FORUM ADMIN, NURSE DIRECTOR
- Jun 8, 2007
- The North
- United Kingdom
Well, I suppose you are only recently out of surgery so that's quite to be expected.1. Pain level when walking is about a 6-7 and when sitting only about a 2. Legs elevated 1-2.
I'm sure you are prescribe 1 OR 2 at a time, are you not? You really do have to get on top of your pain so you need to take 2 as prescribed.2. I was prescribed hydrocodone every 4hrs as needed and they are 7.5/325 mg. I take one every four hours except when I am sleeping through the night 8-9 hrs.
OOh, nasty!3. Legs are swollen as the middle photo moderate, ankles like the photo on right HUGE
Well considering everything, that's not too bad!4. Had no ROM measured as yet, however, based on my last few surgeries and the way I felt then, feels like flexion is 90+ and extension is -7 to -8
Good5. I ice my knee with a cooler type pump machine that circulates the water through a bladder around my knee twice per day, for about 1-1½ hrs. each time depending how much ice I put in the cooler. Once the light blinks continuously the water is getting warm so I quit at that time.
Good6. Not elevating my leg enough, just when I ice the knee.
Excellent7. Very little activity. No housework, walking a bit through the house and that is about it. A few doctor office visits to various doctors.
Excellent!8. I am doing no exercises at home and no PT yet
It's always best to allow a wound to drain. So stop putting the Ace bandage on it but keep a dressing that can absorb the drainage. Oh yes! And I seriously doubt it was 6 fluid ounces! A little goes a very long way, y'know!Walked to my bathroom, and a good 6oz or more of the clear fluid, hardly no blood at all, gushed out and got all over the floor. Is it better to leave this fluid in with the ace bandage or is it better not to wear the ace bandage and let the fluid run out into the gauze pads that I wear?
I also think you should report that amount of drainage to your surgeon.