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5/24/09 11:57 P

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LITA the only thing my doctor told me was to use my stationary bike. He said that was all I needed, even though I have mobility in my knee I still don't have strength. I think that is why they are talking about knee replacement. I try and customize any exercise I see but sometimes it is hard. I saw a walk fit video that I am thinking of buying and see how that does. I don't have access to a pool as I live in the country with no public pools nearby, but I think that would help if I could get to one.

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welcome,Janice........so nice to meet you............what does your dr/physio recommend you do for exercises????
i for one feel the pool is the best place to be as there is no pressure on the joints especially in the deep water..........also you may need to take your medication as a prophylactic to allow you to move more in the pool with less pain................others may have other ideas to offer...............wishing you well with your journey........blessings and hugs..............lita

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maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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5/24/09 4:36 P

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Hi, my name is Janice and I have been on Spark for about 7 weeks now and just now found this page. I fell and broke my left knee about a year and a half ago, in five places. I had to have surgery where they put in screws and wires to keep it together. About 5 months later had to have another surgery to remove the wires because they had come apart and was starting to poke though my skin. Since then I still haven't got my strength back in that knee and still can't put weight on it for some of the floor exercises. My doctor said that I will have to have a knee replacement but I don't want to do that until after I lose some weight. I would appreciate any tips on exercises that I can do without pain on my knee. emoticon

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welcome,pam...........so good to meet you.........you have had your share of pain and difficulties with your knees.............i am awaiting knee replacements and hopefully both knees at the same time too...........
i have been working for about 2 years in the pool and other machinery.......to make my knees stronger and also lose weight and so far have had limited success due to other medical issues which are slowly improving............i had scopes to both knees and did very well post-op so i expect to do the same..................many things need to be in place before you can contemplate surgery on both knees...........such as stairs, bathroom,physio, etc........if all the criteria fall into place for that and the surgeon agrees............then great............there are still hurdles even for me..........as nothing is cut and dry so to speak.........wishing you well keep us posted we are here for you...........blessings and hugs............lita

ps:look in the library for articles on this subject.......it's #5 and here is a link.........

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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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5/17/09 4:32 A

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Hi! Found your site on someone's SP. I have OA knees that deteriorated rather quickly--3 yrs. No injury. Family tendency. Arthroscopic surg in April 07 on rt that made both hurt worse. No pain meds, Tylanol every 4 hrs. Celebrex doesn't help. Cortisone shots help now only 2-3 mo, had the other injections too. I used to be active (not athletic type tho) & get cranky & frustrated. Hurts to move & hurts NOT to move. Love the Humor section--laughter is essential medication. My question is, how about TKR both at once?? Just as soon get it over with, do have time this summer for the rehab. Wish I weighed less. I have appt on June 8 to investigate options. Open to ideas & thoughts.
Anyway, looking forward to visiting with you.
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welcome,nanci........so great that you have joined us..........sounds like you have recovered well from your surgeries............i am waiting for the surgery at the moment................i would recommend you do you pool workouts in the deep end wear a belt if you are having problems with the shallow water workout...........i do that if i can't get to the deep water class some times and it works good.......love you sense of humour....wishing you well as journey here together......blessings and hugs..............lita

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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hey!! my new knees are going on four years new........right knee Oct 5 05, left knee Oct 11 05..........and i am so glad i had them done!!!

it has been a struggle every day...........better knees, but still have pain from fibro, bursitis, and other health issues............the rehab was h*ll but i was fortunate enough to have a wonderfully supportive husband and family to get me thru it. the pt group was excellant, and my dr. is a god!!!!!!!!!!!!!

trying to get healthier for myself.........tired of being tired...........and i want to be able to keep up with our grandson. our daughter is getting married in july, so i want to look better for the wedding.

my knees are not young - but they are experienced!!! i may not be able to do what i did 20 yrs ago, but i am trying to do what i can today. water classes seem to be best for me, but i cannot do water aerobics like i used to...........too much twisting & turning.........plus my hip is bad now, too.............it's always something!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hope to get support & advise to keep me motivated and involved..............

if i can do it (recoup from a double knee ) anyone can do it. i'm fluffy (too much so) 50-something (but too young to retire) and awkward (a nice way to say clumsy) but i'm glad i had the surgery.......now i hope to find the inner strength that i had to rehab that and tap into it to lose this extra fluff!!

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welcome to the knee's team.............great that you have joined us........looking forward to getting to know you better..............sounds like you have had your share of knee issues.............wishing you well as we journey here together...........blessings and hugs...............lita

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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Hi, some of you might already know me from the RA group ... For those of you who don't. I'm living in Virginia, about an hour SW from Washington DC. I have rheumatoid arthritis & have had terrible knee problems since childhood.

I've had 2 surgeries on my right knee & 5 on my left - the most recent (#5) being a total replacement.

My goal is to get back on my feet & back to work. Actually, just being able to ride a bicycle or browse through an antique shop is going to be a BIG deal! Happy to meet you all & looking forward to chatting with you all soon.

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welcome,J..........so nice you have joined us.......congratulations on your progress so far......
am not sure what you mean by being scared????
all the best to you as we journey here together.......keep us posted as to how you are doing........we are here for YOu..........blessings and hugs..............lita


There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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Hi, my name is J and I am so happy to have found this group! I am a 56 year old from Tampa Florida. I had TKR on my right knee in January of this year, and a manipulation in March. I have 2 more PT sessions and then I am on my own. I have exercises I will continue to do, but I love having people who know what I am going through. I have to admit I am scared I will never be over this. Thank you again for being here. J

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welcome,NSMAMA......so nice to meet you........one does not need to have had surgery to be on this team.......am wondering if you have seen an orthopedic dr about your knees????if so what do they recommend????
do you have access to a pool............where i am i do deep water aquafit and when they only have shallow water aquafit i do it in the deep water so as to not jar my knees too much..........it might be worth a try..........
there is the elliptical machine............many swear by this machine for their knees...........somehow my knees do not like this machine at all causes to much pain...........i do the recumbent bike,treadmill and occasionally the rowing machine..........keep us posted as to how things are going...blessings and hugs...........lita

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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4/21/09 11:13 A

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hello there....I'm not sure if this group is the right one for me I have never had knee surgery but I have bad knee issues where they dislocate I am not able to do anything for a week. So I find it hard to find a workout to do where my one of my knees doesn't dislocate. Other than that I am a 28 year old mom of a 2 yr old boy. I want to get back to my pre baby weight which is around 145- 150.

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hi and welcome,Alana...............am so glad you have joined us here on the team.............sounds like you have had a lifetime of issues with sprains...........
you say you are so tired of being tired...........have you had your thyroid checked out????i have been recently diagnosed so it is on my mind a lot...........so that is why i ask..........so sorry to hear about your lay off..........what do you do????
is there a possibility of any future employment somewhere else????
wishing you all the best as we travel the roads in sparkpeople land.............we are here for each other........so keep us posted as to how things are going.........blessings and hugs..............lita

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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Hey everyone!

So, here is a brief tale of my knees...

All through my childhood, I kept spraining my wrists, fingers, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles.
Then, in 1997, I ripped the posterior horn off of my lateral meniscus of my right knee. I didn't realize it at the time. I thought 'ooh, I sprained it again' for 2 years! Finally, got it checked out, and had surgery (arthroscopy)in 1999. I've been pretty-much pain free since. Though, I haven't really had a very active life-style, I'm starting to push some of my limits, and I'm starting to get a little bit of symptoms again. For example, today (April 8) I can feel that my right knee is a little bit swollen. I have definately been pushing my limits these past few days though.

I'm tired of being SO tired. I remember that only 2 years ago, I was in the best shape of my life. And, what did I do? I took bellydancing lessons from the city, and went swimming afterward. I did a whole week's worth of exercise in one night, for about 4 months. In my scuba gear, I went from needing a weight belt of 33 lbs to 26! I felt terrific. Then, I slacked off, got myself a boyfriend, and became a couch potato. In the meantime, I've had PRK surgery (eye surgery), and got laid off of work. It's been a really tough year so far, but I'm not letting it get me down. Well, most days, anyway.

I'm really excited to be here, and that there's a support group like you guys!

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welcome to the team,PKAYKAT ..............so nice to meet you...........sounds like you will ultimately will require the surgery...............one way or the other.......what surgery are the orth dr's wanting to do????wishing you all the best with your lifestyle changes as we travel here together............keep us posted as to how things are going........we are here for you.............have you tried the pool of exercises???
blessings and hugs...........lita

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There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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Hello all! Introducing my bum knee - with a torn ACL Grade III. After losing 30 pounds on Sparkpeople two or three years ago, I tore my ACL in a bike accident (bicycle/not motorcycle), with my weight already on the rise, it was downward cycle away from the successful weight loss. Two orthopedic surgeons have said they will do it, but I can probably be as productive without the reconstruction. My OBGyn disagrees and the initial reaction of my PCP is disagreement, but statistics seem to support what the specialist says. Now I am back up in my weight & have mustered the intestinal fortitude to face facts and try to lose the weight again... regardless of my injury. I think about the fact that there are people with missing limbs who run and compete and golf & everything... Come on! I just need to get moving again. So, I put my PT instruction to work again... we will see how quickly I get rid of this extra fat, which is really the biggest punishment to knees (with or without an ACL.) Wish me luck! and I wish the best to you all as well!!!

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welcome,sam.......great that you are here..........there are many of us here at different stages of knee issues...............wishing you well with your physio and hope you will find some improvement.............have you tried the pool yet.........i find i can do great quad exercises better in the pool versus on land............at any rate.............best of luck we are here for you........keep us posted as to how things are going.....blessings and hugs.............lita

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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Greetings!

I'm new to SparkPeople and to knee problems. While my knees have needed WD40 for quite some time, I never had knee pain until approximately one year ago. For the most part, it did not interfere with life until a little over two weeks ago.

We had a lovely warm spring day (which is rare in Minnesota) so my husband and I went out for a walk. I also have plantar fasciitis so my feet were a little sore as always. However, one day later, I was limping around and in significant pain. Scared, I went to see a Sports Medicine physician who diagnosed mild-moderate OA in both knees and started me on PT. Of course, we also talked about more invasive options in the event that PT and conservative therapy failed.

I've been to two PT sessions so far and have been doing my quad strengthening exercises, icing and elevating religiously. The pain and mobility have improved tremendously. However, I am nowhere near 100%.

For me, this served as a wake-up call! I'm too young to get old...I have two beautiful grandchildren with whom I want to be active. I also judge high school dance team so must be able to climb up, and yes down;-), high school gym bleachers. I love to walk and ride bikes. I'm not willing to give any of this up!

I know losing weight will benefit my knees tremendously. I also know that I can do this because I lost nearly 100 pounds with WW several years ago. I am determined to succeed again. However, this time, success must include not only losing the weight, but keeping it off.

I look forward to "meeting" all of you and wish you all the best as we make this journey together!

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Welcome to sparkpeople and the team.................. glad you have joined us............. there is so much info and you will meet people who will encourage you along the way...........wishing you well as we journey here together........if you need any help or support we are here for you...........just a post away.........feel free to vent we understand!!!.....you have had your share of problems......have you tried the pool for exercise especially the deep water???......take care and keep us posted as to how you are doing...........blessings and hugs.................lita

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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3/26/09 2:12 P

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Hello everyone. I am soo excited to see this group.

I am 21 and had knee surgery almost 2 years ago. Its been such a struggle. When I was 16 I was running and my knee popped out of place while running and my patella slid around. This is what has caused me pain and sent me on this knee journey. My tibia used to slide under my femur randomly on a daily basis. It would be so hard to get it put back right. My ortho told me just to do certain exercises to help build my muscles around my knee and told me I have very loose joints and that it would get better over time. My knee was bent and locked in place for a year. I then had surgery after a bone chip started moving around and caused me so much pain I couldn't move and just cried all the time. Also I had a lot of calcium buildup that needed to be fixed. The bone chip couldn't be removed but is not as bothersome now. I had lots of loose cartiledge and rough scar tissue removed. I also had 6 holes drilled into my bone hoping to make me new cartiledge. My patella was realigned as well. My ortho is always amazed at how crazy and bad my knee is. I was non weight baring for several months. My knee lost all the strength it once had from all the trauma. I was in pt for several months at 3 times a week. My knee still hurts daily sometimes not too bad and sometimes worse. Exercise is hard because my knee still pops alot and gets stiff easily. I just focus on trying to make it stronger because the only other option I have left is a cartiledge transplant. I dont want to go thru that.

Sorry if it sounds like I'm complaining because I'm really not. I never complain its just hard to fit in a story that took place over 5 years into a message haha

Its so great to meet all of you. Good luck with everything :)

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Thanks! looks like a lot of positive results from knee replacements here. I'm glad to hear that.

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welcome,Jeckie and Kathryn.........glad you have joined us............. wishing you well as we journey here together........if you need any help or support we are here for you...........just a post away.................you can do this................beleive you can.....................and you will..................blessings and hugs.................lita ...

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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Hi, I'm Kathryn and from Northwest Ohio.

So glad to find a team that knows about knees. I have osteoarthritis in both knees. I have feared knee surgery for a long time nad just see my arthritis doctor for cortizone injections when I can't handle the pain. But I am ready to see an orthoped now.

The small town i live in only has two ortho groups. I hear good and bad about both. I went to a city 50 miles away and had a workup in the ortho center, but due to blood problems at the time I could not proceed. Now I'm confused about where to go.

I'm sure I need a total knee replacement on the right knee, probably the left too but the right is the most painful.

I will read through posts here and thanks for any support!

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Good morning! I'm Jeckie... been a member of Spark for a couple years, and for some reason just NOW thought of looking for a team of people with knee issues. *laughs* I guess I'm a bit slow.

I've been having knee issues for years, getting progressively worse, with no real clue why. Finally I ended up at the ortho where they found that my kneecaps are dis-located. I went to PT for several weeks, but it's a daily struggle to keep back the pain. I had to completely change up my exercise regimen. No more running, squats, lunges, etc. I've learned to love the elliptical because of its low impact, and have replaced squats with laying leg lifts, etc. I'd love to take aquafit, but they canceled it at my gym. :( I'll get into the pool when it gets warmer. I've also added Pilates to my plan, which seems to be helping a LOT.

Anyway, nice to meet you all!

Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
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I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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hope you find the pool as great as i do.........get a belt and stay in the deep end...........i do laps and join deep water aquafit as well..........and that way there is no pressure on your joints....enjoy.......blessings and hugs..........lita

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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Right now I go to therapy twice a week. I do an hour of knees workouts. Some days it's difficult there and at home. I haven't tried the pool, but I will give it a whirl.

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welcome,MOCACHOC.............nice to meet you..........sounds like you have had some difficulties with your knees............
what does your dr/physio recommend you do for exercises???have you tried the pool yet????it most often is the best place for knee people...........whsing you well........we are here for you..........keep us posted.............blessing and hugs..........lita

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3/12/09 2:14 P

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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to kneeeeeees. And I am having trouble with mine in the form Chondromalacia Patella. It has drastically changed and altered everything I ever did. I haven't really excercised in a year. First it started with me taking care of a close sick relative; then breaking three toes on my right foot; then from that to the knees giving out, just when I was starting to get back in the gym on the first day. I couldn't go back, because I couldn't move the next day.



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3/12/09 8:09 A

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My dr has restricted my aerobic activities - no squating, direction changes, jumping, etc. I do pilates and yoga which help my arthritis. There is a pool nearby that I've been meaning to start using. I swam competatively throughout high school and it is great exercise. I've also taught water aerobics classes. I've been putting off going to the pool because if I have surgery I'll be non-weight bearing and no bending for about 3-4 months.

Thanks so much for your welcome!!

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welcome,JEIALEIGH............so nice to meet you................you have had your share of knee issues enough to perhaps write a book????............losing weight will most certainly help everything else too......what types of exercises can you do????what about the pool is there one near by???? that may be the best place and no stress on the joints etc.......

as a side note we had a friend who used to do what you do to your knee he would pop back his hip......this was after a hip replacement........
do you have other family members/friends near by who could help you out????
wishing you all the best with your weight loss............we are here for you.......so vent away..........keep us posted......blessings and hugs...........lita

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maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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3/11/09 8:20 P

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My knee story... Does anyone else fill up the past surgery/hospitalizations portion of the doctor's office questionaires with knee issues alone?!? I think they do this on purpose for people like us... LOL

Anyway, I digress....

My knee issues started when I was 13 when I dislocated my right knee cap for the first time. I followed this up about 4 mos later by dislocating my left knee cap. I got the left 'scoped' and cleaned out which my HS anatomy teacher LOVED because I donated the video. Over the past 15 years (I'm 28 now), I have dislocated each knee at least 7 times. The 'high' point of my dislocation history was when I dislocated my left knee at the beginning of the month and dislocated my right knee by the end of the month!!

In Aug. 2000, I had reconstructive surgery on my R knee - basically a lateral release and campbell's procedure. After about a year of recovery time all appeared well. Having one leg relatively 'stable' allowed me to live dislocation free for a few years. My left knee continued to dislocate but most times it spontaneously reduced - or went back into place. If it didn't, I usually popped it back in myself. In Sept. 2008 I dislocated the R knee that I had surgery on. I popped this one back in myself - better than waiting a few hours for the ER people to do it. My orthopedist agrees and is fully aware that I do this and actually encourages me to do this when possible to avoid prolonged periods with my knee cap dislocated. So.......

I need to have a similar procedure on my L knee since the likelihood of my R knee dislocating has increased significantly. The kicker is, my hubby is getting ready to have to leave the country for immigration purposes and will be gone for about a year. I can't wait this long to have the surgery!! And my parents can't help me and take care of my 3yo. So, I'm between the proverbial Rock and Hard Place.

I'm hoping that losing some weight will help my arthritis issues - my dr forbade me from walking up steps unless absolutely neccessary. I didn't tell him i live in a 2 story house!!!

Sorry for the long post, just needed to vent my knee issues to people that could understand for a change.

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well congratulations you are well on your way with your weightloss.........wishing you well..............keep us posted as to how things are going...............blessings and hugs............lita

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maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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2/25/09 2:52 P

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I have used a pool in the past...it was great to exercise in it. Now I can't get to one.

My knees have been feeling better with each bit of weight that I lose. I'm hoping to stave off surgery because they are always coming up with more inovative & less invasive procedures.

Good luck and blessings to you too!

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i am awaiting partial knee replacements too...........do you use the pool for therapy???
it would sure give you much more mobility.........at least it does me........wishing you well on this journey........blessings and hugs.............lita

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maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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2/24/09 11:57 A

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Thank you for the nice welcome. Possible partial knee replacement in the future. Right now I'm trying to lose weight before that happens. I can do therapist-recommended stretching exercises, using a recumbent bike, and general leg stengthening movements. I can't do anything that involves deep squats, kneeling, or running.

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hi and welcome,DONNYE..........so nice to meet you............what type of knee surgery are you waiting to have????
what type of exercises can you do????
wishing you well as we travel here together...........blessings and hugs...........lita

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maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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Hi everyone! It's so nice to have found this team. I have not had knee surgery yet, but have a multitude of knee problems from old sports injuries, car accidents, and arthritis. Hope all of you are doing well!

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well give it a try..........i swear if i could live in the pool i would......i can do more there than on land..............who knew???? except my knees.............good luck to you......blessings and hugs................lita

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maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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2/22/09 10:54 P

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I haven't gone to the pool yet, out of laziness. Though right now I cant, I just had two moles removed from my chest but I bet I will be able to go swimming in 2 weeks when the stitches come out!

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hi and welcome,Aimee ...........so nice to meet you...........sounds like you have had your share of knee issues lately..........that is a good idea to check with your physio and dr as to expectations re your knees etc...........do you go to the pool at all........as for me that is the main place my knees seem to like the best of all the exercises i do!!!
wishing you well as we journey here together.......blessings and hugs............lita

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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BTW, I'm Aimee =)

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Hello! My knee story:
April 08 right knee swelled up randomly one day. It would swell up, get a little better throughout the week, by the end of the week it was perfectly better, then the next day it would swell up again and the same cycle over and over. Turned out to be a chondral defect, as in the cartilage on the medial side/inside of my right knee was torn and had a little flap that was causing irritation. I did PT during the summer and it got to the point where it was still swollen but it wouldn't get worse.
One day it started the cycle of swelling then getting better again, in September/October, and then I had arthroscopic surgery on Dec 22. She cleaned out the inflammation and the rip (chondroplasty) and did a little bit of the microfracture. Right now I have been going to PT twice a week, its gotten a lot better, it no longer swells up like before. It is swollen, but consistently so. It is a lot better than right after the surgery. I was off crutches and tylenol within 4 or 5 days after the surgery.
Right now the only issues I am having are that I started slacking on my exercises a little, especially last week when I was sick, I did nothing for a week. My knee felt fine really, but when I started doing them again 3 times a day it feels a bit unstable and a bit swollen, which is a bit confusing. I tried taking it easy with the exercises but now I am aggravated! I haven't been to PT in a week but I have an appt Tues and I am going to ask about it. I am also seeing the ortho surgeon on Thurs for a two month check up. I still ice it sometimes, not as much as I should, but after PT she ices it and does the electrode machine for 10 min. I am still wearing an ace bandage wrapped around my knee every day, except to sleep, it makes it feel a lot more stable.
I really want it to get all the way better, so I can kneel and learn to run (I've never run in my life, haha) and dance!!

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welcome,Veronica..............so glad that you have joined the team...........
so sorry to hear about your loss.......we are here for you.......there are many of us at different stages of knee issues...........
what types of things can you do now????
keep us posted as to how things are going........wishing you well as we journey here together........blessings and hugs................lita

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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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I'm Veronica from Houston, Texas and I had an ACL repair along with a medial meniscus tear that had the be sewn to repair it and a lateral meniscus tear. This all happened while playing a "friendly" game of kickball. I signed up with SP early last yr but stopped logging on b/c of so many things that was going on in my personal life. This yr after suffering a loss (we lost our baby) I decided I needed to get out of my funk and get into shape. Once I started I noticed I was happier and the weight I was losing was helping out my knees. I'm glad I found this group b/c I still feel limited when it comes to working out and would like to read what others are doing to stay in shape. emoticon

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Welcome to the team......2UNCONFORTABLE and Caroline

glad you have joined us............. It's a great place to learn to loose weight ................... .wishing you both well as we journey here together........if you need any help or support we here for you...........just a post away.......what kinds of exercises are you both doing ???.....sounds like both of you have done very well since your surgeries,any tips or advice???blessings and hugs.................lita

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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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Hi Everyone!
I'm Caroline - 33 year old SAHM in South Florida. I am now in my 11 month of recovery from a partial patellectomy of my right knee. (Ouch!)

I've been a spark-er for some time and have had tons of success! I was able to lose 30 lbs last year - which as you know is super impressive with a knee injury. Right now I'm trying to lose the next 30. Since I now walk as slow as a turtle with my crazy knee, I have found water aerobics to be the best for me. I'm actually heading to class in a few minutes.

Looking forward to "knee" support!

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Hello everyone..4 years ago I had both of my knees replaced due to severe osteoarthritis. I was only 50 at the time, and severely bowlegged and in a lot of pain. I had them replaced at the same time, which was quite painful, but I am glad I got over it within about 2 and a half months of being off work.
I feel great now, but I really need to work on building more muscle. emoticon

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it is worth a try..............as it will help you feel so much better especially you knees..............the shallow aquafit would probably not be good but if they have a deep water one..............give it a shot,you have nothing to lose................best of luck....blessings and hugs.............lita

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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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