Kim Crandall Total Knee Replacement
For years, I had significant knee pain that limited my ability to live, play with my grandchildren, and even do basic activities. I knew I was ready for my life to change and have my knee replacement. At 62, I wanted to do so much more, but I never knew when my knees would give out on me. After several rounds of injections, I knew it was time.
I saw Dr. Sahai in October. I had my speech all prepared to convince him to do the surgery on both knees at one time. My left knee hurt the most, but my right knee was actually worse than the left knee. I knew that having one done would put so much stress on the other knee. Little did I know that Dr. Sahai would suggest doing both knees before I could even ask him.
I told him that I had a huge family trip to Scotland, England, Paris and Ireland planned for the coming summer. He said if I worked hard, I would have no trouble with the trip. My surgery was scheduled for April 2019 and my trip was in August 2019, so I had a total of 4 months to become mobile and strong! It was not an easy time having both knees replaced, but I had a goal and was not going to miss it or limit myself on this trip!
I competed my PT by the 8th week. I met all of my benchmarks, but knew I had to keep going. I walked and did my exercises faithfully. I am on my vacation right now and have been walking 10,000-18,000 steps daily. I climbed to the top of the cliffs of Kilkee in Ireland. It was the equivalent of 57 flights of stairs!! I made it!!
I thank everyone at Orthopedic ONE for their support and help. Dr. Sahai and his team are wonderful. He was so encouraging and kind to me! Thank you for giving my life back to me. I have no knee pain or problems. I love my new knees!