Here I am again - postop RTHR day 8.
Pain under control with paracetamol, dihydrocodeine and nefapam.
Op. Tuesday 10th Jan done under spinal and sedation, walked into theatre just after 8:00am and back in recovery by 9:50am. Tea and toast on the ward by 11:30am.
Home on Friday 13th Jan, using two elbow crutches to get to toilet / bathroom and one crutch for downstairs in the morning and upstairs in the evening.
Leg very swollen after day 5 but ice-pack helps. Sleep interrupted, with about 4hr maximum - painkillers at 4:00am, 10:00am, 4:00pm and 10:00pm seems to work with nefapam an occasional extra if needed.
Weird to see my posts from last time with similarities re pain and swelling. I had forgotten!