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

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by andpeaches, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. andpeaches

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    And @Softtail you know I passed another milestone today... I kneeled down in church!!!
    :heehee: And it felt weird (like kneeling on a wooden block) but it didn’t hurt!!!!
     
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    I've taken to standing at the rail...which is perfectly kosher, so to speak. But I HAVE tentatively started foot over foot stepping up stairs, and it's no problem! I couldn't do that pre surgery.

    andpeaches, I hope that you stay pain free (you will!) and forget all about your new knee soon.
     
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    :wowspring:@hegel !! You’re 6 weeks behind me and I remember trying those dreaded stairs at 7 weeks and they killed both knees. They remain my biggest challenge. Good for you!!!
     
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    @andpeaches fantastic news re work. Can imagine the panic when a beeper goes off while sleeping....a bit hard to get leg moving quickly.:bolt:
    How are you going with the the down part of the stairs.......its my dread.:yikes:
    Taking them backwards at the moment
     
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    @Kiwigirl62 Happy Monday! I too am taking the stairs down backwards!! It gets me there faster than one step at a time! My coworkers think I’ve lost my mind! Only a fellow TKR could understand! Please take it easy as you have a busy week:praying: and let us know how you make out!
     
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    Although I can normally do stairs foot over foot, I still go backwards down the stairs at my daughter's house when I first get up in the morning. Her stair treads are higher than usual and I feel safer doing the stairs that way. Later in the day, I go down forwards.
     
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    yeeehaw!! I’m 12 weeks today!! After celebrating my return to work and making it through four 10-15 hr shifts in the last 10 days, I’m starting to feel the effects today. There was increased stiffness when I got up today and a new ache that forced me to take Tylenol and elevate, ice and massage today on my day off. Yeah yeah I know it’s due to Overdoing:sigh: ! I also found that the kinesiology tape that my SIL (who’s a PT) taped me up with last week had worn off and I think my knee wants it back!! So she’s taught me how to re-apply it and I swear my knee already feels more supported less clunky, less naggy pain. No Zingers!!!
    But hey :loveshwr:we made it to 12 weeks!!! And oh what an improvement from those 1st 6 weeks!!
     
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    For anyone who may be interested in trying KT taping with kinesiology tape for knee stability here’s a good YouTube showing how to do it!
    This is exactly what I’ve been doing since 10 weeks post op and I swear my knee has felt better and stronger !

    Oh BTW guess who shoveled 4” of snow on her driveway yesterday??! :snow plough:
     
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    @andpeaches - I have copied one post of yours and moved another from flunsgirl's thread, as they were about your recovery, not hers.
    I have edited your post that is still left in flunsgirls's thread, so that it shows support for her.

    I have reminded you about this before, so please remember to post about your recovery in your own thread and not in someone else's thread. When you do that you are hijacking the other person's thread and taking it off its main topic, which should be about their own recovery.
    Forum etiquette: being polite when posting
     
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    I would agree....although I've not used with tkr.....i have though been wedded to light compression band on my knee....nights too. I only ditched it at night about 10days ago (it helped support if i moved around at night).

    Inside house use nothing (only since 10days) but always have on when out or at work. I'm sure as time goes I'll ditch it.

    Used that tape on long distance walks. ..great stuff :walking:
     
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    So you got that 4 inches? We got only flurries here. Be careful about snow shoveling this soon. I mean, it's doable, but... be careful.

    I've seen quite a few people post about kinesiology tape and most have good things to say. I say anything that helps is a go!
     
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    And peaches, sounds like you are doing great, and making the best of your new knee. Still going good for me also, and am getting my right knee catscan on Monday , so they can build my new conformis implant tobeput in this coming April. I don’t recall if you have mentioned anything about your other knee being good or bad. Hopefully you only have to deal with this once,and wish that were truefor me, but seeing how much better my new knee is compared to before , I am ,at least, more optimistic about the second upcoming surgery . Hope things continue to improve for you over the upcoming weeks, and enjoy the holidays.
     

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