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Hello all. Just hit 15 weeks after TKR I still am very stiff, have a good day or partial day here and there since last week. Just weaning off pain meds for a couple of weeks as I have built up a slight addiction to them (as to be expected) but taking only 1/2 tab dilaudid twice a day. Pain is still present when I walk, I am doing 15-20 minutes on the treadmill daily, stretching and strengthening exercises daily. I also do errands so on my feet or walking as much as I can daily. the stiffness is maddening as is the pain from movement. Doc thinks I am doing fine and I know we all heal differently.
I will see the surgeon in 2 weeks and see what he now thinks. Sleeping is not a problem, I did spend the first 4 or more weeks in my recliner.
That's where I am at this point in time, sort of counting to 6 months when I hope things will be much better
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