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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by beachy, Oct 12, 2018.
This will be short. In pain and on drugs. I’ll check in later.
Welcome to recovery, @beachy .
I hope the drugs soon dull your pain.
Here is your post-op reading:
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:
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)
don't overwork.3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
the BoneSmart view on exercise
BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy5. Here is a week-by-week guide for Activity progression for TKRs
The Recovery articles:
The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?
Energy drain for TKRs
Elevation is the key
Ice to control pain and swelling
Heel slides and how to do them properly
Chart representation of TKR recovery
Healing: how long does it take?
Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?
There are also some cautionary articles here
Myth busting: no pain, no gain
Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
Please don't be overwhelmed by the list. The articles are not long and they and contain information that will answer many questions and help you make your recovery much easier on your knee and on you.
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We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.
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Glad you are ok @beachy rest up , hope your pain settles soon
Hugs and prayers and lots of Best Wishes!
Hi Beach, each day means recovery is one step closer! Take care!!
Glad for the short message..thinking of you
Glad you checked in beachy! Hope your pain gets better.
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Hi, Beachy. I am so glad you posted I have been logging in every few hours to see your post. Rest up. I hope your pain settles soon. Healing Wishes coming your way, Schpooko
I'm so glad to see you made it through the surgery. Get some rest as best you can. Each day will get a little better!
Sending gentle hugs. I hope you start to feel better with each passing hour.
We finally have pain managed. OT just left and and then I went to PT.
All is well and making progress. Very groggy. Had general anesthesia due to my back issues. Hoping to be released today.
Thanks for the prayers and good wishes. Will post soon.
Best wishes for a smooth as possible recovery!
Hope you are in your own bed tonight!
So glad you got your pain under control. I hope you get to go home today. Be sure and not overdo. Your knee will rebel if you do!
Congratulations! Take care.
Hope you got home and into your very own bed with elevated comfy pillows perfectly arranged, ice in place, pain meds that work, and enjoy some peace and quiet after all the surgical stress.
@beachy Welcome to the new knee club!! Sending prayers for total healing and speedy recovery!!
@beachy - You've had so many well-wishes! Be sure to go back to Post #2, to read the post-op guidance and recovery reading articles I left for you.
Hoping for a great recovery for you! Lots of rest, icing and elevating. Keep us posted!