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    Welcome to the January Jackpots' 2019 Knee Recovery Club

    I had Left knee replaced Jan. 30, 2019. Please add me to the Jan. Jackpots. Thanks, nell41
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    Hi folks, I have a new problem I’m hoping is just temporary: my foot feels numb, some tingles, and seems to walk sort of dead weight, slapping on the ground, and behind my knee is still very sore. My PA blames it maybe on “something wrong with your L4-S1 fusion,” as he says peroneal nerve...
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    Hi @Lindylee , @Jockette @sistersinhim, Thanks so much for your “likes” on my thread. Lindylee, how are you doing? I hope enjoying that spring! I am coping with a 4 sq. in. chunk of skin just to the side of the incision that’s still giving me bee sting pain, extremely hypersensitive to any...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    @Lindylee So glad you have spring flowers starting; I think we've timed this one well, to emerge leaving that arthritic knee behind, into what's my favorite season! :flwrysmile:I see you're in the UK, and it sounds quite much warmer there; whereas here we have snow and ice, and quite cold so...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    @Lindylee I hope you’re less stiff and sore. I also have that tightness behind the knee....my surgeon’s PA (physician’s assistant) said that’s universal “because you just had a knee replacement.” Oh. OK. And my PT has seen it with everyone also. Oh. OK. It’s good that your walking helps. I...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    @Lindylee, I had about 3 hours of sleep....this is getting old :tiredwheel: I lay on my back the whole time for the massage. No way would I lay on my front!!!!! :yikes: My knee has really blown up (overdoing plus no more NSAIDs), and is so terribly sensitive, burning, to any touch, pressure...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    @Lindylee Ouches! Sorry to hear, but I totally understand, our knee just hates for us to do something else than what it had in mind......:hissy::blackcloud::groan: At least there’s these cute emojis to express our down days, hunh? I had a massage, upper body only, of course, and told my...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    @Lindylee , You have more patience than I do, which I envy at the moment. I overdid Sunday and again yesterday after PT, because walking actually feels good so I do a bit more, and it doesn’t bother me at the time. But oh my, my knee is really mad about it today! I’m nursing it as best I...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    @Lindylee So glad you got the blissful sleep hours! I’ve heard others say the blues can be brief, irritability would be natural. One day at a time, that’s good advice. I did a lot of walking yesterday, some shopping and a visit. So, my knee was rather mad at me, as expected. I did a lot of...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    @Lindylee, Thanks for your note! Your L TKA is just 9 days ahead of mine! I'm so glad you got 7 hours sleep! That sounds wonderful! And I understand that once we're into the "catch-up sleep" phase, the tiredness feeling will descend on us, maybe along with the famous blues to some extent. It's...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    @Jockette, thanks for your nice reply. This forum does help me, especially in those lonely middle night hours. I am single at this time of my life, and have my home helper part time, lots of friends, and tons of support that way, but wonder if folks with a partner maybe have some soothing that...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    Hi all, Now day 19, and all is going quite well in PT, single crutch. Driving, which feels great, walking feels pretty good, and got the go-ahead to return to work, which I’m happy to do, planning Feb. 26 part-time. The sleep is my problem now!!! Not more than 2 -3 hours each night for 19...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    Hi, @kneeper, thanks for sharing your encouragement and experiences. I dropped the diclofenac this morning, with my PA’s ready blessing; he said it’s only for comfort. I was thinking an anti-inflammatory should be also helpful reducing excess tissue swelling, potential for scar, etc. But I...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    Thanks, I appreciate all your responses and input. @Celle, I do plan to talk with my PA about going off oral NSAIDs, as he and I agree my history is a relative risk. The omeprazole, plus eating more, give me relief. I have Addison’s, and managing the stress doses for that has been one of my...
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    TKR Purple swollen leg 5 days post-replacement

    Hi helpful folks, Today is Day 12, and I regret I posted such boring detail on mu whole low back/sciatica stuff which isn't relevant for most forum people. I did share all that with my PT, we're going with just socks, instead of the sole-elevated L shoe, and I'm gentling down on hip flexion...

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