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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Indygo, May 28, 2019.

  1. Benay

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    I think it's that roller coaster which is part of recovery. I'm always looking for the reason when mine takes a turn for the worse but just now trying to go with the ups and downs and knew I'll come out the end one way or the other. I'm close to 6 weeks out and feel, at least for now, a significant improvement pain wise.
     
  2. Indygo

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    Thanks Benjay. I woke up really discouraged today too as two days ago I felt like all was improving and today the pain is back, I'm restless and bored and just want it to be better! I keep saying 'it's a marathon, not a sprint' and reminding myself that all this is normal. With all the other surgeries I've had, there's been such steady and predictable progress, so this is very frustrating. Oh well. Soldiering on!
     
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    This surgery is so much different than any other surgery in its recovery. Bonesmart warned me that it was a slow, up and down process and boy were they right!
     
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    Unfortunately, this recovery isn't a straightforward progression. It's more like 2 steps forward, one step back, or taking a ride on a roller coaster.

    Recovery chart drawn.jpg
     
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  5. Indygo

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    I just thought I'd check in. It was four weeks last Thursday, and I had my OS appointment, which went well. Of course there was another woman in the waiting room who'd had her surgery on the same day and she was walking quite fast and had driven there on her own while I was hobbling on my cane and holding onto my husband's arm. But oh well! The new knee looks so good compared to the before pic. Last night I slept on my stomach which was like heaven! I didn't intend to do it, just flopped over into my old position and immediately fell asleep. I'm hoping to try to drive this week. Still feeling frustrated at my inactivity. I've watched all seven seasons of The Gilmore Girls and read several books but would like to be out in the world again. Some friends took me out to lunch on Friday, and that was great.
     
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    I Know that sort of thing can be disheartening, but do try not to compare.
    That woman may not have had the same surgery, or her knee might not have needed as much work as yours did.

    You're doing well, and making good progress. Being able to sleep on your stomach was a big jump in progress. Many people can't do that at just a month after surgery.
     

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