- May 27, 2018
- United States
Hey Beachy! You’re a day ahead of me I believe. I went off meds about a week ago other than Tylenol and 300mg of Gabapentin at night. Sleeping is still a problem as the inside of my knee is very sensitive to any touch; even from a bed sheet. My knee is still swollen somewhat and tight but I am moving around without any assistance. My ROM is less than it was a day or two after the proceedure and both my surgeons office and my PT therapist seem overly concerned. But I’m convinced rom will improve as my swelling goes down and my knee continues to heal. Has that been your experience?? I have a few light exercises to do along with stretches but I continue to feel a little better esch day. And I’m not going to stress about my rom. I am now able to fully dress myself including putting on shoes and socks! That was huge. Keep posting your experiences. It will help me for sure!
Thanks! I am pleased with it. Yours looks very good too!Your scar looks great
Sorry to hear that but it is early days and you are doing really well. Know what you mean about missing just going out. Is there a shopping area/ coffee shop you can get to if you are driven? We managed to find an Odeon luxe cinema nearby with recliner foot rests and a car park once my husband could drive after his operation. I could then walk a short distance with crutches. It was a life saver to just go to a movie- even not so good ones!Having a blah kind of day. I think I'm in that limbo period where there's no improvement to the knee, just the same tightness, dull ache.
@ WillB that is great! Well done. That took me a good few weeks to do. Can't remember exactly how long but I remember my husband and daughter helping me in the early weeks.I am now able to fully dress myself including putting on shoes and socks!
@beachy Agree about this already. I find it helps to check back to see progress.. It was so nice to be able to look back a few days or a week or so to see that I actually was making progress when I thought I was stuck
That’s great!!! Apparently hard to come by sometimes. So are you doing pt on your knee yet?@Montecresto
I have a therapist. She rehabbed my shoulder replacement. And I did tkr pre hab with her. She knows how I feel about gentle PT and said she will never push on my knee or do anything to force it. I told her if she tried I was out of there.
Its a small, private practice with individualized care. Like the last one for first tkr.
Yep, your quads aren’t firing….PT.Its as though my thigh won't cooperate.