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Building A Snowman After a Total Knee Replacement

Today was perfect weather for building a snowman (or, in the nonsexist version…snowperson). The snow was finally packable. I was curious to see how I’d fend while taking on this endeavor. I’ll call it the “building a snowman exercise regime”. Well, my snowman looks great….and I’m pooped.

A few of my readers have asked me about getting easily exhausted while recuperating from a total knee replacement. Today, I will attest to that. I was working up a sweat, huffing and puffing, and am just beat. Last year, prior to my tkr, I didn’t have that problem. Hmm. I think it’s rather interesting, myself. Of course, last year’s snowman wasn’t as artistically developed as today’s. 🙂

In a previous post I talked about using a marching-type gait while walking in the snow for some tkr exercise. Today, the snow didn’t cooperate as well. My footing was such that as I put my foot down, BOOM…it would go down another level. So, I kept my walking in the snow to a minimum. To say my back and knee was hurting is an understatement.

So, after my snowy work of art was completed, I came inside, took a shower, and have been icing on the sofa ever since.

I have found a new use for those bright orange safety cones. They make for a great snowman hat. 🙂

P.S.  The movie “Ice Age” is on now.  Those Marching Dodos get me every time. 🙂


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