- Aug 15, 2019
- United States
I had my knee replacement 10/28 so it will be 1 week tomorrow morning. I went in at 5a.m and was home by noon the same day. Felt pretty good as I had the nerve block still in place. The first evening the nurse came to check on me followed by PT for an evaluation. Not a lot of pain just uncomfortable muscle stiffness. Day 2 the nurse came back to remove the drain. PT came and I had my first gentle session. We did a few exercises but nothing too difficult. Day 3 no nurse or PT and that was the day the nerve block started wearing off. I'm taking meds as directed and Ice and elevation. Pain is manageable. Had PT sessions again on day 4 and 5. Again nothing too difficult at this point. I'm able to sleep pretty good and able to get my leg up on the bed without assistance. Good thing as my Sister was with me for the first week but she went home yesterday. So, I am by myself with help from neighbors and friends as needed. My Doctor also uses the CPM machine and I find it more painful than anything. In fact, I am only doing it as I can and not nearly as much as is prescribed. I have a follow-up with OS on Wed and will discuss it at that point. Anyone else use the CPM? I know it's not used a lot anymore.