Wanted to post a short message encouraging all who go through a tkr. I have been walking faithfully, everyday, for the past three months. It is approximately 3 miles round trip. Nothing fancy, just plain and simple walking. I say it’s plain and simple now that I can do it. We all know that’s not the case upon first recuperating from a total knee replacement. In fact, for 30 years I didn’t have a beneficial gait. Anyways…
The birds are chirping and singing their appealing songs. Yesterday a dear pranced across the road in front of me. A few days earlier I heard small childlike foot steps (or as Curly of the Three Stooges would say “I hear footprints”). As I kept walking, the sound was getting closer. I turned and saw a deer go into the woods on her merry way. 🙂
My tkr leg has a “normal” gait. It swings freely, like it has not done in 30 years (when I sustained the initial traumatic injury). My orthopedic shoes fit remarkably well and are unbelievably comfortable. I never thought I’d find such a comfortable pair of shoes and am just thrilled about it. It’s the simple things in life…like comfortable walking shoes. And….
I can fit into my smaller size jeans. 🙂 Plus, my eating habits have improved.
I partially attribute this success to listening to Tony Robbins. He’s cool..
Hope this helps others going through the same thing. TKR recuperation does get better.
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