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This issue was interesting to me. When I had my first knee replacement, I had some pretty intense pain and the physical therapist finally pointed out that even though my leg was not straight, I was still walking as if it was knock kneed and had to actually relearn how to walk. It felt so awkward at first but once I got the hang of it, the pain improved. It is great that someone noticed a similar thing for you and is providing good suggestions. Such complicated bodies we have!My specialist also explained my leg cramps. She pointed out that because of the deformation of the original knee, my muscles didn't engage properly. Now that they do, every single movement is like an intense workout for that muscle.
My favorite brand of magnesium oil so far has been Mineralife, I'm currently using something else as I experiment. There are many different brands available from Amazon which is where I buy almost everything! lol. For those who do not Amazon, Mineralife has their own website, to which I am not affiliated in any way, but I used to know the people who own it and it's a small family business, or was 8 years ago. Magnesium oil is likely available at health food stores, but I have never looked for it there.Where do you get your magnesium oil? And I think I read that you said it leaves a residue that you later wash off. How long do you wait to do that?
It's much too early in your recovery to be going to the grocery store. No wonder you were wiped out and your leg let you know later!I'm having my first bad night, and it isn't the knee, exactly, its muscle cramps and spasms.
I went to the store today. I didn't expect to be completely worn out from sitting in my convenience cart and gathering groceries, but I was.
You did more than enough, what with going grocery shopping and preparing a meal (also not recommended this early in recovery). You didn't need to do more laps of walking.Having worn myself out with other things, I didn't do enough laps walking with my walker around the house, which is a problem. Today I will have a better plan.
The thing is that if your Beloved had this surgery, you would be glad to do everything you could to help him. Now it's his turn to do that for you.Beloved hates grocery shopping. I've just been trying to take back parts of tasks I felt up for. But I was wrong!
Massaging it into your feet is also excellent, but I prefer the larger dose from greater skin area when I know I'm low.Thanks for the info about the magnesium oil. I have read that massaging it into the soles of your feet just as you get into bed gives faster absorption. I asked my OS about its tendon benefits, and he said taking 10,000mg a day of biotin would help the tendons more. Just started that.
When he had bypass surgery I most certainly did handle everything. And he did when I had surgery in December, and again when I got an infection in January. I guess I'm feeling like I've used up my turn. lol. Which is ridiculous. But there you are.The thing is that if your Beloved had this surgery, you would be glad to do everything you could to help him. Now it's his turn to do that for you.