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  1. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    My knee 4 days after my fall. I think the swelling is going down. Still really painful. Having to keep it elevated and iced.
  2. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    @sistersinhim thanks for your advice. I am trying to be patient but it is really sore and bruised terribly. It is a good thing the hardware is so hard —lol. Saw a doctor yesterday he thinks I am looking at 4 weeks before it is back to normal. Longer than I had hoped but it is temporary. In...
  3. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    Hi everyone I haven’t been on in a while and needed some advice. Last night when my husband and I got home I tripped and fell on both knees in the living room. I tried icing and elevating for about an hour but the pain was so bad and the right knee was swelling looking misshapen. My husband...
  4. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    I saw my OS today. I was happy to finally see him and not the PA. I told him about the pain. He did an exam and was pleased with the movement. He thinks it is still tendinitis and soft tissue problems. He thinks I still need time to heal. He said some people just take more time. He isn’t...
  5. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    I was up most of the night with my knee hurting. I can’t understand why this is still so bad. I have been trying to not overdo but there are things I just need to do. I went to the grocery store with my husband last Sat. I could hardly walk by the time we got home. I see my OS on the 11th...
  6. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    @Jockette That sounds terrible. Our issues were not that bad. My husband was able to get off early on Wed. Unfortunately it was due to the highway he usually takes flooding. It took him an extra 30 minutes to figure out a detour. When he finally got home we did a recap of Sat with the sump...
  7. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    Our basement is flooding. I have been using the shop vac. Have had to empty it 8 times. The good news is my husband is on his way home. The highway he takes home is flooded so it is closed. Instead of 30 minutes it will take him and hour to get home. When he gets home we will need to take...
  8. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    I try to do less then Mother Nature changes things. We had quite a bit of snow the last few weeks and over the weekend it warmed up. You would think that would be great but it starting raining. My husband came in and told me we had standing water around the house and he was afraid the gutters...
  9. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    @Jockette I go to a pain clinic for other pain issues. He told me to take 600 mg ibuprofen 3 times a day, I had been taking 200 mg ibuprofen 3 times a day. I already take 2 Tylenol 325 3 times a day and 1 Norco 10-325 twice a day. There are days when I take another Norco (like today) to help...
  10. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    @Jockette I didn’t get to see the OS but saw the PA last Thursday. She said it appeared to be tendinitis. No x-rays were done but she did a thorough exam. Her recommendation was PT. I asked what she thought PT could do and she said “oh that’s right you don’t like pt”. I told her I wasn’t...
  11. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    It has been snowing all day. Yesterday I had to run errands which I am paying for now. It was one of those things where I knew the snow was coming and we needed cat food and groceries. My husband has been working a lot like 8-7 all week. I knew it was up to me to get things done . We have...
  12. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    @sistersinhim I have always had cats. My husband’s mom had a phobia of cats and he had never been around cats. When she was a child someone threw a cat at her. I always put our kitties up when she came over. When we got married I brought my 14 and 9 yr cats. He has become a lover of cats...
  13. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    @sistersinhim Thanks for letting me know. Not really an answer that is easy to deal with but what I expected. Had a rough night my knee woke me up with sharp pain twice last night. I told my husband he is on his own with the home show. It is disappointing because at this point I was hoping...
  14. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    I wish my knee would make up it’s mind. Yesterday the tens unit felt great but today I couldn’t hardly stand it. It started causing a burning pain even on the lowest setting. I took it off after a few minutes because it was causing more pain. My knee has been horrible all day. It was...
  15. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    @sistersinhim I just used my tens unit and it really felt good. I wish I would have thought of it weeks ago. She didn’t say how often to use it. I am hurting again now that I took it off. I used it for 20 minutes. I looked up exercises online and there is no way I could do any of those...
  16. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    Just got back from my appointment. I saw the PA not the OS. She thinks tendinitis is the issue. The swelling is soft tissue. She examined the knee and it moves smoothly and my bend and straightening is as good as it can be with the swelling. She recommended PT to do emg therapy and...
  17. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    @Jockette I appreciate your hugs and that you read my posts. I am having a rough day today. My husband is preoccupied with work and I know he is trying to be supportive but is too exhausted to really be there. Just having a good cry and my kitty has decided to take care of me. She has truly...
  18. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    I see the OS on Thursday so hopefully he will have some insight on what’s going on. My biggest fear is something is loose. It happened with my PKR. I really do not want to do a revision at this point but will have no choice if it is loose. I have been trying to limit the stairs as much as I...
  19. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    @Jolease My partial was not a success. It was horrible right after. The revision made things a bit better but I wish I would have just done a total replacement. My current OS gave me a choice of doing which ever knee bothered me the most. My original plan was to change the PKR to a TKR a...
  20. Greda

    TKR Greda's recovery story<<

    I have tried to look up this patella femoral syndrome and it seems like a catch all for pain around the patella. I really don’t understand how I can have problems like this after the surgery. For years I had issues with my patella not tracking correctly causing arthritis. I thought this...

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