total knee replacement after 50

  1. Glad you share your knee surgery with us!
    quite a journey.
    Love your hair

  2. Cornelia Thomson says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m 76 and scheduled for knee replacement on April 29. I’m probably more worried about Covid in the hospital than I am the actual replacement. I know it won’t be easy, but your encouragement helped. Now my other knee is causing problems as I await surgery. Guess it will be next.
    I do enjoy you blog and hope someday the pandemic will be over and we can get out in our lovely clothes.

  3. Anne Courcier says:

    Hi, I have a shredded Meniscus and now arthritis. I have also been very active and now can’t go for a 1/2 mile walk and stairs are also a challenge. I have done PT and it helps some but I cant do the things I love, like hiking for miles. I would love to know more about the inflammation and diet and books that you have read to start my journey back to my new normal

  4. Joanie says:

    Hi Beth
    Great update! Thanks. I had rotator cuff surgery 4 years ago when I was 59. I, too, did not have a specific injury event. It was wear and tear after years of overuse. It took a full year to feel completely healed. The pain is gone and I feel vibrant again. I walk and bike daily. I am so glad I had the surgery. Living with daily pain is life draining. Recovery takes commitment to physical therapy and exercises, but it is so worth it. My quality of life is now very good. Your knee looks good, Beth. It healed very nicely, and you are active again.

  5. Deborah says:

    Thank you for sharing your personal struggles, as well as your successful style posts. You have helped me gain courage to let my hair return to its natural snowy white and gray mix.
    I am 64, and am probably have a knee replacement in my future.

  6. Mickey cook says:

    I had total knee replacement January 25. I have done exceptionally well and had no complications. I enjoyed you sharing your journey. I am 72 and will have my other knee done at the end of 2021 or early 2022. Because of COVID, I had surgery at 7am and was home by 1:30 the same day. I had wonderful home health therapy at home for 3 weeks and 3 weeks of out patient therapy !

  7. Mel says:

    I’m having my second knee replacement in April. My first was July of 2019, and two months later I was able to fly to my son’s wedding and have that mother/son dance we’d been looking forward to.

    I need to poke around on your site for your meal planning, because I need to address the inflammation in my body too.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Mary says:

    What a great update, Beth. You were so courageous and strong while caring for Mr. Style, and my heart still aches for that time in your journey. I had my knee replacement surgery exactly one year ago, and while my progress wasn’t as rapid as yours, I’m still so pleased with the results. My other knee (formerly known as my good knee) has been acting up lately, probably due to a change in my gait…because it looks good on X-rays. Anyway, I’m so happy about your excellent outcome!

  9. Susan says:

    This is a very timely post as I am contemplating knee replacement (both knees). With 3 Siberian Huskies at home and all bedrms upstairs, the immediate recovery logistics are of interest to me. Did you have help after surgery? How long were you “bedridden”? How long before driving? I realize everyone’s different, but these practical matters are helpful to know…thanks!

  10. Judy Burgess says:

    I had both knees replaced after 70. Not at the same time by the way. It has been totally successful surgery. My rehab was hands on by a wonderful therapist. Very painful at the time but worth it. She didn’t care how much I squealed. My issue was getting my knees straight. They are great now.

  11. Joyce Reardon says:

    I had 2 knew replacements in 2018. Best thing I ever did for myself! Yes it takes hard work, but so worth it.

  12. Cindy says:

    Beth, was your original knee damage caused by arthritis? Should we all be seeing a Rheumatologist? Moat knee surgeries I hear about are the result of an injury. Wow! You are a very brave women that has been through a lot the last few years. Be well. Thank you for this post.

  13. Christi says:

    Thank you for sharing your surgery and update. Our knees are so important. Everything in life that is important takes work and it is so worth it!

  14. Carolyn says:

    Thank you for reminding me about your surgery. It’s very timely. I am facing this surgery in my need future. Not bone on bone so I keep putting it off. I’ve been falling recently, so time for another orthopedic visit.

  15. Francesca B. says:

    Hi Beth, thank you for your wonderful open account, I so appreciate your generosity and kindness in sharing. I have had the life trials of breast cancer and chemotherapy treatment and last year a hip replacement because I was “bone on bone” too. And now I am doing really well and doing FWTWL and loving it! So very very grateful. Really appreciate your blog; take care and enjoy that lovely yard and the gorgeous Oscar!

  16. Debra Erdley Adams says:

    I’m 65 and four weeks post partial knee replacement. Glad to hear you’ve made such a great recovery. I’m able to do an awful lot, including walking the ornery 90 golden retriver. Just anxious for the day when I* can get back to my yog class and spring. Thanks for sharing you story.

  17. Annie Jacobi says:

    Love your story and think it will help many others facing the same issue.
    My total knee replacement was on St.Patrick’s Day (March 16) of 2020 and we all know what happened then.
    Turns out I was the very last patient leaving the hospital the day after my surgery. Walking down the hall was a “Twilight Zone” moment. No one else was in any room we passed.
    But, 1 year later (tomorrow) I am back playing competitive pickleball on a regular basis and taking all the long walks I love. Things weren’t a completely easy road though – I had to have a manipulation 2 months later and a couple of days after that, my pain ball disengaged and had to be reinserted after being put under anesthesia for a 3rd time within 60 days! And, this was my first medical surgery experience ever!
    A challenge, an experience, a time in my life to reset things and I am getting better each day.
    It’s doable, friends and is something I have not regretted.
    Take care of yourselves and thank you Beth for putting your experience out there to encourage folks who need to hear this.

  18. Andrea says:

    You are an amazing woman, Beth. Your upbeat determination has served you well during your loss and then your knee. Baby steps and following instructions really does the job.

    As for the scar, it will disappear. It is coming up 3 years since I broke the two metatarsals in my right foot – one on both sides. I still have a bolt in one which is permanent. The surgeon asked me if I would let a med student do one of the sides – that suture was a little scary looking, but hey, it’s a foot. Well, neither scar (3” each) nor the bolt, are visible. Patience and in your case, sunscreen on the suture line and by next year – voila. In the mean time – don’t look down 😉 🌷

  19. Patty Bramwell says:

    My best friend just had total knee replacement so sent her your blog. Been following you for about 2 years now. Love your style.
    My friend is 80 this year – Im 74 but we still want to be stylish x x

  20. Carol McKay says:

    your scare looks good. did you massage it? Interested in your alternative therapies. Fascia is so fascinating.

  21. Celia Nogueira says:

    Beautiful and courageous Beth!
    I am a fan from Brasil!

  22. Anne says:

    Hi Beth ,I love your clothes that you wear they are fabulous ..l really hope you don’t mind me saying ..I don’t mean to upset you ,the beige boiler suit it not for you . It just doesn’t do anything at all . I really love your hairstyle that you have .
    Kind regards

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