- Dec 11, 2010
- United States
Had a dream last night about recovering from tkr. Think it's on my mind? Just under 2 months to go...
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Now that you are experienced---and hindsight being what it is, you now can let those PT folks know ahead of time what you will accept and what you will not do.think I did let them push me too hard--particularly I think they had me trying squats too early and I think that's why I have the chronic quad tendonitis.
When I had my RTKR, I drove at less than 2 weeks post op. But that was out of necessity and I did ok. I traveled 5 miles on a quiet road with no busy intersections. I took ibuprofen before my PT and then when I got home, I took my pain pills and it worked out just fine. This time I plan on doing the same since since my non-driving knee is affected. I had lots of practice driving with a right gimpy knee and even drove my car with a full length cast on when I was in high school.I've had a couple of friends already volunteer to coordinate taking me to PT etc. until I can drive. I'm hoping I can drive sooner than last time since it will be the left side this time. I am willing to accept the help, but I also don't want to impose too much.
Mine was and I had all kinds of muscles protesting against my RTKR. Lots of spasms from my right hip and the left piriformis threw a fit as well.I think my post op knee is getting jealous of the pre-op knee. The tendonitis has been particularly bad this week--for no reason I can identify.