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You know what?One of the things that angers me is the surgeon telling before surgery that 2 months out I would be in minimal pain and 4 to 6 months out I would be pain free!!
No because to be honest nothing has been helpful. After surgery I had oxycodone. Took that until it was gone . It made me sleepy, nauseous & did nothing for the pain. After that they gave me tramodol& that did next to nothing for the painAre you taking anything for the pain?
I’ve had the same thoughts. What have I done?Hi Carole4815
I suspect luck is a factor as well. My surgeon has a good reputation, although he is quite young, kind of a Doogie Howser type !! LOL
My wife said the entire procedure was barely 90 minutes. I do not know if that is average, slow or fast.
Probably part of the issue is back to work too soon. While I am working from home at the moment, I am still quite busy and cannot elevate or ice it until I am done for the day!
I think anyone planning this should plan on a few months of just taking care of the knee! I am not in a position to do that unfortunately!! I took one month of, unpaid, it was actually 3.5 weeks, then I started working from home. This coming Monday I will be back in my office.
I may have set myself up for an impossible situation here!! If I could afford to retire I would, but not possible!! REALLY wish I did not do this because so far it is making life much worse than it was!! I am not sure there is any way to improve this
I will start taking it easier on the PT and ice when I can after work
Just really frustrated and angry at this point!!
Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions