And this is the approach to recovery that BoneSmart recommends: 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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Thanks very much @Celle
I’m booked in for RTKR on 14th October..
Will give the reading a go & try to get ready for a October... Im 5 months post my 2nd THR & doing fab... apart from the knee!!![emoji51]
I will definitely take your advice & let recovery take its time!
Feeling a bit discouraged as it’s been spinal surgery, 2 THR’s & now this. However, the surgeon was so empathetic so I’ve every confidence in him... half the battle, I think. Will be glad to be free of the knee pain for sure [emoji849]
Thanks again for your continued support hun xxChrissie x[emoji3590]
Yes, we're in the same position so it's a good thing we have support. I'm very happy to be your knee buddy!!'
My last hip in 2017 was after my condition went from minor to acute in a very short time. I had to find an OS who could do the surgery and get the pre-op clinical tests done quickly. I had little to no time to plan for post-op care. I had a housekeeper (that I don't have now) who assisted me; however I didn't think my post-op care was up to par and that was complicated by the fact that my knee started failing the moment they started PT on the operated hip!
I am preparing for post op care and will be taking a pre-op class at the ortho hospital that will be doing the surgery.
Hopefully, things will be easier for me this time with all the planning I'm doing.
Are you doing a lot of planning? My info is that healing from the knee will be a bit more challenging than the hip but I had such a difficult time with the hip (mostly due to the knee failing) I keep telling myself, I'll do fine.
Very grateful we can stay in touch through the process!
@Hoppy Nanny You have been the best hip buddy and transatlantic friend one could hope for. Hoping you find a wonderful knee buddy to share your ride to recovery with. Good luck this week with pre-op. Hope as you move forward you find peace in your decision to get her done! Sending love and hugs.
Thanks so much Sarah @Fit4Family
Wouldn’t have got through my THR without your support & friendship ... sharing progress & problems has been so good!
I’m pleased that you are making progress too... I’ll keep in touch for sure... thanks do much..
love Chrissie [emoji8]
Pre op for TKR tomorrow... oh dear... the date is creeping ever nearer...
It’s frustrating as I just feel ‘more normal’ after my THR 6 months ago & here I go again... people keep warning me how painful it is... which I’m trying to ignore...
It is very frustrating to go 'backwards' just as you're feeling good again. I had just gotten really self sufficient and taken back all my usual household tasks the week before I had my second surgery. It is very frustrating to go back to barely managing my own meals again and barely able to sit upright in a chair. sigh. At least all my 'structural' repairs are done now and I can move forward into real health.