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Michael Adair

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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, Nov. 30, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

I hope to play with someone in March in Hemet then hook up with a team in April. Something new for me, being a free agent.

Day 20 - just exercises no gym
Day 21 - Drove to see the Doc and Physicians Assistant - 115 degree Range of Motion, did a little Christmas shopping, got gas, better clarify gasoline and went home for a nap. Sweating like a farm hand. Off the the gym then a class tonight. First outside PT tomorrow.
, Nov. 28, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Day 18 - 25 minutes on the bike, 25 minutes lifting. Off the prescribed meds, just extra strength Tylenol. Ice, Ice, Baby

Day 19 - 30 minutes on the bike, 25 minutes lifting. I know this sounds stupid, but I forgot to eat today. Got a headache about 5:30. Ate dinner better now. What an idgit. Ice, Ice, Baby
, Nov. 26, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Day 16 - Did my exercises using 5'lb leg weights, contrary to popular belief my bats do not weigh that much nor do my forks.

Day 17 - 20 minutes on the bike, 25 minutes lifting. Off the prescribed meds, just extra strength Tylenol. Ice, Ice, Baby.
, Nov. 24, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Day 15 - Did my exercises, then 4700' Wore me out - walk about. Took the cane, had to use it a little. One short rest, buzzards were circling so took some water and finished up. Now ice, nap, TURKEY.
, Nov. 23, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

My surgeon did my total hip replacement 9 years ago. Hammers on me to quit playing softball, but knows it is futile. TKP 13 days ago. I can walk without cane or walker. kind of look like a new born calf if I get moving faster than I should. PT Bob is just amazed that I can do a full squat. Drove myself to the doctor today to get some blood work done. Totally excited and blessed with the progress I have made.

I would always investigate to the nth degree prior to major surgery. I continued to investigate alternatives all the way to my surgery date, just no other options.
, Nov. 22, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

An not and, I have to quit typing without my computer glasses on.
, Nov. 22, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Day 12 - Took and additional 1000' walk on day 11. PT Bob told me to lay off a little and we focused on leg weights and exercises.

Day 13 - 1500' to the gym manage to bike 15 minutes,lifted weights for 15 minutes, light to medium focusing on technique.1500' back home and ice.

I have substituted extra strength Tylenol for the prescribed stuff. Things are much more regular now. LOL
, Nov. 20, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Day 11 - 1500' to the gym manage to bike 10 minutes, could have gone longer, but I had 1500' back home. My wife has been a tremendous help in my recovery. Every night she massages my legs to assist in reducing swelling and bruising. I will try for another session this afternoon.
, Nov. 19, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Day 10 - 1500' to the gym manage to bike 50 rotations and 1500' back home. Does not sound like much, but I assure you those first rotations were as hard as anything I have ever done physically. Nobody, but me and my ego. Talk about getting humble quick.
, Nov. 18, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Day 9.

100 degree bend, but unable to make the rotation on the bike, back and forth, not all the way around. Will try again on Sat.
, Nov. 18, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Chuck you must be a pretty good pitcher or pretty good guy. Pitching two rounds and no worrying about someone going middle in itself is an accomplishment. Thanks for the encouragement.
, Nov. 17, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Thanks MV.

Just finished my second walk 3000'. Woo doggy I am whipped.
, Nov. 17, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

2340' for my first walk, 20 minutes, now ice, make me lunch, elevate and rest.
, Nov. 17, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

This time last week I was in an operating room getting a knee replacement. So far I am beyond ecstatic. The same surgeon and hospital who did my knee did my hip 9 tears ago with fantastic results. I sense a trend.

I can walk without a cane though slowly, I actually prefer a walker, I can just zoom with that thing. Dawn is complaining we just got new carpet and if I keep it up we will need carpet runners.

No pain, deeper bend than before the surgery, my knee is tight, feels likes I am wearing an ace wrap. Bruising finally has appeared, not varicose vein variety, but rather beat with a stick sort of look.

Plan for today, walkabout, 3-4 mini walks, probably total a mile, but I do not want too much swelling because BOB, my PT guy, is letting me go to the gym tomorrow. Bad part about that is once I get to go, I really do not have any excuse not to. LOL
, Nov. 16, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Well Bob, my PT guy just left. I kind of got my tail feathers singed for my 1 mile walkabout yesterday. Good news is staples come out on Friday, I graduated to cane and we get to go to the community gym on Friday.

I thought I was all that and a bag of chips until he told me about his next patient. a 104 year old woman that broke her neck and arm. She just got released to use her arm.

Man was I humbled, I think I am going to ice and take a nap.
, Nov. 14, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Another Hospital Fun Fact

It is required that the RN taking out the Catheter is very sweet, young and good looking. She said to me "this will not hurt much" let's just say much is a relative term. Actually she did a great job considering how little she had to work with. When she said that if I did not go on my own they were going to have to put it back in....I was extremely motivated.
, Nov. 14, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Another fun hospital fact. Before you can go home you must be able to urinate on your own, now at my age I am more likely to be candidate for depends than not so no problem. Not so much...2 32 oz waters and two IV bottles later I managed to get e little flow going, enough to go home. Guess when there was no holding back...12:30AM; 1:30AM; 2:30AM; 3:30AM, screw it, I w3ill help change the sheets.
, Nov. 13, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Interesting things to hear while receiving an epidural.. Do we have a 5 or 7 inch needle around? It will take us 20 minutes to order, just push harder. True story. I can laugh Now
, Nov. 13, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

100 yards before 9AM. Not all at once. 10 yard increments. This is the same surgeon that did my hip 9 years ago. I thought he was talented, but wow. I have had very little bruising and limited pain.
In house rehad yesterday and PT guy was just amazed at my range of motion and strength.
, Nov. 12, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers. Total knee replacement at at 7AM Thursday, home Friday at 5PM. Everything has gone great, but I have some funny maybe not so much stories. So far my pain level has been far less than I anticipated, but I am a great patient. I listen and follow instructions. For me it is getting where I want to be, when I am supposed to, not when I think I should.

Mike Adair
Free Agent in April 2017.
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