Your day is on the horizon, @Chattalyn !
I'll sure be looking for you on the other side ! May your sleep be sweet and your ice ever-cold....seriously, you have been poking around here to be SO ready.
You will be amaaaaaazed at how strong and solid your knees will be the first time to stand on them.
Trust those knees, they may need to be babied but they are diamonds!
Post when you can, we're all pulling for you
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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I'm so glad you were able to work everything out to keep your date. I'm not your surgery buddy but I am a fellow Chattanooga bud! This is a good week for surgery, rain every day I think. I'll be looking for your posts when you are able. You've been preparing, you've got this!
Hi @Chattalyn, I wanted to check on you and see how you are. I don't think you are home yet but when you have a minute give us an update. We are all here for you! It's comforting for me to know I'm not in this alone. Family are friends are with me but it's the smarties that really help me keep going!
Home as of Saturday. Spent 6 days in hospital-part of which was a blur. Had a little fever, lot of pain meds and my own blood given back to me. Then 5 days in rehab. Was able to get in my house-8 stairs, and then 5 stairs to bedroom/bathroom. Nice to be back home.
Welcome home, Chattalyn! There really is no place like it. You can now set the pace of your own elevating and icing, and just settle in to let your knees heal. Sending healing thoughts and good wishes your way!
@Chattalyn, welcome back home. Be sure and read those articles that were left for you by Josephine. They will be very helpful. If you follow the guidelines, you'll have a much quicker and easier recovery. Be sure and ice and elevate as much as you can! Don't forget your meds as prescribed. You want to stay well medicated and not have to chase your pain. Keeping ahead of it is the best way.
@Chattalyn It is good to see your post. I have been looking for my fellow Tennesseans. sounds like you have had a rough few days. I hope that you recovery goes much better than your last few days. Will be looking forward to your reports. Ice, Ice baby!!
Recovery going better after a rough start. I'm so glad I found this site. In rehab I told a PT "no" for an exercise/machine and asked her if there was an alternative for it. She listened to me! Insurance decided I should leave rehab last Saturday which was ok with me. It's good to be home. My ROM was 68 when I left rehab and at the doctor's this week it was 90. Just did activities of daily living, walking, ankle pumps, heel slides, etc.