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My Knee Replacement
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My Knee Replacement

No one told me it was going to be this painful. They should have.

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Visitor Comments: 55

(52) Sara, November 20, 2014 7:16 PM

Refuah Schleima

Because people tolerate pain differently, it needs to be mentioned but left to the individual. Hopefully, he will do his homework. Now Rabbi, while you recovering, can you think of the answer to your question in terms of life situations. For example, shidduchim, Do you have to divulge everything, sometimes painful info? Or do you leave it to the individual to do their homework?
Thanks for your very interesting insights
Sara

(51) Anonymous, November 17, 2014 4:02 AM

wishing you a refua shlaima.

tell the truth. but also tell the truth on what will happen as a person ages etc. and does not have the surgery. what will his quality of life be?will he be confined to a wheelchair/ not being able to be independent anymore? two sides of the story.

(50) Dafna Grossman, November 17, 2014 2:20 AM

Refua Shlema!!

Refua Shlema!
And thanks for all your videos!
I really don't know what is best...
Honesty or Compasion and ( not lying) but not telling all the truth.
Besides: why should we suffer pain if there are medications for them!!???

(49) Deborah Litwack, November 16, 2014 3:27 AM

Comments from a physical therapist....

First-refuah shelema!
I've always told my patients that the first two weeks are hell, but down the road they'll be happy they had the surgery. I ALWAYS tell people that the surgery is worthless unless they are totally do all the exercises they are told to do!!! I've seen those who don't and they are contracted (stiff) permanently. I remember a woman who had both knees done on the same day. She was so despondent in sub-acute rehab. I gave her my number and told her to call me in m one month post-op and bet her that she'd be MUCH happier and glad that she had the surgery.

(48) Norm Grafstein, November 15, 2014 5:03 PM

Your Knee Replacement

Yaakov, I'm sorry you had such a problem. I just went through a knee replacement having had the other knee done fifteen years ago Frankly, I am absolutely delighted with the results. There is no doubt there is pain after the surgery, but, this was no worse than from other surgery and the results are brilliant. I was up on my feet, without a cane, ten days after the surgery. It is now six months later and the pain that preceded the surgery is history.

I wish you a speedy recovery. I hope your end results are as good as mine.

Norm

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