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  1. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks very much, @Rubyroo :)
  2. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks @FCBayern and @Jamie. My leg swelled to elephantine proportions from my thigh to my ankle after the MUA and is still rather swollen. I’ll extend my time off sick for another month and see how it goes.
  3. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks, @Catalien45 for your kind message :) I’ll certainly try your exercise suggestions, they are very helpful. I find that I keep cheating with the exercises, not intentionally, but I seem to unconsciously find subtle ways of making them easier. I’m seeing an NHS physio and also a private...
  4. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks, @Jamie and @Jaycey I’ll try again with the anti nausea medication. The last lot I tried actually made me feel worse. I seem to be very sensitive to medication.
  5. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks, @Jockette. I’m still icing and elevating every day. I‘m concerned about my ROM as I’m due to return to work at the end of January, but it’s a 2.5 train/bus journey each way, and at the moment there is no way I can face that! It’s only 2 days per week, but I still think it’s unrealistic...
  6. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Week 14: Still really struggling with my knee, following the MUA. Extension is worse than it was before the MUA and ROM is now 75 degrees on a good day. I’ve found that sitting on a high chair and swinging my leg back and forth has helped a bit. Can anyone suggest ROM exercises other than...
  7. DogTiredKnees

    TKR Slow recovery

    @Ascotgirl I’m sorry to hear about your COVID, I wish you a speedy recovery. I am 12 weeks post surgery and had an MUA a couple of weeks ago, followed by 24 hours on a CPM machine. My ROM is definitely improving, but I still struggle to get to 90 degrees. I am following the exercise programme...
  8. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks, @Susie-Q @Jockette, thank you. The MUA was 14th December.
  9. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Week 11: It’s been a while since my last update. I was incredibly miserable with a UTI and gum infection, horrible nausea from antibiotics and my knee became almost secondary to this. My ROM was pretty terrible, and although I could weightbear and walk up to 6000 steps per day, at best, it...
  10. DogTiredKnees

    Knee Infection* Question about dizziness

    @Catalien45 Just catching up with your thread. It sounds like you have really been through the mill. I understand about the lack of appetite, mine has been non existent since surgery and now with the UTI antibiotics and added nausea, it’s difficult to eat. Most unlike me! I usually crave sweet...
  11. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks, @sistersinhim. I am SO relieved :)
  12. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks @Jaycey and @Cocopug. I managed to get an appointment with a nurse yesterday afternoon. She confirmed it was an errant stitch and removed it. She was certain that there was no infection :fingersx: Thanks @BBCG for your kind words. I have other health issues, including MS and Pernicious...
  13. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks, @Jaycey. Getting an appointment at my surgery is nigh on impossible, but I’ll get on the case.
  14. DogTiredKnees

    TKR Susie-Q's 2nd TRK Recovery Thread

    Happy Thanksgiving @Susie-Q :)
  15. DogTiredKnees

    TKR Benne68 in recovery

    Happy Thanksgiving, @benne68 :) So happy to hear that you are over your infection. Always lovely to read a positive update!
  16. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    7 weeks and 1 day: Having a wobbly day today. The UTI didn’t clear with 3 days of antibiotics and so I have to take them for another 7 days :sad: I’m trying a different one this time, it’s Trimethoprim as the Nitrofurantoin really didn’t agree with me. The nausea is horrid along with toilet...
  17. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks @Cocopug. Your surgery was 2 days after mine, and I’m sorry to hear that you are struggling. I tell myself that 6 weeks is still very early days in our recovery and that better times are ahead. Thanks @Sks1997. It’s such a hard recovery, isn’t it. And difficult for anyone else to...
  18. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thanks, @Susie-Q. It seems quite common to get UTIs following knee surgery from what I’ve read on the forums. It’s such a pain being allergic to penicillin! I seem to have problems with many other antibiotics too, I really dislike taking them! Thanks also @hawk2go! Everything feels a bit...
  19. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    Thank you, @Sara61. Hope you enjoy your weekend too :)
  20. DogTiredKnees

    TKR DogTiredKnees Recovery Thread

    6.5 weeks: Had a bit of a set back, as now have a UTI and a tooth infection. I have an allergy to penicillin, so have been prescribed Nitrofurantoin, which I don’t think I’ve had before. I suppose the UTI explains the ongoing retching, nausea, vomiting and general malaise. But strangely I...

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