My PT and clips were removed yesterday, I was feeling so sick and tired that I really didn’t want to attend even tho I had been looking forward to getting to these milestones. My problem was and has been throughout this procedure, Codeine! I had excellent pain control and seemed to breeze through the first week. So I stopped my meds during the day and only take the odd paracetamol, I changed Codeine for Ibuprofen at night because of the side affects I was getting from Codeine.. It didn’t control the pain and I had a very uncomfortable sleepless night, even resorted to morphine so went back onto the Codeine at night to control the pain and help me sleep before my PT appointment. The result next day was nausea, lethargy, weekness and sweating. Not to mention a full bowel of cement. The PT was very nice when she saw how I was feeling. She seemed impressed with my ROM and overall strength in my leg/knee on resistance to her holding my leg. My knee bend was 100 degree and she said by 28/9 she wants to see a 90 degree.bend. Fair enough I thought. I went from there to the clinic to have staples removed. That made a significant difference to my knee bend my knee felt much freer immediately. I was told I could join the knee clinic as soon as I’ve seen the specialist next week because my ROM is good. Any advice on night time pain management? Pharmacist recommended Nurophen super. I started them last night, pain relief for 4 hours, sleep is still hard to come by. Just when you think your sailing through this.!!!
Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I see it’s in a reply thread instead of new post?