This will be kind of convoluted, but bear with me... We all know what arthritis pain feels like when the weather changes. We've been there, which is why we're here now. And, some of us, even before this surgery, knew what scar pain felt like. I'm six months out from my knee surgery and my scar is a delightfully beautiful mess (I do love my scar- I have a blog for him in my signature where I talk about him like he's a separate entity). What I'm wondering about is weather changing and pain. I still have arthritis in various parts of my body (other knee, hand, wrist, and tendonitis/bursitis in other parts). So, I can feel it when rain is a-comin' (you have to say "a-comin'..." if rain is on the way, really, you do!). Today, after weeks of mostly dry, sunny weather, we had rain a-comin'. I woke up at my usual early morning time and as soon as my feet hit the floor, I could feel it. I ached. Lo and behold, the weatherbug on my desktop predicted it as well. Now, twenty years ago, I had my gall bladder out in an Army hospital I have an ugly scar about six-ish inches long running along my ribcage. Till I got used to it, it would hurt and twinge and otherwise be a annoying. What I'm asking (finally! She gets to her point!) is about the muscles in our surgical knees. My scar hurts and twinges and itches at times (almost all the time) and it intensifies when the weather changes. But, my knee also aches. Almost like it did when it was my own real knee. I know it isn't really the knee joint itself hurting me, because its all bionic and robotic now. But, is the pain that feels like my knee joint actually my muscles? And if it IS the muscles, is this going to continue for a while? Here's the kicker about the whole thing- I can't take Ibuprofen or related products because they make me swell.