BoneSmart® Hip / Knee Replacement Forum
Knee Replacement & Hip Replacement
Patient Advocacy & Online Community
  1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Your support makes a difference...BoneSmartie Member

    Industry changes have drastically reduced orthopedic partner contributions, which for 13+ years supported the operation and development of BoneSmart.org.

    Our patient-focused articles and world-class joint replacement community forum have helped millions of people. Your gift today provides the important funds necessary to keep this valuable resource online.


    Donate Now
    Dismiss Notice

New knee at last....

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Mazz, Mar 19, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mazz

    Mazz New Member

    Member Since:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Age:
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    united kingdom
    New knee last Thursday evening. Dreading it but after spinal block and sedation woke up on operating table feeling fine. Starving hungry and thirsty and couldn't wait for my soup and sandwiches. Got up later for the bathroom and didn't have a lot of sleep. More uncomfortable than painful.

    Up in the morning feeling fine and by one pm I was walking along the corridor on my new knee much to my surprise and to the friend who had come to see me.

    Another unsettled night, mostly because I sleep on my stomach and couldn't get comfortable. Up Saturday morning and after showered and dressed did two flights of stairs. Met consultant half way up who thought that I was doing so well I could go home. Friends came to visit me in afternoon as husband was playing in golf competition and was coming in evening. They ended up taking me home which was a bit of a surprise for him.

    Much better night's sleep in own bed. Only woke a couple of times and then applying the ice. Doing physio and then lots of elevation and ice; love ice it feels so nice. All in all not as bad as I had imagined long way to go but good beginning. Come on musketeers!!!!! :loll:
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Roy Gardiner

      Roy Gardiner Forum Advisor

      Member Since:
      Jul 23, 2011
      Age:
      64
      Messages:
      4,552
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Essex and London
      Country:
      United Kingdom United Kingdom
      Welcome to the far side! Sounds like you're doing great.
       
    • megbabyrn

      megbabyrn Senior

      Member Since:
      Jan 28, 2012
      Age:
      61
      Messages:
      369
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      South Jersey
      Country:
      United States United States
      Welcome, sounds good so far!!
       
    • Larosser

      Larosser Member

      Member Since:
      Jan 16, 2012
      Age:
      Messages:
      144
      Location:
      United States
      Welcome and congrats! Sounds like you're doing great so far. Just don't get too frisky too soon! :biggrin:

      Best
      La
       
    • Ditzzeechick

      Ditzzeechick Senior

      Member Since:
      Jan 15, 2012
      Age:
      58
      Messages:
      489
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      Forked River, Jersey Shore, NJ
      another member to the bright side :wink1:
       
    • kneeper

      kneeper Forum Advisor

      Member Since:
      Dec 11, 2010
      Age:
      52
      Messages:
      9,549
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      United States
    • referee54

      referee54 Moderator

      Member Since:
      Dec 21, 2007
      Age:
      61
      Messages:
      17,137
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Northern Part of the Buckeye State
      Country:
      United States United States
      Welcome to the other side of life---the better, newer part of you that will allow you to really enjoy your life now!
       
    • helix-2000

      helix-2000 Member

      Member Since:
      Dec 16, 2011
      Age:
      Messages:
      164
      Location:
      United States
      Sound like you are doing great. Welcome to the new side of life.
       
    • tashia

      tashia Sr Bonesmartie

      Member Since:
      Nov 4, 2011
      Messages:
      6,106
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      United States
      Welcome to this side. Do take care and don't overdue it. Do keep us posted on how you are doing. :doggieshmooze:Tashi:loll:
       
    • Jamie

      Jamie Administrator

      Member Since:
      Mar 24, 2008
      Age:
      68
      Messages:
      44,909
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      Kansas
      Country:
      United States United States
      You are doing well!!! Just don't get carried away and do too much too soon. It's easy to have that happen when you get off to such a good start. Just remember that your body is healing inside and will be for a while. You have just had a very major surgical procedure that will have an effect on your whole body for a while.
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • Josephine

        Josephine NURSE DIRECTOR, BONESMART Administrator

        Member Since:
        Jun 8, 2007
        Age:
        74
        Messages:
        65,494
        Gender:
        Female
        Location:
        The North
        Country:
        United Kingdom United Kingdom
      • KathyH

        KathyH Sr Bonesmartie

        Member Since:
        Jul 27, 2011
        Age:
        64
        Messages:
        1,336
        Gender:
        Female
        Location:
        Cambridge, UK
        Wow, sounds like you're doing wonderfully well, Mazz, with a positive attitude. Keep us updated.

        Kathy
        x
         
      • Jazyb

        Jazyb Post-Grad

        Member Since:
        Jul 20, 2011
        Age:
        Messages:
        1,396
        Gender:
        Female
        Location:
        Devon, UK
        Hi Mazz

        Welcome to the other side and congratulations on your new knee!! You sound as if you are doing really well and have a great attitude for this recovery. Remember to take it very easy form the next couple of weeks - it will pay off if you do :wink1: Good wishes to you and keep us posted.
         
      • Mazz

        Mazz New Member

        Member Since:
        Feb 26, 2012
        Age:
        Messages:
        8
        Location:
        united kingdom
        I have been very good today making the most of a lie in and breakfast in bed.Lots of bruising coming out now and leg uncomfortable in the night.Have had visitors today bringing dinners most appreciated by me and also husband.Letting them all help themselves to tea and coffee and giving them the occasional chore.
        Read lots about taking it easy so thats just what Ive been doing.Nice to hear from you dont feel quite so alone.....:rolleyespink:
         
      • Ditzzeechick

        Ditzzeechick Senior

        Member Since:
        Jan 15, 2012
        Age:
        58
        Messages:
        489
        Gender:
        Female
        Location:
        Forked River, Jersey Shore, NJ
        Hey there! How nice to have friends and family pitching in. The first week is almost a honeymoon. I think as the days go by you begin to experience the roller coaster ride of recovery. I found I feel most hopeful between 5 and 8pm, no idea why. I sleep between 3-6, it seems to be nap time. From 9:30-11pm at night I tend to struggle with pain even when medicated my legs are giving me a fit. Between 11-12 they settle down and the pain meds do their job. I watch tv on my iPad and read until about 2am every night, this is highly unusual for me, but since the surgery it's my routine. Then I sleep really well for about 4 -5 hours. Therapy is the same way, lately, it's been very good but I have those days where I feel I am struggling just to walk to the therapy table, no good reason, just the way I feel. One minute full of energy, next minute ready to pass out. Go with the flow, expect nothing, do what you can and sleep as much as possible. It really does help improve your outlook, motivation and ability to participate as the days go by and they do seem to go by fast. Best of luck!! ;)
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • Josephine

          Josephine NURSE DIRECTOR, BONESMART Administrator

          Member Since:
          Jun 8, 2007
          Age:
          74
          Messages:
          65,494
          Gender:
          Female
          Location:
          The North
          Country:
          United Kingdom United Kingdom
          Bruising is quite normal. Don't let it worry you. But look in here - there is a neat tip about how to take the heat and the burn of of bruising Bruising after surgery
           
        Thread Status:
        Not open for further replies.

        Share This Page

        If this forum is helpful to you, please consider a donation!

        Support BoneSmart with a Tax Deductible Donation