Been following along. So glad that your "new" OS is kind and compassionate. You deserve it and all good things after the things you have been through.
We had the same issue with my dad re; Assisted Living. He was very against it, had just had open heart surgery and was living with us...
I have been following this with dismay, as I also have seen (and felt) the indifference of Neurosurgeons to back pain.
While weight wasn't the major issue for me, the guy I saw waved his hand in a dismissive way and said I was not a candidate for surgery. I do have to say I was not...
Hi and welcome to Bonesmart.
If you haven't fully read Jo's post, then please go back and take it all in. It is alot of information and it is all true!
There are many folks here in your shoes so you are in good company.
You will gain much insight and knowledge from reading as many posts as you...
I'm so sorry that you are feeling down. This is part of the roller coaster recovery from a knee replacement.
You have a great deal of company in the "small percentage" group.
There are quite a few of us here who have had "challenging" recoveries. Many of us post here to vent so please do...
Hello Pureenergy, and welcome to our community.
You will find a ton of information in the articles posted by Jo. There is also much support and advice in this forum.
***Promise*** us that you will refuse to let the PT (or anyone else) do any "stretching". Just tell her to note in your chart...
Oh BEG! I am so sad for you!
I now that you are new to your area, but you would defiately benefit from Grief Counselling. Just like recovery from a TKR, grief is also a long healing curve. Just talking it out will help you feel better. You have had such turmoil in a very short period of time...
I am thrilled that you will be seeing the grief Therapist. This surgery messes with your head. You have the extra burden of being recently widowed. Therapy for you is a good thing.
Your present OS is a jerk. Dump him as fast as you can.
You will need to give them a signed note to release...
I called the noise accompanied by sharp pain "Snappy". It defied diagnosis, and it still pops over the base of my femur, only now, 1 year post-revision, it isn't as painful. My other, non-TKR knee is now crunching when I bend it. I guess I just have noisy knees! I thin that the plastic/metal...
Welcome back to Bonesmart.
I'm glad that you have resumed your life and are doing well.
I'll bet that you probably pulled something that didn't want to be pulled.
I'd give it a bit of time and add ice/elevate if it is swollen. A nice massage may help. I don't massage my knee's achy...
I think the reason we were all right is because we did what you did, and the "then" Bonsmarties told us to slow it down.
Just passing the info along! I'm glad that you plan to take some time for your knee.
I like Dawn's saying "Knee-cation"!!
Ice, elevate, pain management. Be nice to your knee...
Please do not let this man do anything else to you.
There is no "small window of opportunity" You are still very very soon post-op!
He will not be able to bend your knee any more than you can if it as swollen as you say. You need pain control, and you need to quiet the swelling. This means...
I agree with Judy (Bottomshollow). ROM can be gained even years after a TKR.
As for the bike, just rock it back and forth. I used to massage my knee as I rocked it.
Is your pain adequately controlled? Is the knee swollen?
All of that can affect ROM. Keep woring on it and it will come...
I thought I'd be smart and say something in French, but after 5 years of French, the only thing I can really do is say swears, which aren't permitted here in any language.:)
Anyway, I just finished reading your posts and your recovery sounds familiar. This is a very long process, and for...
Hi Puff, and welcome to our community!
You will find lots of encouragement and valuable info here as well as support. I'm tending to agree with Jo. Maybe the implant is too big and the hamstrings are struggling to contract over it.
I also have pain behind the knee, and I am known to have a...
The country is upside down at the moment. I'm in the Northeast and we are having the Southwest weather..
Which RV park are you at?
We bought a 32 ft. Class C last fall and have only used it a few times. I'm interested in the book you mentioned about highway exits. We are going to FL...