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[TKR] Teri59 Pearl is her name.

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Teri59, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Teri59

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    I am on the other side. Surgery went great. I have been icing and elevating. Pains meds on board. Have walked about yards. I think Pearl likes to walk already. We have to take it slow. I go home tomorrow.
     
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    So happy to see you here on this side. You walk a few yards today, and in a few weeks you will be walking the block. Take it easy, stay on top of those pain meds, and keep up that lovely spirit of yours. :ok:
     
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    So glad everything went well.
     
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    You forgot to say how many yards!!

    Here's your reading - don't forget to do your homework!

    Knee Recovery: The Guidelines
    1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
    2. Control discomfort:
    rest
    elevate
    ice
    take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)
    don't overwork.
    3. Do what you want to do BUT
    a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
    b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​
    4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
    5. At week 4 and after you should follow this

    The Recovery articles:
    The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
    Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?

    Energy drain for TKRs

    Elevation is the key

    Ice to control pain and swelling

    Heel slides and how to do them properly

    Chart representation of TKR recovery

    Healing: how long does it take?

    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

    There are also some cautionary articles here
    Myth busting: no pain, no gain
    Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR
    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds


    We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
     
  5. Teri59

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    Thank you @Josephine . I walked 30 yards. That was all for today. Kinda full of pain meds when types that:heehee:. They do believe in ice.
     
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    yeahhh!!! :loveshwr: i think walking is the best!!! oh yeah right next to ice!:flwrysmile:
     
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    So glad all went well for you!
     
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    Thank you @DixieHip. Was told I am ahead of expectations so far.
     
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    @Teri59 welcome to the recovery side of things... I hope your recovery goes smoothly. :) It is great that you are doing so well.
     
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    Glad all went well. Ice was definitely my best friend, and still is! Take it slow, follow the guidelines and I am sure that you will continue to have a rock star recovery!:flwrysmile:
     
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    Thank you @Fire wolf ! Doing ice right now.:yes!: It is the best right now for sure.
     
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    So glad all is going well. Give yourself a big pat on the back. You have now started the process to get better, stronger, and more pain free.
     
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    Yes I am! Just did first therapy. I also measured at 4 and 95. Not bad for 24 hours.
     
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    I am clear to go home. They are working the paperwork. I will be home early afternoon.:spin:Yippy!!
     
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    Yay, there ain't no place like home!!! It sounds like you are doing great, and already ahead of the game. But, you have to make sure you don't overdo, and you have to stay in total control of what happens to your knee. Remember, no pain with PT at all! Pain will only slow up your recovery. Make sure, also, that you have your pain meds on board before you leave. I got the hospital to fill my prescription. It was more expensive, but having them in hand was worth it!
     
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    So happy for you! Sounds as if you're doing beautifully
     
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    Thank you @sistersinhim. The hospital has a room delivery for the meds to take home. The pharmacy is on the first floor and they fill and bring them up. I also have home PT.
    Thanks @BamaBelle! Feels good to be home. Icing and elevating.
     
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    Remember when PT comes to not let them touch your leg for any reason. They will probably try and sneak a push in there some how, but don't let them. You are doing great without any interference from anyone! Less=more!
     
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    That is a :bignono:. That is one thing I don't want. No hands on my knee.
     
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