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    TKR New and even more scared

    Hi Carmencita, I have only just returned to the forum this evening and saw your post. I am so sorry you have had such rotten luck with your knee, and suffering so much pain! I’d not heard of a hemarthrosis before so I had to google it. Good news that you have been given a date, hope everything...
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    Hi everyone, I was discharged from hospital on Monday, so I have been home 6 days now, but I was exhausted physically and mentally. My poor leg was so swollen because although I had some physio I had no suitable elevation to make any difference. When I got home and was able to elevate properly...
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    Hi Carmencita, still here! which is quite scary because of the Dreaded Covid! Fortunately I have tested negative four times now. I was obviously negative prior to surgery, but here they test you on first day of admission,the day 3, day 5 and weekly after that, so I had one yesterday. Hopefully...
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    I initially had a bit more pain meds than you! Good news about your X-Ray though. I never take meds unless it’s absolutely essential, and it’s important that you are on top of the pain to be able to cope. because it will make you miserable. I’m still in hospital at the moment because I have had...
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    Hi Chantel 5, did you not get decent pain relief first time round! if you look back at a previous post of mine you can see what I was on, and because I had the catheter I had 2 really good night sleeps prior to getting up. Hopefully when you get some decent pain relief things will get easier...
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    Hello music lover! i have always wanted to visit Canada, it’s such a beautiful country! Happy New Knee! After my experience I doubt very much wether I would have any kind of elective surgical procedures again. Quite a lot of people on this site have had more than one knee replaced and had...
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    My advice about post TKR physio is wait. Once that knee is healed, then you can look at physio. Hi Jaycey my surgeon didn’t come back again to see me, so I didn’t get a chance to speak to him about the flexion contracture. He retired from this NHS hospital a while ago and works at The Spire...
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    Would love to hear from anyone who has had pulmonary embolism after TKA or any surgery for that matter.
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    Hi, Carmencita I was transferred from A&E to the Acute Coronary Care Unit. I believe they were unsure about my ECG and blood tests and they were concerned that I might also have atrial fibrillation. However after complete bed rest, constant monitoring of Stats, and an echocardiogram I haven’t...
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    Major setback after my TKR! On Monday during my final physio before discharge I fainted and was out for an about 8 minutes after climbing up the stairs on arm crutches. Fortunately the physio and another person using the staircase managed to break my fall without injury to myself and my new...
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    Oops I meant crowie53 right TKR Recovery.
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    Please can someone change my posts to crowie53 tka recovery. thank you
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    I was fortunate to have the catheter in for 2 nights, so I had really good sleep along with with good pain relief. Boo hoo they took it out yesterday after breakfast! I then had a shower and a physio session using crutches! Ok so far after lunch more physio on crutches, umpteen trips to the...
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    TKR crowie53 right TKR recovery

    Hi Carmencita, flexion contracture is the inability to fully straighten or extend the knee and because I have tricompartmental osteoarthritis a TKA is the only way to correct it. i have been limping for over 2 years now And I will have to work harder to keep the leg straight as the muscles...
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    Once things get back to normal, I intend to....

    I dearly want to visit my son in Australia! We were supposed to go in March after my cancelled knee surgery but they closed entry to everyone except residents, and he wasn’t allowed to come here for Xmas.

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