By Iroquois Latest Reply 2010-01-02 13:58:39 -0600
Started 2010-01-01 13:18:29 -0600

Since my knee replacement last Jan, and I am going to have the other one replaced the 5th (Tuesday)- my legs have gotten so dry. I have tried different kinds of lotion but haven't found the right one. Tried liberderm, another one something therapy, corn huskers, aleovera, just name a few. Any good ones out there over the counter that works? Also, please pray for me that the surgery will go well and that I will be able to reqain use of my legs to walk better. Thank you all. I love the site and all of you. Kathy

22 replies

Turtle 2010-01-01 22:47:30 -0600 Report

Sweetthing - where can I get the cd and what is it called? I will be going to surgery again soon.

Turtle 2010-01-01 22:44:58 -0600 Report

Please know you are in my prayers. I hope you have a full recovery. Will you be going to a rehab center after surgery? I did for 3-4 weeks after my left knee. I will hopefully have a different doc for my rt knee and living here, I am close to an outpatient rehab center so hopefully I can come home after surgery. I will look for you to post to me so I know where you are ok?

Iroquois 2010-01-02 13:35:43 -0600 Report

No, can't afford rehab center but a physical Therapist comes into my home to work with me and then my regular physical therapist is right in same office as my orthopedic Dr. So they work together and keeps close tabs on me.

AddassaMari 2010-01-01 22:27:39 -0600 Report

I hope your surgery goes well. I use a home blend that works well for me.

Blend equal parts of a good Vitamin E cream with Vaseline and add enough baby oil until you get the consistency you want, I blend all three until it is like creamy yogurt.

sweething 2010-01-01 21:07:46 -0600 Report

Kathy, all my prayers and positive thoughts go with you and your surgical team and the staff of the hospital. Also your physical therapists. Before my knee replacement, I listened over and over to a CD that was for surgery patients, relaxing, believing in the op room staff, etc. Did a lot to calm me.

Iroquois 2010-01-01 21:22:44 -0600 Report

Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts. I have a little bit more positive attitude this time as I don't want my new knee to turn out like the other one with scar tissue and not much bending and round of motion. So I plan to work harder at physical therapy whether it is painful or not. I do have confidence in my sugeons, hosp and staff. But thank you for your words. Kathy

Anonymous 2010-01-01 22:08:25 -0600 Report

Aveeno 24 hour lotion is the only thing I have found that works. It comes fragrance free, too which is great as I am allergic to all the perfumes.

Hinboyz3 2010-01-01 17:06:10 -0600 Report

I will keep you in my prayers Iroquois, and hopes that you regain the use of your legs and the bloodsugar isnt a factor for you. God's speed!!

Susie624 2010-01-01 16:28:16 -0600 Report

have you tried any of the avon ,or the good old stand by jergans or even baby lotion,or caress shower soap.

Iroquois 2010-01-01 17:22:15 -0600 Report

I have tried those and you put it on and good for awhile and half way through the day there is dry scaly skin again. Thank you. Kathy

hbkunkel 2010-01-01 13:57:36 -0600 Report

The best thing I have found is to soak in a bath with bath oil in it and my legs are not nearly as dry. It is not 100% but better than all the creams. God bless you on your surgergy and let us know how you are doing.

Iroquois 2010-01-01 14:08:34 -0600 Report

Can not do. I can't get down into a tub or I would never be able to get out. Have to use a shower chair in bath tub to shower. Wish I could as I miss taking a real bath as showers are nice but you can't soak and relax. I will keep everyone posted when I get home from surgery. Thank you, Kathy

spiritwalker 2010-01-01 13:51:33 -0600 Report

Kathy, Aquaphor ointment isn't a cream but its great for healing
almost anything. We used it on burn patients after skin grafts.
It was a prescript only ointment until a couple of years ago.
Now its over the counter. Many pharmacies carry it. I will be
thinking of you. Hope your surgery goes well.