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  1. elliott52

    TKR Elliott52's Recovery Thread

    Thank you. Today has been much better. The burning foot has improved as well as the hip to knee pain.
  2. elliott52

    TKR Elliott52's Recovery Thread

    My OS had to straighten the bow in my leg, shortening the stretched out ligament during surgery. This is where my pain comes from. My PT started me walking with a cane because I would throw my leg out with the walker. I’m more conscience about how I walk using a cane. Heel, toe, up, heel, toe...
  3. elliott52

    TKR Elliott52's Recovery Thread

    Ok ya’ll, I need help. As I’ve posted, I have written about the minimal pain I had after TKR. That was until Tuesday night. I woke up with pain radiating from my hip, down the outside of my leg , to the knee. I am having lateral ligament pain, and nothing stops it. Elevation, ice, test and pain...
  4. elliott52

    TKR Elliott52's Recovery Thread

    Luvcats, I will keep you in my thoughts. I was scared because of the horrible stories I had heard. Yes, I had some pain, but for me it was nothing like before surgery. Also, I had put surgery off until I couldn’t do so anymore. I made my mind up that this is it, I’m tired of hurting, and I...
  5. elliott52

    TKR Elliott52's Recovery Thread

    PT day. I feel physically exhausted yesterday and today. Pain is minimal and mostly achey muscles. I’ve had one day of the blues out of nowhere. I know I’m still fresh in recovery (day 8), but am so glad I had this done. The pain I have had is nothing compared to before surgery.
  6. elliott52

    TKR Elliott52's Recovery Thread

    I found this out yesterday.. I had some constant pain and needed all the rest time I could get. As far as pain management it was my morning scheduled dose which occurred prior to PT. I return to PT on Thursday and my app’t is late afternoon so I will be pain pill free.
  7. elliott52

    TKR Elliott52's Recovery Thread

    I have been amazed also. No pain meds during the night, sleep all night, walking with walker w/o pain. I do my exercises, but stop when my body’s aids enough. Rest, elevate and Ice, Ice, Ice. I do have a constant dull ache, which is nothing compared to the pain I had before surgery. I use Ice...
  8. elliott52

    TKR Elliott52's Recovery Thread

    I had my first PT session today. My therapist worked gently with me I was able to do all the exercises with minimal pain. I took a pain pill before I went, which made it so much better. I can now take a shower, cannot wash incision, but run warm water over it. I am to War the Ted hose more as my...
  9. elliott52

    TKR Elliott52's Recovery Thread

    Surgery was done with no problems. I had a spinal with pro-phenol. Limited pain, just a dull ache. After all feeling came back, I kept waiting for the really bad pain. I was given a regiment of pain killer, but no major pain. At bedtime I was given dilauda just to circumvent any nighttime...
  10. elliott52

    Two more days

    I’ve used Hughston forever. I’ve haven’t gone wrong with the doctors, yet. Thank you for the support and thoughts.
  11. elliott52

    Two more days

    Thank you for all the encouragement. I know it is a long road to where I want to be, but I plan to follow the advise from the tried and true folks on here. Especially the rest, elevate, ice, and meds. My PT will be at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Ga., since my ortho does not advise home or...
  12. elliott52

    Two more days

    Getting anxious and trying to stay as busy as I can. Cleaned house, with sweet hubby’s help, packed overnight bag, hair cut tomorrow, and on Wednesday pre-op, then video. So Thursday is my day. I just want my life back to normal.
  13. elliott52

    Ready and Waiting

    Thank you for all the replies. Ten more days and after a painful sleepless night, I am so ready. Planning to use this week to get everything in order and then chill the 3 days next week with hair appointment,etc.
  14. elliott52

    Ready and Waiting

    I need suggestions as to what type of shoes to wear at the hospital. I know I will work with PT soon after surgery. I’m not a fan of the non skid socks the hospital provides.
  15. elliott52

    Ready and Waiting

    Thank you. This has helped ease some of my anxiety. I’m having difficulty sleeping now, waking up several times at night with pain. I’m already tired before having surgery and read that this will continue after surgery. Any suggestions.
  16. elliott52

    Ready and Waiting

    I’m scheduled for LTKR on June 20th. I have degenerative bone disease (OA) with bone on bone. I’m getting a block with twilight. I am very anxious about the recovery process and not so much about the actual surgery. I just want to be pain free and enjoy a normal life again. A couple of questions...
  17. elliott52

    2019 June Sunbeams - Are you having knee surgery in June?

    I am scheduled for left knee TKR, on June 20, 2019. Please add me to the June Sunbeams. Thank you for the abundance of information on this site. It as been so helpful.
  18. elliott52

    2019 June Sunbeams - Are you having knee surgery in June?

    Thank you. I’m still trying to learn my way around. I have found so much helpful information already.
  19. elliott52

    2019 June Sunbeams - Are you having knee surgery in June?

    I am waiting for my ortho office to call and give me a surgery date for total left knee replacement. I finished all the test today for my surgery clearance. June is the month! Yes, hopefully I can get scheduled for this month. I finished all the clearance, so now I wait for the call.

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