- Mar 19, 2020
- United States
Today is my 6th week post left tkr. Surgery date was 06 Feb 2020. I am slowly progressing with flexion and extension. When I overdo, I develop swelling and stiffness, so I try to take it easy. I have a recumbent bike which I use once or twice a day depending on amount of swelling or pain. I am using crutches (one inside and both when walking outside). I go to PT once a week, mostly massage of tight quads and gentle exercises. I ice and elevate frequently and take Celebrex, which prevents swelling and for pain an occasional Acetaminophen/Paracetamol and rarely Tramadol if pain gets really bad (maybe once a week). Like most this early out from surgery, not sleeping too well. Am still off of work for another couple of weeks, then will work from home for a couple of weeks after that. Slow but steady progress and trying not to get discouraged. Of course, like everyone, the Covid-19 pandemic is on my mind and is adding a bit to the post-surgery blues, but for the most part am doing ok. Husband takes care of most housework and meals with some help from me as I feel up to it.