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May 2024 07 07:20

Knee replacement operation.

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Ow the joys of getting older I have a provisional date for my knee replacement that I have been chasing for ten years the 16th of May .
I'm told I will be off for six weeks but has anyone out there had it done?
How bad will I be after six weeks?
What about lifting and carrying?
Then there's steps .Eck...
I know I have my pre op chat on Friday that may answer these questions but it's always good to get an idea from our prospective..
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May 2024 07 09:08

Re: Knee replacement operation.

Rigorously follow the regime they give you after the opp. (the Hospital that is, not work!)
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Jun 2024 05 13:08

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Well folks had the operation three weeks ago and it's all going as to be expected..
Loads of pain but they did say there would be ..
I live on my own on site it's odd to see the school ticking away while I exercise as best I can and watch afternoon TV.
My sick note is for six weeks but I can't see myself ready to go back to work to much lifting and carrying this time of year .
As far as I know they now have a security company opening and closing so that takes the pressure off me to rush back ..
I guess I will be going to occupational health before my return...
Thing is if a teacher is off they just get cover in , support staff gets there head scratching..
Don't get me wrong the school has been very good about the situation.
Weather that will be the case the the cost starts adding up..
But that's for the future..
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Jun 2024 05 13:32

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Sorry to hear you're having pain,
When you feel a little better opening up/ locking up might do you good.
Just take it at your pace; there is no need to rush to do anything until you feel like it. Daytime TV will make you want to go back quicker. [Shock.png]
Soon be summer break you could go back in then with no one about to upset your recovery.
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Jun 2024 05 21:19

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Take care and I hope you soon get back to normal. Maybe a phased return starting with a few hours a day might be a gentler way to get back into the routine of work again.
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Jun 2024 06 07:01

Re: Knee replacement operation.

I have three more weeks on this sick note ,
See how I am then I suppose.
This is the problem a lot of us have being a only caretaker the job has to be done ..
Thanks for the support Gent's I will let you know what happens in the next few weeks..
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Jun 2024 06 11:11

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My wife had hers done about 3 years ago and she is brill on it now. [Like.png]
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Jun 2024 06 15:02

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Take care mate try to stick to the PT as much as possible. movement is good when they say you can.. [Like.png]
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Jun 2024 07 14:10

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Take care bro and everything will be Oakie Dokie.
Had mine done in '15 and although I was off for 6 weeks, I did let the BM (ONLY) call and e-mail me to talk and help them out.
Many moons later and All is still going great with no pain at all.
Just keep your head up and remember that pain right now is just weakness leaving the body.
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