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Mako Robotic Arm TKR Week Three

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@contentandwell Wow, I have never heard that rule about no alcohol after a transplant! But you don't mean the knee, right? If so I have already broken it. When I don't have to take any meds I have a glass of wine or two–of course with the meds you can't have any alcohol. ON your first TKR, I wonder if the first knee may not fit very well, and that's why you have problems? Back then the Conformis wasn't available and I am not sure how many sizes they had. It's great that you have one that is working really well. More later on my progress or lack therof!

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No, @saeternes, I had a liver transplant. It’s pretty common to be told to not drink alcohol after a liver transplant, even when the cause was not alcohol. I haven’t figured out why the restriction exists except for the fact that alcohol is not good for anyone’s liver. I have heard of a transplant center that said a patient could drink a very limited amount, like one glass of wine a month, and my surgeon said for a very special occasion one drink would be OK. I had a glass of champagne at my son’s wedding in August. There are transplant centers that say “not one drop, ever”!
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