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  1. sistersinhim

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    How did you make out last night at the crab feast? I hope you were able to enjoy yourself. It might take a few days to get over it.
     
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    I lasted through four hours of good food, good wine and good friends with only some discomfort. I'm actually feeling pretty good today, all of the swelling I had when I got home last night is gone. I think I'm actually going to accompany my wife grocery shopping today, I will be using the electric cart though, so it shouldn't be too much of a challenge.
     
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    That is fantastic! You really snapped back quickly. When I first started using those carts I found I could stretch out my leg a bit and place it over the edge. That allowed a little elevation. I hope you can do that, too. Not having it elevated at your early stage will cause it to swell, but it'll come back down once you're back home and icing and elevating again.
     
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    Well the knee is a bit cranky today, I guess two excursions in two days was pushing a bit, I have noticed from other threads that at week 4-5 we end up pushing a little too hard. A combination of feeling a little better and building cabin fever is probably the cause. Nothing but ice and elevation today, hopefully my knee will be kinder tomorrow.
     
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    The knee kinder? How about the knee's owner kinder? I fall into this but only a little bit, that is, overdoing. I had a fabulous initial 5-6 weeks then hit kind of a plateau. It's a slow climb now to one year and the tissues are a long ways from being ready to do very much. Baby steps! And ice machine!!
     
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    Had my surgery follow up appointment today ~5 1/2 weeks post surgery. OS was pleased with where I'm at though of course wants me to continue working the flexion. Released me to go back to the office next week, just as I was getting spoiled to working on my lap top from my recliner. I'll be taking ice packs with me for sure.
     
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    There always a downside :heehee: Glad it went well though - has he suggested a phased return to work? If not, go carefully and elevate when you can.
     
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    Had PT today and they worked me for almost an hour. The best part is this is the most intense session I've had and I didn't feel any need for narcotic pain relievers afterwards!:wowspring:Very Pleased by that, hopefully that means I will be good going back to work next week. Having a good boss that won't mind if I need to lay on the floor to ice and elevate helps! My loving dog is not going to know what to do when I'm not home full time. :dogsniff::thud:
     
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    Six weeks today, still a LONG ways to go but things are definitely improving. We'll see how going back to work next week works.
     
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    That's great news. Just take it easy next week. :ice:
     
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    Yay, what a good report!
     
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    I'm having issues with an acute pain on the outside kneecap area when I work on stretching my knee to achieve more flexion. It's not from stretching too hard, it happens before I reach an uncomfortable level from the stretch. It's almost like my kneecap is catching on something. anybody else have these kind of issues?
     
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    @sistersinhim can you help me change the title of my thread to FC Bayern's house of healing? The thread tools tab doesn't show for me.
     
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    We'll get that taken care of for you.
    You still have lots of inflammation inside that knee of yours and different aches and pains will be popping up here and there for at least another month or so. We always suggest that if something goes beyond discomfort, then your knee isn't ready for it. Wait another week and then try it again. This lets your knee heal that much more and the inflammation to go down some in that area. Always let your knee's reaction be your guide in what to do and what not to do!
     
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    Changed the thread title for you---a much more positivie title!!
     
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    I'm in a much more positive place than I was the first week after surgery!
     
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    @FCBayern I have a few issues with pain and tightness on the outside of my knee at various times, but not all the time. It's worse in the morning when I first try to bend my knee and seems to ease through the day. Sometimes, recently, it has felt as if the joint is catching, or at least not moving smoothly. I have my check up tomorrow so was going to mention it, but I'm hoping it's just another stage in recovery, as I seem to have all sorts of intermittent clunks, clicks, pains and aches!
     
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    @Lindylee The joint catching is exactly what it feels like to me, I'll be interested to hear what your doc has to say.
     
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    How did your first day back to work go?
     

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