TKR right knee *my first* Date of Operation 3rd October 2013

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Jun 13, 2013
Italy Italy
Hi just setting this up now as Im going in on Wednesday for op on Thursday.:yikes::scary:not sure if Ill have wifi in hospital, but can probably read up dates on my phone. See you later
Good luck!!!!! Will watch for your first post in recovery!
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all the best..I can't believe it has been 4 weeks since I had mine ! Looking forward to seeing how you go...
Good luck to you on your upcoming surgery! WE will be looking forward to reading about your recovery!

Take care! :flwrysmile:
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The waiting is the hardest part! (Lyrics courtesy of a Tom Petty song but quite a propos for TKR...) Best wishes for a comfortable hospital stay and recovery!
Good luck for Thursday! I will be thinking of you :flwrysmile: Let us know how you are getting on as soon as you can post and I hope everything goes well for you :)
Thursdays your day! You will have a new knee! Yay! Prayers and good thoughts for you!
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i had my Surgery on Thursday 3rd, and it has bene 6 easy since then, pretty much hell. i Was recovered in a crowded Rooom . They have been very singy with the pain drugs. And i had a someone Who shouted in her slepp 24 in with me. She also shhouted all day into her phone. Result no sleep. For 6 days , I ma and ti red of having doctors fob con me off. i have è no wifi. And will remain nere till the 14 in rehab and hope to survive the pain hell. No idea how I will manage when. I get sent home. These doctors are giving 2 paracetamol tablets for pain thats all. Se you when I get home.
Ps my phone signal is too weak for updates so cant use :puppysmooze: :sos: :sorry: :headbang: :tantrum: :gaah: :cry: the forum for comfort
No way that is horrible. Isn't that only tylenol?
I am so sorry to hear of your difficulties with pain meds especially. Is it possible that you have a regular doctor who sees you who might proscribe the proper pain meds? for instance,

I had oxycodone 5/325 for the first few weeks. I could take one or two tablets. It made a huge difference for me. I am sure I would not have liked to have a tylenol for pain after knee surgery---what a brute your doctor is!!

I will give you the reading list we give to folks post op in the hope that some of the articles might help you. Kelly

First are the mantras ....
- rest, elevate, ice and take your pain meds by the clock
- if it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physiotherapist - to do it to you
- if your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again
- if you won't die if it's not done, don't do it

- never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never stay awake when you can go to sleep!

The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
Myth busting: no pain, no gain
Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?

Progression of activity for TKRs
How Long Does Healing Take ......
Chart representation of TKR recovery
Energy drain for TKRs
Elevating your leg to control swelling and pain

Using ice -

Knee Replacement - Where Am I in Recovery?
So What Is It Going to Take? The Five “P’s” of Knee Recovery
Work “Smarter” and not “Harder”
About recovering a knee - from one who knows!
Some suggestions for home physio (PT) and activity progress

Myth busting: The "window of opportunity"

MUA (manipulation under anaesthetic) and adhesions
It's never too late to get more ROM!
It's Worth the Wait for ROM
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds

Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
That is awful... I had mine Sept. 10, TRKR. It's so great to have this forum . Hope your getting better. It is such a slow prosess.
My specialist had told them to give me ibuprohen they ignore him the younger docs and ho on On about how dangeous.Anti inflamatories are. It si. italian docs have a major hangup about pain Meds The anestetic came down to see me and told them that them only med that can touch the pain is morphine. Because cause they Wanted to remove the femoral block he put in for me . Started a Huge discussione that I Was caught in the Middle of felt so vulnerabile. butt dottor told me to stop compilai ing. .. My specialist is lovely but his underlings arent. I survived :gaah: :headbang: :tantrum: :hissy: :hairpulling: :sos: 5 nights with out sleep. im already i at 90 degrees bend and walking on crutches i Wont let the people get me. Oh and they are singy with ice Too !
Dear Daj,
So sorry about you being in so much pain & no sleep :shocked: Keep on them to give you proper meds.
I don't know about your country, Do you have a patient advocate dept. who could help you ? This just makes
Me so upset...but, I am glad you can post.
Thinking of you,
Diana :console2:
Dear Daj,
So sorry about you being in so much pain & no sleep :shocked: Keep on them to give you proper meds.
I don't know about your country, Do you have a patient advocate dept. who could help you ? This just makes
Me so upset...but, I am glad you can post.
Thinking of you,
Diana :console2:
Italian doctors are full of sh i t there i said it. The nursing si horrific Too, and the physios are a joke!!!!! My surgeon is great and ill take pain meds when i get home. I Borrowed a iPad from a friend to post this
so sorry you aren't getting pain help. It is much easier to heal when there isn't bad pain to deal with.
Hi Titianlady Just sending you a greeting from a Borrowed iPad. My Goodness if I had know how awful the past 8 days would be I would have said no. See above. Looking forward to going home so I can Message you.
Talking of Physios mine Wanted to attach leg weights to my ankle so i can do leg lifts. It hurts I said no. Shes going to report me.
Dear Daj,
I am so sorry for you, did you get better pain meds ? When do you get out of there ?
Sounds like " Hell on Earth" you should report them :hissy:
I hope things get better for you :angel:
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