Unfortunately, sleep disturbance is very common after a knee replacement. Make sure that you spend plenty of time resting, icing and elevating your leg, and taking your pain medications on a regular schedule.
Here is the recovery reading we give to everyone - lots of useful information here: Knee Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
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Right about where you are now was a pretty bad time for me too. You expect the initial pain/soreness when you have had an op but by 2/3 weeks later you are thinking that you should be able to beat this thing. Thats when the depression starts. I found sleeping was a nightmare. I couldn't get comfortable in any position and no matter what I took in the way of pain relief it didn't seem to help very much during the long long nights.
My stiffness and pain and swelling went on for some weeks and I began to wonder if I would ever get any better. I read on here of people who had a great ROM shortly after their op (not me) who were able to do all the housework (not me) who could take the dog for a walk (not me) who could go out with friends (not me). Sure there is a lot to feel down about.
BUT, I am living proof that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Its just over 25 weeks since I had mine done and I am beginning to feel that I have joined the real world again. For the last few weeks I have been able to go out on my own (without my partner worrying about me), go shopping, go to the gym and begin to feel 'normal' again.
Your time will come. Just be patient.
Hey Good Morning
I am now four weeks post op things are gettin better not as much pain am off opioids getting by on Tylenol but the last three days have felt very dizzy laying down cos of it I took Dramamine which helped somewhat but still have it careful being careful
Not to fall but wondering if I should be concerned or will this pass drinking plenty of water but have mild diarhia .