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Watch Out for this TKR hazard

I have already mentioned elsewhere in my blog that small kids, animals of any size, and loose cords can be potential hazards for a total knee replacement person.  Well, there is a new one to add to the list that is not mentioned in any medical literature….

Today while in the grocery store, a man was swinging his full grocery bag without any regard for anyone or anything.  As I saw him do this and approaching me, I stepped aside and let him walk by.  Had that plastic bag full of groceries hi my knee…..OUCH!!…That bag was at the exact level of my knee area.

Before my total knee replacement, I am certain I was not as aware of my surroundings as I am now.  Or, if I was, I did not react to them as quickly.

Too bad it took a major surgery to increase my awareness level. 🙂

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