Stay positive & surround with positive company!! It is no doubt very very painful. I am one week post left TKR. I cried few times due to the pain. Remember to take your pain meds before the pain kicks in. Very important to have some food in your stomach before taking pain meds.,I was given Vicodin. I slowly reduced the dosage to 1 pill now instead of 2 when I need it.
First week is really to allow the knee to heal from the surgery. Don’t push yourself to do exercises. Sending you lots of good luck and positive energy!!
violetorch has given you some good advice. Here's some more - the approach to recovery that we recommend: 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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All the best @RAD My op is Monday 13th and I can't wait (nervous or should it be excited). Will be doing regular updates in recovery area. Just had my pre-op apt and all well. The PT seems a bit old school (no choice), and has already given me a list of exercises to do in bed after op!!! I think I will only be doing the minimum and only when she is around