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Knee replacement may go poorly for people who think life isnít fair
Foxnews.com/Reuters ^

Posted on 08/24/2014 5:32:17 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

People who tend to blame others for their suffering and think setbacks in their lives are irreparable tend to report more pain after knee replacement surgery, according to a new study.

This is not the first time feelings of personal injustice have been tied to longer recovery times and increased disability after injury, the authors write.

“Pain is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by biological, social, and psychological factors,” said lead author Esther Yakobov, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at McGill University in Montreal.

“Studies conducted with patients who suffer from chronic pain because of an injury demonstrated that individuals who judge their experience as unfair, focus on their losses, and blame others for their painful condition also tend to experience more pain and recover from their injuries slower than individuals who do not,” she told Reuters Health by email.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: medicine; psychology
Ergo, don't open up a knee replacement clinic in Ferguson, MO.
1 posted on 08/24/2014 5:32:17 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

But DO open up a pain clinic in the area.


2 posted on 08/24/2014 5:36:16 AM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Paradox

Heheh. That’s what all the reefer salesmen are for.


3 posted on 08/24/2014 5:38:50 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Nothing goes well for whiny-ass, ungrateful malcontents.


4 posted on 08/24/2014 5:39:07 AM PDT by all the best
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To: all the best

Excellent summary.


5 posted on 08/24/2014 5:41:14 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Of course life isn’t fair. My drill sergeant used to tell us, “Life Ain’t Fair, But It Can Be Fun.”


6 posted on 08/24/2014 5:44:50 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: RoosterRedux
Fair?

My dad used to tell me that "fair is a weather report or a hair color." My grandmother used to say that "fair is a place where you go on rides and eat cotton candy."

Both of them taught me that "fair" was a word that had so many variations of meaning that it had no objective meaning.

7 posted on 08/24/2014 5:53:46 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Tax-chick

Thanks. I think it applies to a certain group all heated up over events in MO. Black Americans will always be losers as long as they cling to a whiny, ungrateful, inappreciative negative attitude.
Black or white, one’s outlook, beliefs, consciousness determines one’ experiences. Encouraging is the most hateful thing you can do to somebody.


8 posted on 08/24/2014 5:55:48 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Tax-chick

Correction: Should read “encouraging IT”.
Also when I referred to black Americans always being losers I was referring to majority or those who are.


9 posted on 08/24/2014 6:04:02 AM PDT by all the best
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To: RoosterRedux

Not buying this! I have an acquaintance - a star from the Metopolitan Opera in NYC - who had knee surgery and was in terrible pain. Most dynamic, hard-working man in Show Biz!


10 posted on 08/24/2014 6:16:50 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
That's a logical fallacy.

Because people who blame others may expect worse pain does not mean that people who accept responsibility for their actions will be pain free.

11 posted on 08/24/2014 6:24:11 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

My personal credo is: Life is not fair, get used to it.


12 posted on 08/24/2014 6:26:13 AM PDT by Don W (To laugh, perhaps to dream...)
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To: all the best

I understand what you meant.

A person’s attitude affects his perception of events. That’s not exactly a new concept!


13 posted on 08/24/2014 6:32:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: RoosterRedux
maybe because a lot of them after the replacement are STILL morbidly obese...
14 posted on 08/24/2014 6:33:17 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: MuttTheHoople
My drill sergeant used to tell us, “Life Ain’t Fair, But It Can Be Fun.”

Mine used to say "life ain't fair you filthy maggots".Yours must have been of the "kinder,gentler",new breed,variety.

15 posted on 08/24/2014 6:34:18 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party policy;Lie,deny,refuse to comply)
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To: RoosterRedux
“Pain is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by biological, social, and psychological factors,”

Sounds like worthless psychobabble to me.I'm convinced that this world...this life...stinks to high heavens and the only pain I had after my hip replacement was when I tried to do things they told me not to do.

16 posted on 08/24/2014 6:36:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party policy;Lie,deny,refuse to comply)
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To: RoosterRedux

If the feral government wanted true equality they would make everyone get a knee replacement if one person got a knee replacement.

They would just infect everyone with Ebola if one person contracted Ebola.

In fact, between Obama’s DHS Army and Obamacare they are probably trying some of those ideas out right now.


17 posted on 08/24/2014 6:37:19 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Democrats love poor blacks - that's why they keep them on the Plantation)
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To: RoosterRedux
“Because people who blame others may expect worse pain does not mean that people who accept responsibility for their actions will be pain free.”

There are no absolutes in human behavior, but but there are trends. A favorite leftist tactic is to take and outlier and parade it around as the norm.

18 posted on 08/24/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Gay State Conservative; RoosterRedux
I told my Darling Children "Life isn't fair, it isn't unfair either, it just is"
19 posted on 08/24/2014 6:57:24 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void
My brother has a favorite saying that I have adopted...
"It is what it is...deal with it and move on."

20 posted on 08/24/2014 6:59:55 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Not much of a fair study if you ask me.


21 posted on 08/24/2014 7:12:56 AM PDT by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: Paradox

Perhaps a butthurt clinic...


22 posted on 08/24/2014 7:16:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: MuttTheHoople

Reading Job and do know that it rains on the just and the unjust. Depends on how you feel about the rain. Store it, set your potted plants out in it, glad it curls your hair, know when it’s coming from the joint aches so get the umbrella, glad to put away the sunglasses, take pictures of rainbows.


23 posted on 08/24/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: RoosterRedux
Maybe it's the reverse... people with a heightened sense of pain feel life is unfair...
24 posted on 08/24/2014 8:08:05 AM PDT by GOPJ (New York Times headline gaffe:'Obama Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course')
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To: RoosterRedux
I don't think the article implies "pain free" for those with a more positive attitude. But definitely less pain.

I am 100% convinced that your fortunes are tied to your attitude. People who mope around feeling sorry for themselves tend to have a dark cloud over them.

Not to mention that self-pity makes for poor box office. Instead of feeling sorry for these people, I try to get as far away from them as I can.

Self-pity (along with envy and jealousy) are self-destructive emotions. It ages you faster, makes you miserable to be around and thus causes more health problems. That's why these people really do seem to have more bad things happen to them then others. If you have a "woe is me" attitude about life, it will become a self-fulling prophecy.

Having a positive attitude definitely helps you get through the rough patches that everybody has in life and in my opinion, being happy and positive keeps you healthier and other successful people will want to be around you.

Surround yourself with winners and distance yourself from losers.

25 posted on 08/24/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Amen to that.


26 posted on 08/24/2014 8:32:26 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Gay State Conservative
Yours must have been of the "kinder,gentler",new breed,variety.

He WAS a bit "New Agey"...however, he would say it while we were beating our faces out of the front-leaning-rest position.

27 posted on 08/24/2014 12:09:41 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m 6 weeks, post-op, on a left knee replacement. It is only slightly more painful than the right knee replacement I had last December.

Attitude surely does affect pain levels and healing, I think. I’m glad mine is over. I am walking 4 blocks a day now. Will soon be up to half a mile......maybe a mile, I don’t know. I’m almost 72 and don’t know how far I should walk. I’ll ask my doctor when I go back in October.


28 posted on 08/24/2014 4:37:27 PM PDT by jch10 (WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COYOTE IN CHIEF?)
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To: jch10
I completely agree.

Go get 'em.

Attitude is reality!

29 posted on 08/24/2014 5:54:01 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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