Knee Replacement Day October 12th 2021

Discussion in 'Health' started by Mikie, Aug 18, 2021.



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  1. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    He was up early. I texted him this morning and he'd already done two laps around the house. We started planning our weekend ride and have it narrowed down to something easy like Horn trail or PCE. He wanted to take his hardtail but I told him no since I have it in my garage and haven't even ridden it myself.:D
     
  2. FizzyCola

    FizzyCola Member

    Location:
    The soda aisle.
    Name:
    Dr. Thunder
    Thanks for the update, looking good man!

    :cheers: dr. thunder :cheers:
     
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    I am!
    I had to prove worthy to leave the recovery room, last night. Then I was up at 6:00 am to do 5 minutes of walking and 5 minutes every hour. Then my surgeon has me do 45 minutes of range of motion stretches, and the Physical Therapist will be here at 11:30 to show me who knows what! It’s like a full time job!
     
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    The socks are double sided, but good catch!
     
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    The Doctah’ is in the house!
    Doctah Thundah, that is!
    Thanks man!
     
  6. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Keep up the positive attitude Mikie!
    You are an inspiration dude
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    The physical therapist is either going to be a hot young chick fresh out of college, or a guy named Bruno who doubles as a bouncer in a biker bar. I'm kinda hoping for Bruno... Get you back into shape quick. None of this touchy feely recovery stuff.
     
  8. Maderas84

    Maderas84 Member

    Location:
    Fluent in French & sarcasm.
    Name:
    Andres
    Current Bike:
    Ibis, Pivot & Santa Cruz
    Whoa! That catch can is at the knees! Now I understand why Dirty D is attached to you. :eek:

    Sending healing vibes!!!

    :Roflmao:laugh::D:p

     
  9. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    Hah! It was the college hottie! :p
     
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    Roger that Tucker! :D
     
  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    Yeah plus I’m a really good shot!
     
  12. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    Lucky you.
    One of my hospital stays included a nurse named Vladimir who smelled like he smoked 4 packs of unfiltered Russian cigarettes a day.

    Hope your recovery goes well. Do your therapy, but don't do too much.
     
  13. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Quick healing thoughts and vibes coming your way @Mikie! You're a brave man getting both knees taken care of at once.
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    Bruno would have had you in single speed shape by next Tuesday. Which would have been good considering the slight modification @Voodoo Tom is making to your bike...
     
  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    He needs Olga, the Soviet wrestler. :Roflmao:Roflmao

    Or maybe a DDR Brünhilde.
     
  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    Well it did make me suck in my gut. So there is that…:whistling:
     
  17. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    yep, but now try and remember just before the meds. You showed the nurse what 6 inches is, now you may come up a little short on one side.
     
  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    :eek: Hey! Careful now! I have A custom tape measure.;)
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yes, but not THE custom tape measure.....:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  20. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    She was that cute, huh? :Roflmao
     
  21. scan

    scan iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    I kinda like names like Brutus, Igor, or Hans:speechless:
     
  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    :eek: You realize this kind of talk is mentally abusive to a healing person… :laugh:
     
  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Probably akin to that photo I shared with you for your birthday... :whistling:

    Careful @Mikie - don't want to turn that gown into a tent. :D :sneaky:
     
  24. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
     
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  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    Ohhhh-Kay!
    Just a heads up… Some truths.
    Having double knee replacements is probably the most painful thing I’ve gone through.
    I thought my Pelvis Presley move with the tree was bad, but it was painful only if I moved, and probably still hits that pain category. But yesterday was… painful. Just laying there, no matter what I did or how I positioned myself.
    I was alone for about an hour and I just laid there and cried.

    I had to “proof of purchase” the new knees by showing I could walk some in the hospital which I did before I could get discharged.

    I thought I had it made on day one and the beginning of day two. Apparently they give you the same pain blocks as they do for child birth. I think it is called an Epidural? Something to do with your spine. But that stays in your system for several hours after surgery. But when that wore off… WOW! Hero to zero in less than 60 seconds.

    So it’s Friday morning and now I’m willing to even look at my iPad or texts. The significant key to success is a planned medication chart. A couple days ago, we got off track on the Oxycontin and I think I was O.D.’ing, seriously. CJ was getting me out of bed for the last trip to the bathroom that night and I passed out, hit the floor (naturally on my new knees). I was instantly drenched in sweat and completely disoriented. It was a panic moment.

    Starting to do a lot better. Got the pain meds regulated to a half pill every 3 hours. Ice on the bottoms and top of the knees 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off all day. I now have exercises I now have to do to insure range of motion.

    Well, there’s that.
     
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  26. OTHRider

    OTHRider Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '18 Salsa Cutthroat
    It sure as hell is. And you'll have plenty of time to do it.

    Glad to hear you getting thru the pain. I had the spinal and a nerve block in my thigh. The nerve block was AWESOME. I like the way you are already managing your pain pills, it does suck to slowly reduce the happy stuff.

    I had a cooling box, basically a small cooler filled with a water/ice mix and a pump that circulated the COLD water thru a pad designed for knee recovery. Got it on Amazon before the surgery and it was absolutely vital during the first week after dropping the pills. It also helped after some of the hellish therapy sessions. I went with the regular size unit and not the compact.

    https://www.ossur.com/en-us/bracing-and-supports/cold-therapy/cold-rush



    You got this!
     
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  27. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Silver Cane
    Thanks Duke! Thanks for cutting the trail ahead of me. :thumbsup:
     
  28. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Stay tough, Mikie. Every day is a milestone. :thumbsup:

     
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  29. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Hang in there Mikie. Sounds like you are getting on top of it.
    Heal up
     
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  30. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    I'll second the cooling box that @OTHRider mentions. A fantastic tool.

    @Mikie, I'm proud of you for sucking up the pain and keeping it to yourself. I wasn't as gracious recovering from a leg surgery, yelling every word you can imagine to implorer the staff to crank up the meds. I barely have recollection of it. I was told later there were children within earshot. :oops:

    Keep hammering the water, boss. One day – nay, one hour – at a time is the path to success. Power on. :)
     
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