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[REVISION TKR] My Revision after a Loose Implant

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Cementless, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Cementless

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    Yesterday was my first day without an opioid and I had the worst night sleep! I am now taking 2 ES Tylenol 3 x day. Slept in the recliner and tossed and turned....my knee is very sore this morning but I have not had my Tylenol yet. Really contorted the knee trying to get comfortable. I just really feel the need to get off the tramadol (was only taking 25 mg twice a day) but enough is enough.
     
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    :console2:I hope you feel better as the day goes on.
     
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    @Jockette, I did OK today, it is about time for my 3rd dose of 2 ES Tylenol along with Robaxin 750 mg to help me sleep.
    I am having hot and cold spells (almost like menopause). I assume it is part of the withdrawal symptoms plus some GI upsets.
     
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    Bummer! I hope things even out soon. :console2:
     
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    Thought I would mention that I had my yearly routine blood work done and my BUN/CREATININE RATIO is high: 30.00. Normal is 12-28. My PCP is not worried. I read: "BUN:creatinine ratio is a crude measurement of acute renal failure. However, acute renal failure happens when there is decreased blood flow to the kidneys (e.g. dehydration, intake of high blood pressure meds like ACE inhibitors and diuretics – meds that make you pee a lot, severe bleeding, overuse of over-the-counter pain relievers like Ibuprofen, high grade fevers, etc.). This is rapidly reversible when the cause can be identified. In some cases, it is usually dehydration. Simply drinking lots of water will correct the abnormality."
    I am sure it is from ALL the pain medication I have been taking these past few months. I am well hydrated and drink water ALL the time.

    Doing well, just on 2 ES Tylenol for pain 2- 3 times a day. Hope my kidneys hang in there!!! lol
     
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    There are herbs that help with cleansing your liver and kidneys. Google it and do a lot of reading. I'm a firm believer in the natural way, if possible.
     
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    If your PCP isn't worried, I don't think you need to worry, either.
    He/she probably knows that there are other reasons that can affect your blood results.
     
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    I think you should read MaryO's post, her thread is "Knee Replacement 1/9/19" she dealt with a loose implant for a time and has recently had a revision.
     
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    @skigirl, thanks....I read all threads regarding revisions. Yes, I am following MaryO's revision thread and find it remarkable how well she is doing. I assume she must have had some type of block to be in so little pain. I am starting the beginning of my 14th week and think I am doing great! I have no real limitations. Use 2 ES Tylenol when I need it and Robaxin 750 mg if I over do it (like vacuuming the house today). Just a reminder, the OS did have to do a bone graft on my femur from the poor cut from the previous LTKR plus augment my tibia from another poor cut. Everyone is different and heals at their on pace.
     
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    Exactly, that is what we always say here. It is impossible to compare yourself to another person. It sounds like you are doing well---and that really is all that matters. Slow and steady progress is the best outcome.
     
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