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I'm 7 weeks postop LTKR I still need to use a crutch when I'm not at home. Is that normal or am I behind in recovery? Would using a cane be better?
Exercise/Vision/Plan: The government offers many resources for exercise that improves strength, balance, and fitness. See http://go4life.nia.nih.gov/ also look for a local program in your area called a matter of balance. http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/a-matter-of-balance.html maintaining good vision and removal of potential stumbling blocks at home are also important to avoid falls. ...Read more
Complicated: Cane sugar is sucrose, many fruits have fructose, sugar chemistry is complicated as there are so many kinds of sugars. They all have calories, and some are double sugars...Two molecules of a sugar.This is the real reason doctors have to study chemistry....See wikipedia article on sugars. ...Read more