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  1. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    Extension done when leg is extended on recliner or even when standing. When sitting in my recliner or sitting at work when I think of it I bend my knee or when walking I will over bend it. Afraid I don't hold the bend which I know I should. From about 115 and I am guesstimating down to about...
  2. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    1. At rest sitting at the computer I am a 2/10. When I got out of bed this morning it was at an 8/10. Walking around it came down to a 4/10. When I stop and sit it feels tight and when I get up again it is almost an 8 again but comes down to a 3 or 4 quicker than when get up in the am. 2. I...
  3. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    I have a question. I am 7 months post op and still having a great amount of pain. When I get up after sleeping or after sitting for an hour I feel like I have major arthritis in my left knee. As I walk around the house after getting up or at work after sitting to chart or in my car etc, my...
  4. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    Still working 3 12 hour shifts per week. Still painful and find that a day between shifts is helpful with. "healing." Have been icing and elevating when getting off shift (I work nights) before going to bed. I have a question. How beneficial is lap swimming or just playing in the pool for...
  5. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    Have been back to work for 3 weeks. I hurt when I get off and need to sleep to go back. My shifts are variable, 3 12's in a week, sometimes 1 every other day or 2 in a row then a couple of days off. I find that 2 days in a row and I have a lot of leg spasms when trying to get to sleep...
  6. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    1. It is 0 to 1 when at rest, when getting out of bed an 8, normal walking at work, 2 at start of shift, 6 to 8 when I go home. 2. Tylenol 1000 mg every 6 hours especially at work. Sometimes I sneak in 2 Naproxen before work but because of my gastric sleeve (4 years post-op) it is actually...
  7. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    Yes please.
  8. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    I had the MUA on the 27th of March. He injected Exparel into the knee right after per my request. This is a long acting anesthetic like lidocaine or marcaine. Pain was minimal for several days. I was amazed at the difference in flexion. 95 degrees to 117 degrees. PT is more intensive, 3...
  9. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    Had the Manipulation under anesthesia on the 27th. So glad I was unconscious for it. He did inject some marcaine into the knee afterwards. I was able to bend the knee much better right after the procedure. Have been able to maintain 117 degrees since. Was at 95 degrees before. I feel much...
  10. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    Why do others seem to get so much range of motion like up to 110 degrees very soon after surgery. I know I should not compare myself to others. I have been at 95 comfortably for almost the whole 10 weeks. Will let you know how it goes. Thanks so much for all that read and opine on my thread...
  11. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    10 weeks out now. Saw my esteemed surgeon yesterday. I have only been able to get my knee bent to 95 degrees. He pushed and pulled and bent but not the the point of causing pain which I was grateful for. We discussed manipulation under anesthesia to get more range as he was able to get me...
  12. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    Need to check in and hopefully get some feedback. I am now 10 weeks post op from my Left Makoplasty. Hoping to return to work in a about 10 days. Right now I am not ready as far as my knee healing. I overdid walking, did a mile on flat surface and I was sore then several days later. Walked a...
  13. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    I am 4 weeks and 2 days post op now. Going to PT twice a week. The PTA is kicking my butt. Usually with the regular PT's I am there for just a little over an hour. Today she had me there for almost 2 hours. Start out on the bike but have not been able to do a full rotation either way. I...
  14. DebP

    TKR 1 month post op. Weaning off pain medications?^

    Peaches, I think this is a spinning type of cycle if memory serves. I did not get one.
  15. DebP

    Welcome to the January Jackpots' 2019 Knee Recovery Club

    My surgery date was January 7, 2019. Had a Left total knee.
  16. DebP

    TKR 1 month post op. Weaning off pain medications?^

    Thank you Peaches. As a nurse you understand how important being able function on the job is. I look forward to being able to communicate with you.
  17. DebP

    TKR 1 month post op. Weaning off pain medications?^

    I am 2 weeks post op today with a left total knee. I too work as nurse and am concerned about when to return to work. The doctor put me off till April the 5th which is the 12 week mark. I love this forum and especially the idea that rest can be conducive to healing. I am hopeful of getting...
  18. DebP

    MUA DebP's recovery thread<^

    Had a Makopoasty of the left knee on the 7th of January. This will be my post-op report rant and rave. I am 12 days post-op. My pain is decreasing, have cut back to one narcotic pain pill about 3 times a day. Still using a walker but getting more brave with the cane. Have had the post-op...
  19. DebP

    January 7th for RTKR

    I am now post op day 5 as of today. I had the left knee replaced on the 7th . The hospital experience was the bomb. Was surprised at my mobility the day after when I was released. Pain is a given. Have family staying with me to help with ADLs. MD said the left knee was trashed. Working...
  20. DebP

    January 7th for RTKR

    Looking forward to this, I know there will be a challenge but I am already living with challenges just trying to work and have a quality of life with this damaged knee. Look forward to posting and reading other posts about this subject.

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