Author Topic: Time for a new knee  (Read 1402 times)

Offline eyebolter

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2014, 08:42:04 PM »
Turmeric.   Big anti-inflammatry properties.  I messed my shoulder up on Right Banana Crack in J Tree in the 80's, re-wrecked the same last summer clubbing a porcupine.  It was not getting better until I hit the turmeric hard last fall.  I'm doing skin-the cats now at the playground while Ella is swinging.   Looking to keep all original parts.

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2014, 09:19:22 PM »
Turmeric.   Big anti-inflammatry properties.  I messed my shoulder up on Right Banana Crack in J Tree in the 80's, re-wrecked the same last summer clubbing a porcupine.  It was not getting better until I hit the turmeric hard last fall.  I'm doing skin-the cats now at the playground while Ella is swinging.   Looking to keep all original parts.

You clubbed a porcupine? I think we need to hear that story!
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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2014, 09:54:53 PM »
I'm way past turmeric at this stage.......i think inflammation/arthritis is still an issue for icing..we'll see

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2014, 10:48:58 PM »
Ice has it's place in pain control Mark. It has drawbacks but not as many as
Narcotics have. Ice has to be used correctly though...too much can lead to big issues.
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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2014, 07:24:42 AM »
If you have arthritis, like I do in my left thumb, it's all about ice. Inflammation is definitely NOT needed or desired for that.
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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2014, 08:25:37 AM »
Personally, I will take the narcotics over ice any day!! ::) ::)

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2014, 10:22:50 AM »
I would love too take some goodies..BUT..shit i can't even take vitamin I anymore..ever...sucks.

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2014, 06:25:43 PM »
I second the vote for Turmeric. It's a much better long term anti-inflamatory than Ibuprofin, Acetaminophen, or any of those. It also has antioxidant properties, and no side effects. I've been taking 500 mg per day for a month now and my kneecaps went from feeling like someone was hitting them with a hammer every time I went up stairs or did a high step to just an occasional dull ache after a hard day of bushwhacking and climbing. It's pretty amazing stuff! Also if you have a dog that has any aches and pains, it's safe for dogs- 1/4 tsp per every 10 pounds of dog will get them back in action.

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2014, 06:34:54 PM »
Except for the upset stomach  and some cardio issues.

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2014, 07:23:27 PM »
Does it bother your stomach? It doesn't bother mine at all. As far as I know, you would have to take many many many times the recommended dosage for it to be a blood thinner, if that's what you mean by cardio issues. If there's something else to worry about, please do tell.
Best wishes for a new knee and a speedy recovery!

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2014, 01:27:58 PM »
Thanks Amy..it actually did bother my stomach, part of which was med interaction I'm sure.  my BP was way down after CHF and i didn't need any spikes, just a gradaul increase.  The blood thinner issue was another story ( remarkably i was taken of thinners last week).
i do know several people who love trumeric, swear by it. it's just not for me.

ican't wait for the cardio group and ortho group to decide meds   ::) and PT and...

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2014, 09:41:11 PM »
Sending you positive thoughts for the upcoming surgery, John. Give 'em hell!

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2014, 05:03:33 PM »
Having broken my leg this past March at Wildcat I can confirm that muscle loss is a royal pain in the ass leg. I think more of my pain and discomfort after the surgery was from the total lack of muscle and knee-soreness that followed the surgery and less from the actual break. Four months later and I'm getting around on my own two feet again with minimal pain and only busting out the trekking pole cane for long stretches on my feet. Most importantly I've been able to manage a few pitches of easy climbing the last few weeks!

Best of luck!

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2014, 03:56:32 PM »
Thanks all..I'm hitting the pre-hab pretty hard right now..9 excercises  in about an hour 2x a day.. i got awesome info about rehab from University of Colorado staff.

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Re: Time for a new knee
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2014, 09:35:58 AM »
Chop, chop time is finally here..(wed)  I hope to be annoying people again not long after surgery  8)