Then the tightness started under my knee. It's tight feels like a band of hard plastic has formed over and under my knee. It's really hard to describe. I get the feeling that this is part of the process.
Overseas holiday will have to be put on hold for the moment. Thinking about just going for days out or an overnight stay somewhere. Jcx
Glad to hear that you are driving - at 10 weeks thats good. I am at 14 weeks and I think I could drive but I am waiting for our car to be replaced in March before I give it a go. I am fortunate that my hubby drives me to whereever I need/want to go. I am up to 8 minutes on excercise bike but today I will only do a couple of minutes as I am going to yoga for a couple of hours and last week I over did it. If the weather is nice I would opt to go for a walk unless you need to free off your leg from that getting up stiffness and then I might do a couple of minutes on bike and then go for a walk later. Remember that if you go for a walk only walk half as far as you think you should as you need to make it back home. It is exhausting constantly thinking about what we can or can't do and it does change from day to day and week to week but I am starting to get to grips with this. Unfortunately 3 weeks ago I suffered a pulmonary embolist and now have clots in my lungs - I am fine but I am more tired and have to really think about how much I do - for my knee if it hurts I don't do it and for my PE recovery if I am tired I rest and if I get a bit out of breath I stop. It is really frustrating but it is what it is and I will recover as we all will - it just takes patience. For what its worth I only did 2 physio sessions one two weeks after op and one 7 weeks after op, I was doing ok and still am so there is not much PT can add and as it involved a 1.5 hour journey I was happy to take over my own excercise using in the main daily activity only. I am only now trying to up excercise to get fit rather than gain more rom as I found pushing knee only makes it worse, mine improved without the PT and I got the most improvement when I left hospital after the PE when I was on bed rest for three days. Sorry if I have waffled on a bit, take care and look after that knee.10 weeks today.
LTKR. It's been a hard slog just finding things to do all day. Physio got cancelled today because of covid. Driving now so I have got a bit more independence. Been to my mother's this morning and going for a break for a couple days tomorrow. Knee feels very stiff this morning. Do I take it easy or go for a walk or have 10 mins on the exercise bike. Not sure what to do. I'm worn out by all this getting better malarkey . Jcx
Rest and ice are exactly what your knee needs after a walk. Your knee is still a baby and not even 3 months old, or still not 1/4 of the way healed. It sounds to me that you are doing quite well. That tight feeling you are having is more than likely inside swelling. There is very little room in that small knee capsule and just a small amount of fluid will restrict movements. Icing and elevating will help to get that fluid out, releasing some of the stiffness you're feeling.After my walk it feels like it wants to shut down and be rested. Do I rest or do I do more stretching exercises . It feels like my day is over and I need to rest. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Thanks Jcx