Talking about total knee replacement and other physicalities

Dear Shreelekha,
It would be very unusual for you not to still be experiencing pain and discomfort, especially at night, only 3 weeks post op.
I would imagine that your physician has prescribed analgesics for you to take at your discretion, and I would advise you to try and balance the daily dose of analgesics so as to take account of when the pain peaks. If you have the greatest pain at night, take your last intake of pain killers just before you go to bed so that they will be giving you maximum effect throughout the night. Don’t be frightened to take pain killers for as long as you need them, as the need will diminiish as the healing takes effect.
Also, if you have a cold pack, apply when you go to bed to help you get off to sleep.
It should take about 6 weeks for the debilitating nd imobilising effects of pain and swelling to recede. Stick with it, it will get better!

'Such a prayer I never heard from the lips of man. I left him alone praying.

"All this, to the sight of the two spectators, occupied but a moment. It would not be truth to say that Lafayette shut the door on the instant; something outside himself held eye and hand until both he and his companion had fully taken in the scene and comprehended its purport. Then, gently and silently as he might have drawn the scarf over the face of a sleeping babe, the young French officer closed the door, and the two stood looking into each other's face, without. Not a word, even then — not a word until, by mutual consent, they had retraced their steps through the narrow yard, to the road, and were turning once more in the direction of the Schuylkill. Even then, the words to be put upon record with reference to it, were few, but how pregnant with meaning! Spoken, like those last preceding them, in French, they have their place here, in their English reading:


I’m glad that exercise is over. 😕

"As how, general?" the inquiry and the glance accompanying, evidencing surprise.

hi Chris,
Don’t compare your husband’s recuperation with others. It can be too frustrating.
Sorry to hear about your husband’s dilemma. We don’t offer medical advice here. I would, however, recommend finding another doctor if you’re not happy with the one you have.
Good luck!


Kneeling After A Total Knee Replacement - Booktoots' Healing

he Rev. Mr. Snowden's use of "John" and not "Isaac" in referring to Potts may easily be due to momentary lapse of concentration on a single item, as happens frequently among writers who possess the correct facts but neglect their importance at the moment. In compiling a Valley Forge guide book recently the writer inadvertently placed Anthony Wayne's birthplace in Delaware County, when as a matter of fact he had know since boyhood "Mad Anthony" was a native of Chester County.

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ome published accounts of the Potts version of the "Prayer" have Potts addressing his wife as "Sarah." True it is he had a wife by that name but she was his second spouse whom Isaac married at Abington Meeting March 10, 1803. Other writers claim Isaac Potts was a widower at the time of the Encampment and others that he did not reside at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777 and 1778. These claims would seem to be in error as substantiated by "The Potts Memorial" a worthy genealogical-historical account of the Potts family compiled in 1874 by Mrs. Thomas Potts (Isabella) James, after eleven years of painstaking work. In Mrs. James' record Isaac Potts is shown as marrying Martha Bolton at Plymouth Meeting December 6, 1770, that she lived with Isaac at Valley Forge in 1777 and 1778 and died April 39, 1798 at Cheltenham, Montgomery County.

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he prevailing idea that Isaac Potts owned and carried on the valley forge before or during the Revolution seems to have no foundation in fact. His own family biographer does not find that he had any connection with the iron works until after the close of the war. Isaac owned and operated a grist mill at the time of the Encampment. The forge was owned by a brother. In 1777 Isaac was only 26 years of age, and like most Quakers, was opposed to the war. His family genealogist, however, says he remained at Valley Forge during its occupation by the American forces and superintended the grinding of the grain which Washington ordered neighboring farmers to bring to his army.

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ne should read what Potts' biographer, Mrs. Thomas Potts James says about "the Prayer of Valley Forge," and note her authority. Mrs. James writes "it was not in human nature, or Quaker nature either, for Isaac to be very much pleased to run his mill according to military requisition, to see his peaceful valley invaded by men at arms. That he changed his mind when he overheard Washington's devotions is evident. I copied from a paper in the possession of one of his grand-daughters. It is in the handwriting of, and signed by, his daughter, Ruth-Anna, who died in 1811.