The same has been true for me, in general. Usually I only need pain medication at night, though, since I am a light sleeper. I think the pain level was a little bit less during the first week, due to the medications given during the surgery itself. But it has not been much worse later on.Everybody tells me it gets more difficult before it gets better. Getting quite painful when I use the knee, but settles down again pretty quickly when I sit or lie down.
Sorry about your cancer, but thank goodness the treatments were successful. Having a toilet nearby is a big advantage. If I get up for a walk down the hall to the bathroom in the middle of the night, then due to the pain (and the fact that I am a light sleeper) it is impossible for me to get back to sleep. A portable commode has been a good temporary fix for that problem, for me.What hasn't helped is that earlier this year I had radiation therapy for prostate cancer (successful) which has left me needing a few more urgent trips overnight. The good news is that I sleep next to the toilet. In the next room, I should say .
Excellent! It took me over a week to figure out how to do that. Scared me to death because of the potential for great pain, and I think that was the most difficult task I have learned so far. I have been sleeping in my recliner which is easier to deal with. But by now I am also getting much better at lifting my leg up onto the bed.Time for a meds review I reckon, with icing and elevation. I'll add a bit of codeine to my cocktail and see how it goes, plus get my bag of peas from my freezer.
I've also developed a sling to put under my foot to help lift it up onto the bed or stool. It's only a belt, but it works very well.
I have no pets, thank heavens! I do love animals but I suppose that there are disadvantages to having pets sometimes.And now one of my dogs has just jumped up right onto my knee. A perfect shot! How and why do they do that!!
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And the very best wishes to you, as well.So on we go on this journey, remembering the destination is getting my life back.
All my best wishes to those who are on joining me on the trip.
My heaviest cat did that to my new knee. I screamed and yelled at him and he never did it again. Neither did my others.And now one of my dogs has just jumped up right onto my knee. A perfect shot! How and why do they do that!!