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[TKR] Bionic's final op - fingers crossed<

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Bionic, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Bionic

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    Its 20 weeks yesterday since I had my knee op. It took a while but things have improved a lot in the last couple of weeks and yesterday physio signed me off.
    I have had four 1-2-1 sessions at the gym in the last 2 weeks and that has really helped to strengthen my legs.
    my flexion is still only 95 but because the legs are stronger I don't seem to notice the lack of flexion so much.
    At 20 weeks I guess there is still plenty of time left for the flexion to improve anyway.
    I am beginning to feel 'normal' again and its great.

    So, for all of you on the same journey, its a long and winding road but don't give up.
     
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    Hi old hippy pal. Glad you are hanging in there...
    Hope you have a great weekend :flwrysmile:
     
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    Hi @Bionic :wave:
    Just noticed it is 6 months for your new knee and am hoping you are still doing well and hips are happy.
    Continued best wishes.:loveshwr:
     
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    Hi @Mojo333
    Things are going well thanks. I don't think the knee will ever be very flexible again but I can walk, go to the gym, take the dog for a walk etc without pain. So I couldn't really ask for more.
    I don't give the hips a second thought these days. No issues with them at all
    :thankyou:
     
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    I'm glad you are back to a pain free life.
    You deserve it.
    Going to keep some faith going for improvement in ROM for your knee.
    Maybe ignoring the naughty child will bring it around...
    Working on things ad nauseum may just keep things tight:shrug:

    Walking without pain is a big improvement in my life too.
    Keep the faith. Friend:flwrysmile:
     
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    Last week was a difficult one.
    For about 3 weeks I have had some mild pain, sort of like a bruised feeling, in the calf on the side where I had my TKR. Sometimes the pain moved to behind the knee. It didn't really bother me but it was niggling at my head. What if its a blood clot?
    I went to the Dr's last Monday and he said that only a scan would show if it was a clot but that I would need to have a blood test first which would show if it was likely. Test done, I was told to call the office the next day for the results but within 3 hours the Dr called me and said the blood test had come back positive. I was in a panic.
    He said I needed to collect a prescription for blood thinners and wait until Friday when he had scheduled the scan.
    Friday morning, I was a bag of nerves.
    Had the scan and it was NEGATIVE Whoop Whoop
    I cried when they gave me the results. I feel I have come so far with my hip replacements and then the knee and was dreading a set back so now I don't need to worry.
    Dr said the pain is probably just the knee still recovering as its still has a slight swelling.
    Stopped the thinners and back to the gym in the morning :)
     
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    What a terrible scare. Thank God that's all it was!
     
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    I'm so glad the scan was negative.
     
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    Wow, that was frightening for you, so glad it turned out alright. What a relief!
     
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    Always better to check those things but so hard not to worry before you get the results! Glad everything was negative but also glad you had it checked out!!
    Keep moving and things will get better!
     
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