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Thank you NavyGunns. I have replied to Pumpkin and hope you’re able to read my reply to her.
Cadbury,Does anyone has a similar issue like mine.
I’m still struggling to walk and hope to turn a corner soon. Can you tell me how long before you feel you’re pleased with your results. I don’t know I should compare results as reading on this forum everyone heals differently. Just anxious to get to where the tightness will ease.
Hi maryo52, apologies for the late reply. I have not been checking notifications on my iPhone. U know I have slowed down quite a bit and noticed slow incremental progress and I’m not too discouraged now. It’s just that I’m feeling anxious whether I’ll get to a happy place like all the patients here who are happy with their results. I bought one of those TENS unit and have been using it and I think it kind of speed up my recovery. But again not sure if it’s the device or that I stopped doing too much. But whatever works, I’ll take itI have to chime in and echo what Pumpkin said. Somehow we as humans can get very smart, organized, and strategic, but then at times don't seem to recognize that pain is saying "slow down." Your activity level is too much, and at your stage of recovery, the inflammation created of putting newly injured tissues through that level of activity can stick around a long long time. I have seen it over and over with friends and on this forum.
So if you were to ask my advice what to do, I'd say total rest for a week or two other than normal activity. Strengthening your quad via straight leg raises with a light ankle weight offers an opportunity to build up that muscle without inflaming the knee.
I have a close friend right now who is driving his wife crazy complaining of pain in his new TKR, likely due to trying to exercise through it. Despite advice from several friends to give it a rest, he seems determined to stay the course.
The neurosurgeon than ordered a MRI of the lumbar spine and he went over the results. It seems that I had a nerve that was compressed probably during the surgery which is rare
Let’s ask @JosephineWhat I like to know is whether anyone in this forum have a similar issue. Please help.
I’m glad you’re getting a second opinion on this, and that you are seeing neurosurgeons.He recommended a decompression surgery to relief the pinched nerve. That’s how I interpret it. I’m getting a second opinion from another neurosurgeon to see if he’s agreeable with the diagnosis of the first neurosurgeon.