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Focus on Yourself

Submit an Entry: I Wish I Knew Before Knee Replacement...

By Cheryl

Updated July 08, 2012

What Made You Decide to Have Knee Replacement?

I was tired of the pain I experienced walking up and down stairs. I also did not want to get cortisone shots too often. They didn't last long.

What Were You Not Prepared For?

I didn't realize I had to exercise my knee that often each day. I had too many things that needed to be done and didn't have adequate help around the house. So I was too busy doing chores instead of focusing more on the knee exercises. Also I was unable to go to therapy three times a week due to their schedule. I could have been more aggressive. I feared the pain.

Lessons Learned

  • I will focus on myself totally and not try to take care of everybody and everything else while I'm recuperating.
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