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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Jayne, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. Jayne

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    Post #1 on Jul 28, 2009
    Hello everyone! I have not had much time to write on the board but I try to at least see how you are doing.
    I am almost 8 weeks out and I just saw my surgeon last Friday. I wanted to get feed back from anyone as to what he said and get your imput. He said I'm doing too much during the day and that is why at night my knees ache alot. I'm taking Vicodin 7.5/750. He allows me 5 a day. He said I'm only 50% back to normal and after the next 6 weeks which will bring me to Sept. 4th I will be 75% back to normal and the 100% will take to the anniversary of my surgery. He will start me on therapy to build my body after Sept. 4th. He said that I need to Step Back a little and take life slower. I actually don't know how much slower I can get but OKay! Then he said--Your knees are still hot. Now he is talking and I didn't think much about the hot knee remark until I left and luckily my son in law was coming in to work out and he said the knee is still healing and makes the knee hot.
    My question to all is this. After a year of all this------what do I do if I still have pain and the knee is hot???? Does that mean the operation didn't work and I'll be in pain forever? Because my surgeon who is to be the best in the state said he can't promise I won't be in pain...........My goodness. BTW I had both knees done.
    Thanks everyone for reading my post and helping me. You are the best!
    Love,
    Jayne
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    Post #2 on Jul 28, 2009
    Jayne
    Welcome. I am with your doctor! Although there are some on here that will tell you how much they are doing and they are doing fine, you will see that they
    have down days from over doing.

    You do not need to push or do aggressive exercise to get to where you want to be.

    I certainly have not. I have gone slow and have had
    painless PT. I do not believe in the aggressive PT.
    I know of some folks that have received injuries from it.

    My rom is great, and I am at 4 months with very very little pain. I have not taken pain pills except Advil for a couple of months or so. Maybe once or twice during that time and it was from over doing.

    It will take a while to heal. You are very early in the process and you need to ice and elevate and take it slow.

    Follow what your doctor says, he knows what is best for you.

    Your son in law is correct. It is hot because it is healing.
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    Post #3 on Jul 28, 2009
    Hi. My doctor said the knee will stay hot for around eight months after the replacement. If you look at the surgery pictures, you'll see there's a whole lot of rebuilding that needs to go on inside! And don't worry!! You'll see so much improvement in the next couple of months.

    Pat
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    Post #4 on Jul 28, 2009
    Hi Jayne! Well,you're still healing double time! Hope you and the summer heat cool down!:sct:
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    Post #5 on Jul 28, 2009
    Hi Jayne - Sit and ice, sit and ice, lay down and ice. If you need to go slow then go slower. If you are walking around the house, you may have to do more of nothing. I thought I'd go crazy but after 3-4 week of nothing the swelling reduced greatly. Best wishes.

    Hope
    LTKR Feb 23, 2009
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    Post #6 on Jul 28, 2009
    Hi Jayne--
    I'm a couple of weeks ahead of you and find that my knees get warm and the swelling gets worse if I'm not icing enough. I want to get back to my "normal" routine, but the baby knees will have none of it! I'm trying to keep myself in check but it is frustrating.

    I know that by next summer this will all be a hazy memory and we'll both be having a great time--doing whatever we please. All will be well and we'll be pain free. Keep the faith!

    Blessings,
    Irene
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    Post #7 on Jul 28, 2009
    Hi Jayne,

    I know what you mean. Setting healthy/helpful boundaries with our time and energy is the hardest thing I had to do. At almost 4 months, I still overdo at times, but the good news is it gets better with time and a day down after a hard day will fix you. So hang in there and listen to your OS. Pain at night will eventually lesson and before you know it, you will start to feel more normal again. Just started feeling a little like my old self. Have to take it slow and easy, but definitely better. Just saying this too shall pass, so don't worry.

    Blessings,
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    Post #8 on Jul 28, 2009
    Well, folks - you said it all! Nothing for Momma Hen to add!

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    Post #9 on Jul 28, 2009
    Hi Jayne, agree completely with Pat (loggon) you need to take it easy. The body takes time to heal and the Knee being Hot, which I had for the longest time is a sign of healing. My PT was not agrressive just took it slowly and my ROM is 130 at 4 mos. which OS says is great. When you do have a busy day, just slow down and do nothing for a few and the pain will pass. Every day will get better! Wishing you the best.
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    Post #10 on Jul 28, 2009
    Wow the boy knee I have a thread on that the really hot knee. Mine just went away and I was 3 mths when it did. I tried everything. But really only ice would help. But to be honest I believe the hot knee came from doing to much. Really once I decided to calm down a lil it finally finally went away ...Took a long time I hope yours doesn't but if it does and there is no redness ICE ICE ICE....and relax...
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