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[TKR] On the other side

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Sunnyo, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. LaxMom

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    I love this quote from you. How sweet. It is a little hard to make our hubbys feel special on Father's Day when we are the needy ones.

    You seem to be doing great! So happy for you. Keep it up! :)
     
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    Hope you are doing well today. My left tkr was 1 day before yours!! How are you finding sleeping and pain management at night?
     
  3. Sunnyo

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    Well back from PT. I have a very nice therapist. My leg is straight but only have 70 degree bend. She said not to worry as the knee is still quite swollen and we are early days. My left, which was done 3 years ago has a 130 degree bend, so I will get there.
    She showed me some nice gentle bend exercises with the exercise ball that I hadn't done last time.
    All in all it was good, back next Monday.
    I am very tired today. Bad night, up three times with a total of maybe 5 hrs sleep.
    Switching to just Tylenol extra strength and think once the tramacet is out of my system I will feel better.
    Onwards and upwards
     
  4. Sunnyo

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    Today has been busy. Was to see OS which is approximately a 2 hr drive, appointment took 2 hrs and the back home. Long day, had a nap and iced when I got home.
    Am doing well, two weeks tomorrow and have a straight leg with a 90 degree bend.
    Doctor is pleased and will see him again at the six week mark.
    Hopefully will have a good sleep and will rest and take it easy tomorrow
     
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    Hi - great news re the OS.
    I am only a couple of days ahead of you and will get to see my OS at 6 weeks (which is standard over here).
    I think i over did it the other day but back on track now hopefully.
     
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    I hope you got that nice long recuperative nap! It sounds like you're coming along really well. Many of us are slow getting our extension back and you already have yours. Wonderful! That bend will come in when your swelling goes down.
     
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    My tkr was just one day before yours☺. I am doing lots of resting and icing. Well done with a 90 degree bend (mine was 80) and a straight leg (I can easily get my hand under mine, so I must be a +10). You are doing so well. How are doing with nightime pain?
     
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    My night time pain isn't too bad. I am still taking tramacet at night and usually get 5 hours sleep and then wake up read a bit and get another nap before morning.
    My insision has bothered me today but perhaps that's because it's healing. I had glue this time instead of staples and the doctor removed the tape yesterday and just put on some steri strips
     
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    Haven't posted for a while. Things are progressing nicely. I am just past six weeks. My last physio appointment I had a 117 bend so that part is coming along.
    I do find my left knee that was done three years ago gets very stiff as the day goes.
    Perhaps I am just up and about too much.
    Trying to get back to normal but still tire easily.
     
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    I'm glad things are progressing so well. :)
     
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    It took months for my stamina to return, but you probably already know that from your first knee. That first knee may just be feeling the effects of taking on the extra work from your recent TKR.
     

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