So glad to hear your surgery went well and you are making progress in your recovery! I'm hoping to hear more good news when you go back for your check up on the 24th.
Keep on being that good little patient and taking care of yourself! And, thanks for sharing your experience so others can also learn from you. That's when a community becomes great. Hope you keep coming back to share with us!View Thread
Sorry to hear you have to have surgery, but glad you will be feeling better soon. I can't share from personal experience, so I will share what I found from my search.
According to WebMD's information about Knee Replacement, "After knee joint replacement, people are standing and moving the joint the day after surgery. At first, you may walk with the help of parallel bars, and then a walking device -- such as crutches, walker, or cane -- will be used until your knee is able to support your full body weight.
After about 6 weeks, most people are walking comfortably with minimal assistance. Once muscle strength is restored with physical therapy, people who have had knee joint replacement surgery can enjoy most activities (except running and jumping)."
I hope that helps a little biIf you have any more questions about anything in particular, please let us know. Good luck!! View Thread
According to WebMD's information, "Bisphosphonates, such as alendronate (Fosamax), slow the rate at which bone dissolves and is absorbed into the body, resulting in increased bone density and strength.
Studies show that bisphosphonates decrease the risk of fractures, including fractures of the vertebrae and the hip, by as much as 50%. And one study showed a 70% decrease in vertebral fractures in people taking zoledronic acid."
Since the long-term risks haven't been studied, it's important you ask your doctor how long your therapy should continue.
Thanks for your question, and I hope you come back and share anything you found out with the community! View Thread
We've gathered your questions about health care reform both before and after the president's address and will present those questions to Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, in a roundtable panel on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 4:30 p.m. ET. We invite you to join us in the live event on Thursday to see how they were addressed.
WebMD will be covering President Obama's State of the Union address closely on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 9 p.m. ET, and the Republican response afterwards as it regards that state of health care in our country. We will also be live-tweeting during both events, and we hope you'll follow us on Twitter and search for #wbmdsotu to join in the conversation.
As part of the event, we'll be gathering member questions about health care reform both before and after the president's address and will present those questions to Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, in a roundtable panel on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 4:30 p.m. ET. We invite you to submit your questions and then join us in the live event on Thursday (whitehouse.gov/live) to see how they were addressed.
If you are unable to view the event live, we'll be posting the video up on our WebMD Newsroom blog
We hope that this information will be helpful to you as you try to navigate all the new changes in our country's health care system.
We're compiling a list of all the events and milestones that our members like to keep track of in their lives. For instance, most of us like to keep track of birthdays of family and friends. Parents like to keep a record of when their children hit milestones, such as rolling over, first words, walking, cutting a tooth. And, many of us keep track of our medications, treatments and doctors visits. Members of our Breast Cancer community like to share with others when they have been "Cancer Free" for six months, a year, two years, and on.
Think about what you like to keep track of and milestones you like to share with your family and friends and post them here in this thread. I bet you all keep track of a lot of things our staff would never think of!
Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and for many, the start of the Holiday shopping season. I thought I'd share Thanksgiving recipes, tips, and related stories from all over WebMD.
Do you have a Best and/or Worst Thanksgiving story to share? Even if it didn't happen to you, almost everyone has one and they need to be aired! Follow the link to post it on the Food and Cooking Community.
Then take a look at Chef Domenica Catelli's Tasty.Easy.Healthy. blog. Her Thinking Outside the Can offers fresh cranberry sauce and a recipe for Brussels sprouts that aren't stinky. She also has ten tips for a Stress-Free and Delicious Thanksgiving to share. From brining your turkey to setting the table the night before, these are tips to check out.
Do you have some vegetarian friends coming over and you're not sure what to serve them? Try Elaine Magee's Pumpkin Cannelloni for a tasty offering even your non-vegetarian guests will enjoy.
Once Thanksgiving is just a yummy memory, The Healthy Recipe Doctor is ready to help you make sure those Thanksgiving Leftovers are Safe. Then you can make sure your guests don't take home bacteria with their leftovers!
Finally, check out Ron Moser's Family Webicine blog for a funny take on a man who hates shopping. His Black Fridays and Black Moods entry will have you smiling, no matter how early you got up to shop!
It's been 91 years since The United States of America began celebrating Veterans Day, as a day we give our "Thank you" to all those men who were brave and fought for our freedom.
My father was in the Armed Forces during World War II, yet he never spoke of it to the kids. I never knew he was highly decorated until after his death when my uncle shared some stories with me. How proud I was of my dad at that moment! I wish I'd known while he was still alive, and I wonder how many other Vets are out there holding back their memories.
We owe our Vets a huge thanks for all their service in maintaining our freedom. It is saddening to hear that many of our Vets are suffering from poverty, homelessness and medical challenges.
Here are a few sobering Veterans stats for you:
33% of the male homeless people are veterans
47% served Vietnam
17% served post-Vietnam
15% served pre-Vietnam
67% served three or more years
33% were stationed in war zone
85% completed high school/GED compared to 56% of non-veterans
89% received an honorable discharge
76% experience alcohol, drug or mental health problems
We at WebMD appreciate all of our Veterans and thank you for all your bravery and service to our country and people!! If you know a Vet, please be sure to thank them today. And if there is some way to offer a helping hand to our Vets in need, let's make an effort to give it to them today.
Are you a Veteran or know someone that is? Please share your story or just your note of thanks here.