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  • Anybody heard from Brian Rupnow

    I have been wondering how he is doing. The last I heard he had the flu. I hope he is OK. One of the first things I look for when I come on here is to see if he had posted anything new.
    Larry - west coast of Canada

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    I'm still around, but suffering badly from arthritis. They are going to schedule me for knee surgery to replace both knees. I'm kind of wrecked right now, so won't be machining much for a while.---Brian
    Brian Rupnow
    Design engineer
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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    • #3
      Ouch!! I hope that all goes well with you. My brother had his done and doesn't regret it at all.

      Pete
      1973 SB 10K .
      BenchMaster mill.

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      • #4
        OK Brian Hope it all goes well and they get you all tuned up.
        Larry - west coast of Canada

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        • #5
          My mom had both knees replaced in her late 60's. She is 102 now and hasn't had any pain in her knees since the operation.
          Brian Rupnow
          Design engineer
          Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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          • #6
            That is crappy Brian.
            Looks like its going to get over 20 on Sunday! Some sitting out in the warm sun cant hurt eh!?
            Its been a long winter this year...
            All the best,
            Jon

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            • #7
              Jon---I've got two grandchildren coming over to rake leaves on Sunday. I'm going to set and watch!!
              Brian Rupnow
              Design engineer
              Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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              • #8
                Good luck Brian! Ice, ice, ice and more ice! My wife had zero problems, she tells everyone, ice it constantly. She took a cooler to bed every night with the ice packs in it. Please keep us apprised!

                Jerry

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                • #9
                  I had something called an "Ice Man", which circulated cold water through a flexible plastic cuff that fit over the knee.

                  https://ccrhindia.org/ice-machine-for-knee/

                  https://mycoldtherapy.com/products/iceman-clear3-knee

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                  Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                  USA Maryland 21030

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                  • #10
                    Hope you get feeling better Brian! I had hip replacement 1 1/2 years ago and
                    finally got relief from a stabbing back pain that I had for years.
                    Good luck on your knee replacements.
                    olf20 / Bob

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                    • #11
                      I've had fairly bad arthritis for the last 25 years, but nothing I couldn't live with. This year, since about Christmas on, it has been really bad in my hips and knees. I'm not really happy about going under the knife, as I am allergic to all of the common antibiotics. I'm still waiting for more doctors appointments to see if there is anything else that can be done.
                      Brian Rupnow
                      Design engineer
                      Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                      • #12
                        Hi Brian,

                        Having worked in the trades for over 30yrs I've seen quite a few coworkers have knee and shoulder problems and the surgeries that go with this. The one thing that ALL of them can't recommend highly enough is the chilled water circulator that Paul suggested in post Albums They ALL said it made all the difference in the world as to the recovery from the surgery. So advocate for one at all cost is all I would suggest.

                        Take care and keep us posted on your recovery.. Oh, and have fun with the grandkids...!

                        TX
                        Mr fixit for the family
                        Chris

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                        • #13
                          Just do all the exercised that the therapist recommends. They go a long way to a full recovery.

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                          • #14
                            Had R knee done 10 years ago, works great now.
                            One word. Laxatives. Wish someone had told me that.
                            after not ‘moving the mail’ for 10 days, the knee surgery became secondary to the constipation.
                            Good luck.

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                            • #15
                              I've had both knees done, one full and the other partial, and it is the best thing to have done. Not the same as non arthritic knees, but free of pain when walking, which saves having to use a zimmer frame or electric buggy. I have arthritus everywhere but my hips which is unusual.

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