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iron
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PostTue Jul 10, 2018 11:57 pm 
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FIL had both done. incredible success. age 72 at the time.

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DIYSteve
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PostWed Jul 11, 2018 7:08 am 
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iron wrote:
FIL had both done. incredible success. age 72 at the time.

You mentioned that, one of many success stories I have heard. Pass my thanks on to C for her much appreciated input.

Surgeon said the surgery went "very well." I got #7 joint hardware, next to largest, rarely used. Surgery took longer than expected: Took a long time to remove a big bone spur due to proximity of artery and never. Doc said I have "big tough bones" that look a long time to saw.
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iron
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PostWed Jul 11, 2018 9:09 am 
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DIYSteve wrote:
Doc said I have "big tough bones" that look a long time to saw.

never would've expected that (/sarc)

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PostWed Jul 11, 2018 9:28 am 
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You didn't DIY?!   biggrin.gif

Six months out from mine, and life is good.  Back paddling since late March, and I could have probably jumped back in a bit sooner.  No problem shouldering my boat and huffing it to / from the river.  Still a bit comical when trying to exit my kayak in unstable situations, but it's getting better.  Due to trying to capitalize on the remaining spring runoff, I've only been hiking a couple of times, both moderate distance with limited elevation gain / loss.  But no problems moving along at a decent gate for 6-8 miles.  Used trekking poles on the rocky, more technical stretches. 

I'm sure your recovery will go well.
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zephyr
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PostWed Jul 11, 2018 9:38 am 
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DIYSteve wrote:
Surgeon said the surgery went "very well."

Wonderful news.  Have a speedy recovery.  I hope your outdoor pursuits resume with less pain and discomfort.  All the best.  ~z
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PostWed Jul 11, 2018 1:36 pm 
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Hey Steve!  Lots of great firsthand advice here.  I'll just chime in to say my wife has done hundreds of these surgeries and she says its one of the most rewarding procedures because it makes such an huge improvement in peoples' lives they are near universally ecstatic post-op.   up.gif

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PostWed Jul 11, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Good news that your surgery went well!  May your recovery be rapid and may you work hard with your PT!

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PostTue Jul 17, 2018 7:44 pm 
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How is the healing process going? Hopefully well!
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DIYSteve
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PostWed Jul 18, 2018 11:27 am 
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Tough first 2 days after surgery. Lots of pain and swelling. Gradual improvement since with some bumps. Motor nerves are gradually waking up, and as they do the pain moves around. Days are much better, nights not so much.
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PostWed Jul 18, 2018 2:57 pm 
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Hang in there Steve!

I wish you the best in your recovery.

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PostWed Jul 18, 2018 8:05 pm 
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Wishing you the best for your recovery DIYSteve.  Thanks for this thread and all your posts over the years.
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PostThu Jul 19, 2018 8:48 pm 
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Bernardo wrote:
Thanks for.  .  . all your posts over the years.

Hey, I'm not dead yet  wink.gif
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PostThu Jul 19, 2018 10:46 pm 
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Staying active is good for brains, so happily with the knee upgrade your posts should remain smart for a long time still.
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PostFri Jul 20, 2018 7:50 am 
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thanks for the kind words B
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PostFri Jul 20, 2018 11:36 am 
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Sorry, had to do it, lol....

When my tomatoes start cranking I can swing into town with some fer ya.

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