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Blog entry by Walt posted 04-14-2012 03:03 PM 2149 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I will not be doing any more project for about 6-8 week due to Total Knee replacement surgery on 4/16/12. Hope to be back at work with some outdoor chair projects by June. I also have two refinishing project to complete this summer. All I need is two good knees to continue the work

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 03:09 PM

Walt- Best Wishes for a smooth and speedy recovery!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 03:27 PM

Get well soon Walt, wishing you all the best

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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#3 posted 04-14-2012 03:38 PM

Good Luck Walt.
Here’s to a speedy recovery.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#4 posted 04-14-2012 03:55 PM

get well Walt ,i pray for a speedy and compleit recovery

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 04:11 PM

Best of luck, Walt.

I wish you a 100% outcome, a speedy recovery, no pain, and a couple dozen years of competitive tap-dancing, ahead !

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 04:12 PM

Had mine done a year and a half ago. Best thing I ever did! Just do not push the recovery too hard; wait at least two days before chasing the nurses down the hall Get better soon.

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#7 posted 04-14-2012 04:27 PM

I’m on the other side of the fence on the knees surgery…..I had mine done 3 years ago, and I’ve hated every minute of it…..did all the exercises, used the knee motion machine, taking walks, physical theropy, the whole nine yards, and my knees still give me trouble and hurt till this day….I had one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country, and he did full replacements…left knee first, then the right 4 months later….I’ve had a bullet in my rt. knee for about 44 years from VietNam, and I wanted it removed….He didn’t do it….said it would tear my knee up worse , so he left it in…’s hurt like hell since 2008…..then last year I had to have a full hip replacement….it’s doing great, but I’ll probably never get over this knee crap….seen him 3 times, xrays, etc…...nothing’s wrong. I wished every day I would never had it done…So.. I just live with it…I don’t want to discourage you or sound negitive, and I hope you have great success with yours…I know a lot of people that had it done, with good results…..But I wasn’t one of them….Good luck….Oh yea… might plan on being out more than 6-8 weeks, just in case…....

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#8 posted 04-14-2012 05:05 PM

Hope you have a speedy recovery!
What species did you ask for? Oak or Maple? LOL

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#9 posted 04-14-2012 05:47 PM

Get well soon and take it easy. We can wait so take you time and don’t rush.

-- DeputyDawg

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#10 posted 04-14-2012 06:05 PM

get well soon walt,i also had my left knee done TKR it was tough in the begining but stick with it i also had to have it minipulated after about 12 weeks and its working good now best thing i ever did.

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#11 posted 04-14-2012 08:52 PM

I had ACL surgery on March 21. Thought it would keep me out of the shop for about the same amount of time. Luckily I’ve healed up pretty well and I’ve been in the shop for just over a week. If you take it slow and are careful you should be able to get back in no time.

Word to the wise: listen to your physical therapist and work hard at the PT. You’ll be thankful you did. Oh yeah, if you take a bunch of the painkillers, chase ‘em down with Colace!!!!

Good luck.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#12 posted 04-14-2012 09:02 PM

Cory, what is colace?


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#13 posted 04-14-2012 10:56 PM

Best wishes on your upcoming surgery.

-- Rodman

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#14 posted 04-15-2012 12:59 AM

Best Wishes hope all goes well
Look forward to your future post


-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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#15 posted 04-15-2012 01:20 AM

Colace = stool softener.

Narcotics … tend to slow the old train a bit ;-)

-- -- Neil

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