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    Everyone is different so I hesitate to reply but since I have at least my experience, I will share that... I have always been more or less fit, and a runner. By end of 2016, I also had terrible bone on bone knee pain as you, requiring NSAIDS to survive normal life. The real kicker was when I could not sleep more than about 90 seconds at a time, since the pain would continually wake me through the night. At any rate, running, BASE, skydiving, skiing are my hobbies and I told the surgeon and he went to work. Had the left knee replaced January 2017 with some high flexibility captured contraption. He said it would be 4 months till I'd be active, but I can (for me, anyway) dispel that myth and tell you it was more like just after 2 years. After the first knee replacement, the doctored leg got _significantly_ smaller as it seems muscles were compensating on both legs, leaving my right side very much over-powering my left side, leading to back pain and an odd stance. "Luckily" my rt knee was also shite so in February 2018, that one was replaced. My legs were significantly straighter, and the muscles began to even out on both sides. Pain is high for the first week or two. Can walk immediately, and activity returns quickly, but any impact sports need to wait. By 2019, I was fully active again although my running suffered horribly pace wise. Could do everything else, though I wear swoop pants with integrated knee pads just in case. Rt knee was still sensitive to impacts. By 2020, then 3 years on left and 2 years on right, can kneel to pack and do everything more or less normally. Knees are not as good as organic, and legs not as strong as before, but I would say maybe 90 percent as good and virtually no pain in either leg. I do squats with small weights, under 105 pounds, but all other exercises/activities are pretty much normal. Some weirdness prevails in the form of odd muscle spasms in odd places (calves and upper abdominals) from time to time. Didn't have that before. Nothing debilitating. All in all a very worthwhile experience, I would absolutely do it again. Been jumping again in 2021 and all is good, no issues. Currently a bit over 60yo, gonna join SOS I guess...
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    But.....we do! We want her to ourselves.
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    "Woke" is just a buzz word that right wingers like to misuse and get worked up about. Same as "critical race theory". They both just mean "aware of WTF is going on" as far as I'm concerned.
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    I'm just surprised* that a year after the event there are still people who aren't aware that the protestors never left the sidewalk, there was no trespass on the couple's property. *Not actually surprised.
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    I see that the subtlety, grace and deepness of thought with which you approach the topic of COVID-19 apply to other topics as well...good to know.
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    Honest question - Why do all these gun control discussions always seem to focus around Chicago? I’m pretty sure it’s a national problem that will require generalized solutions, not ones cherry picked for a particular locale.
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    Dear Airhugger, Working with first-timers does not have to be boring. It all depends upon your attitude. The best thing about working with newbies is that you get a new audience every day ... for your corny old jokes. Hah! Hah!
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    It's a nice saying but reality is more complicated than that. "If you find a job you love, that doesn't pay enough income, you'll work your ass off until you don't love it like you used to. But if you find a job you love that pays enough income, you'll never work again." That might be more complete. It's up to you to determine what "enough income" means.
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    That's why this mRNA technology is so promising--vaccines could be tailor-made to the individual.
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