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From: NancyM1156/29/17 12:49 PM 
To: pam127  (8 of 11) 
 23035.8 in reply to 23035.1 

I had both my knees done at the same time 5 years ago and had a hell of a time in the beginning with poor PT and pain. Then I decided to get a personal trainer at the gym who set me up with personal exercises to strengthen my knees and other parts of my body that needed it. Then a few months later, luckily, the gym started an aqua aerobics program that continues to this day. With the strengthening and the aqua aerobics, my knees returned to normal and became a part of my body that I don't think about anymore. Your knees need gentle strengthening done at your own pace (at the gym) and the aqua aerobics is also at your own pace and so gentle. I hope this helps. Best of luck.

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From: pam1276/29/17 1:49 PM 
To: NancyM115  (9 of 11) 
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Hi Nancy, I still marvel at folks who have both knees done at the same time. It must be doubly hard. My new knee is 7 weeks now. I started back at aqua therapy last week and I am so glad to be there. I have been doing very well. I had some difficulty with my stomach between weeks 2 and 3 and stopped the Dilauded and just stuck with Advil and Tylenol which was tough but worked out in the end. I have one more PT appt and they feel I am doing well. My kneecap mostly over the incision is still senstive to clothing and touch but is improving. All in all, I think this knee was a better experience. I don't know if the surgeon improved his technique or I knew what to expect. Maybe a combination of both! Anyway I will hope to continue to improve. I feel I am at about 85% of where I hope to be. I expect it to take the full year. I have full extension and about 118 flex. I still get tired though but each week I see improvement. I hope to continue with the water therapy as long as we both last. It was nice to hear from you. Pat



From: NancyM1156/29/17 4:10 PM 
To: pam127  (10 of 11) 
 23035.10 in reply to 23035.9 


Sounds like you are doing really well and are super positive. You are right about the year. It takes a long time for that knee cap not to be sensitive to kneeling. I still avoid it if I can, but I can if I have to now. Best of luck. Nancy



From: pam1276/30/17 6:54 AM 
To: NancyM115  (11 of 11) 
 23035.11 in reply to 23035.10 

Thank you, Nancy. I have more patience this time around. It sure helps. Pat


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