Here is your recovery reading, Ruby: 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:
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Thanks everyone. I started my recovery thread on the post-op side, entitled "Ruby's Tuesday" Everything went quite well. When I probed my surgeon for details, he then admitted that there had been a slight "hiccup". Apparently, after all parts of the implant were cemented in, and he'd ised the trial spacers to make sure everything was bending/straightening/working correctly, he set about to put me back together again when he noticed that one part of the implant had rotated and had come out of perfect alignment. He had to take everything apart, remove the entire implant, including the cement, and put another one in. Translate this to mean thousands of dollars thrown down the loo because of the discarded implant. He told me I am the first patient he's had that this happen to. I have had minimal pain for the most part, but unbearable pain when getting into/ out of bed or the car. I'm glad to be on the "other side", and I feel blessed to have a devoted husband who is constantly at my beck and call.