What are your thoughts about CBD Oil? Over 4 months out and no sleep in bed. I tried everything the Dr. would provide. My Dr. suggested CBD oil, he used to be hesitant as I was but he has had great results. I took me many more sleepless nights before I tried it. Just short of 1 month use sleep came slowly but have had 2 full nights sleep and no bathroom breaks. Don't know if it is helping pain as that comes & goes. Good days bad days. CBD Oil does not have the THC which gives a high. As I said before I cancelled second knee as not very happy with first knee surgery. Hospital called the other day for Oct. 21st. surgery and I cancelled again. Surgery knee is more painful than left knee. Thanks, DonTry not to be too anxious about sleep! For many, including myself, it took months before normal sleep returned. Keep going for naps when you can. I slept in my recliner for months, unable to get comfortable in my bed. It will come.
In Canada and a lot of USA States Marijuana is Legal. CBD oil does not have the THC in it. I have never done any illegal drugs. My Dr. Gave me prescription for Celbrex for the pain in knee. Then he said he was always hesitant about CBD oil but there has been so much success with it and us old people. He said, it works for Pain, Swelling, Healing & Sleep. It took me one month where Celbrex wasn't working to try it. As for pain, I have good days & terrible days. But Sleep came slowly and the last 2 nights I spent in Bed and not even a bathroom break.
CBD oil without THC is legal in all 50 states here, so I suspect you'll find it everywhere in Canada, too - which is good and bad. I talked with a oncology nurse who is a medical marijuana advocate after a seminar on the subject and she indicated the most important thing to do with any purchase of CBD is to obtain and review the testing results. If manufactured well, the effects are remarkable because humans have an endocannabinoid system that up regulates brain and body health. Although THC does get you high in specific doses, there are strains of medical marijuana that are bred for the benefits of CBD. Before surgery, I used a 1:1 blend that allowed me to sleep soundly without getting high nor experience grogginess when I woke. I've also successfully used a 2:1 THC to CBD strain that helped with pain and did not get me high (not using it while on prescribed meds because of the risk of over sedation). The stuff that gets you high has a lot more THC than CBD, like 10:1 or 20:1. I understand the THC helps your body use the CBD more effectively, but you'll only get that superior quality and testing regimen from the legal dispensaries.In Canada and a lot of USA States Marijuana is Legal. CBD oil does not have the THC in it.
Your OS has it right. For the vast majority, aggressive PT causes increased pain and swelling. That means it is a set back. All you need are gentle movements and your daily activities.Soreness and swelling constant right above knee. . Mostly from an aggressive pt session two days prior. But swelling and soreness still pretty constant regardless. Os told me to tell therapist not to be so aggressive.
Sleep when and where you can, it doesn't matter as long as you do sleep. I'd sleep a few hours in my bed then switch to my recliner, then back to bed, then the recliner, etc. In my first few months I took lots of naps. I'd do a task, then take a nap. This helped me get things done while still keeping my knee happy.Really having trouble sleeping. Just cannot get comfortable. Usually after midnight and then up every 2 hrs minimum until 7 when up for good.
That is the basis of BoneSmart's philosophy, Listen to your body, it knows what it needs better than any medical person. Sounds like you are on the right track (no pun intended) @Sparky791.So in summary based on this newbie who is only 3 weeks into recovery my best advice is listen to your body and be an equal partner in your therapy. Patience is a virtue for a reason. Hang in there.
Yes. Said everything was great. In fact doesnt want me to work in flexion part at all. Said it was fine. Checked for stability in all directions and said good to go on activities. Just back off when I feel too much.
Two month check up. OS says everything great! Flexion at 127 degrees with full extension. Good to go on all activities. I still have a little swelling and tenderness around knee cap but he says that is normal. I take aleve or meloxicam if needed for the inflammation.
Continuing with pt until I can get quad a little stronger. Good to golf and pickle ball this December when we head to Florida for winter.
Only complaint is sleep. Still hurts a little at night when I stay in one position too long. But minor. Just would like to sleep through night.
Wound healing great. Just a tip for scars. Unfortunately I have had more than a few surgeries. I have used an aloe plant to heal scars. Just cut a section off and spread in closed wound. Wrap tip back up in plastic wrap. Can use a few times before cutting another section. Works great.