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Hi everyone in my TKR family. I can't begin to thank you all enough for your support and encouragement throughout this journey. Three months of sitting in a recliner in my bedroom...alone. But not really alone because I had all of you. I just wanted to share my update and maybe encourage someone in a similar situation. After 11 weeks post op, after many tears and worries about my ROM, I had to return to work in my classroom filled with fourth graders. I was at -8 (straightening) for a long time so I had to wear a brace which helped me get to a -6. For over a month I was hovering around a -5/6. But within two weeks of returning to work, today at pt, I was a -2 straighten and 126 bend. I really think my improvement is related to moving, walking, standing, working, thinking of other things besides my ROM, and joining life again. Yes, I'm really tired and achy at the end of the day, but I'm not limping any more! YAHOO!! Stepping out of that dark tunnel of recovery, is actually helping my recovery! So don't despair if you are still sitting in your recliner...you are not alone. And once you are well enough to step back into your life, I'm hoping you will see a light at the end of your tunnel, too!
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