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Hi.
Didn't get any sleep last night this pain is unbelievable.
Going to get in touch with the hostpital.
I think the knee has failed.
I now think its never been right
Thats why the swelling didn't go.
Don't know how I am going to get there as I don't think I can get in a car as it doesn't bend at all.
This is turning out to be a catastrophe.
 

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Can you lay across the back seat? Please let us know what you find out. Wear a double face mask and latex gloves, if you can. :prayer:
 
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I got in touch with the hostpital he did a video call wanted to see my knee.
He has put me on a course of antibiotics they don't want to do face to face but said after the course he wants me to get in touch and I may have to go over.
It is slightly better but not as good as it was 2 days ago.
I was walking around the house without sticks now I am back on them
This was the sort of pain I would have expected first week post op not 8 weeks in
I don't know what to think to be honest still getting sharp pains when standing
This really isn't a good time to run into problems they are only running skeleton staff.
 

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I hope the antibiotic will help, I’m glad you were able to have a video call.
 
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I am going to call the hostpital today.
Still getting really intense pain that shoots up to my hip.
I can't stand / put any weight on it whatever could have gone wrong could it be nerves Or a problem with the joint.
I am shattered with sleepless nights and pain since February 12
 

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I'm so sorry to read about the problems you're having still. I hope you get some answers and relief soon. Take care and let us know how you get on.
 
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I have called the hostpital and they are going to get back to me.
 
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Thanks he called me back and basically said I have only been on antibiotics for a small amount of time.
I told him I can't get a good bend as the pain was too bad he understands that.
When I said I had a total knee replacement 2 years ago he said as many on have no 2 knee's are the same even on the same person.
So there I am it's totally worn me out getting a couple of hours of sleep on and off.
So basically he wants me to call him back after I have finished the course. :boohoo:
 

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Try to ice and rest as much as you can, that will give the antibiotics to work. I'm so sorry you didn't get a more positive response from the hospital.
 
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Try to ice and rest as much as you can, that will give the antibiotics to work. I'm so sorry you didn't get a more positive response from the hospital.
Thanks I can understand why they don't want to do a face to face but j don't seen to getting anywhere.
Yes I am elevating and icing and walking when necessary that's all I can do.
So depressing.
 
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Knee still very swollen which as many have said is why I still can't get a bend
There is a red patch that is very sore to touch it was darker like a bruise. But now it is red and tender to touch.


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Did you send this photo to your doctor?
 
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No I did tell him that I had a red place on the side of my knee which was sore to touch.
He is basically saying to give him an update after my antibiotics course.
 

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How long is your antibiotic course?

I think you should try to send him that photo.
 

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It looks like a bruise between the red spot and the incision. Has that been there since the surgery?
 
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It looks like a bruise between the red spot and the incision. Has that been there since the surgery?
If was dark like a bruise but that part is more red now
It's only tender if I press on it
 
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Just an update for my diary.
No improvement I can only get 50 to 60 degree bend at best then it's too painfull.
To put full weight on it hurts.
Still very swollen.
Can't do a straight leg lift anymore.
This is so depressing now and as things are at the moment there is nothing I can do about the situation
It's now playing with my head as to what has gone wrong and how this is all going to end.
 

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