time soul mate in a beautiful new environment.  I'm envious of that.  And relieved you are alright.

All my best,

Jeff M
Positive 25 years. 7/21/2012 Current CD 4: 780 Viral load: less than 50. 38 to 40%
Current drug regimen, Isentress, , Emtriva, Sustiva Wellbutrin, Klonipin, Allegra, Ambien, Testosterone, Nandrolone, Vicodin, Benedryl, Aspirin, lots of vitamin supplements.

Offline bubba53

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2014, 11:00:11 AM »
 Hi Jeff,
Thanks for the kind words, All set till next bump in the road,
and there will be one !   will get over that one too. Smoking blue fish today,
went fishing with a friend the other day and caught loads !
have friends coming over to help , just have to supply some burgers ,
beer , a fire in the pit tonight, and some vitamin V for me !
  Be Well, Wade
"Who put the pepper in the....Vaseline  ? "

Offline bubba53

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2014, 11:16:20 AM »
Well ... had my three month check up Friday with the orthopedic surgeon , new knee is healing great . I have had no pain ,and now have no swelling unless I stand for long periods of time . Do have restrictions with both knees, No impact sports , kneeling , or running ( unless there's someone's chasing me ! ) one more visit , and I'm on my own.

Both knees are now new and feel great , I am walking with no pain for the first time in thirty years , no more stiff achy throbbing knees ! I have osteoarthritis in other places but it is tolerable. I'm ready for the stairs in the new house , hopefully only three more weeks.  Boy am I ready !

Everyone Be Well , Wade
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Offline wolfter

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2014, 08:48:06 AM »
That's awesome news.  Enjoy your painfree knees.  :) 
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline OneTampa

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2014, 12:13:50 PM »
Bubba so good to read that you are doing well after your knee replacements!  :D

Now you can go back to being a Can Can Man in Vegas for special entertainment engagements!  We miss you!   ;D
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Offline bubba53

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Re: second total knee replacement
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2014, 07:19:06 PM »
  LOL....You are TOO... Funny  !
Only Can Can you'll see from me these days are the ones in the back of my pick up on the way to the dump !
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