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I finally started making such good progress the last 3-4 weeks. Nothing earth shattering but a great change from where I was.
At 15 weeks post op with very difficult recovery and complications I am at the level of about someone who is doing well at roughly 4-6 weeks. I still have to use the walker; sitting very low tolerance; standing very low tolerance. Still on narcotics but at least it is every 6 hours now. ROM is all over the place and highest was at 116. I at least do not fall lower than 100 anymore. Walking 0.5 miles per day spread out over 12 hours. Ice every 2 hours. Home excercises and physical therapy x2 a week.
Had to have dental work done. Told to stop Ibuprofen with interaction with antibiotics. 3 Days without it I woke up with a pain level I thought I had long left behind. My ankle also terribly sore. Knee felt nice and "loose" after last pt. Now it's "locked" again and I can tell by heel slides that ROM is way down. Dread seeing the pt guy tomorrow.
Rest, icing elevating, excercises but not overdoing it. Pain meds. Gentle massage and restarted the Ibuprofen. Can't think of any more to do. Also begs the question of just how long am I going to be on Ibuprofen which worries me.
I know about setbacks but I thought my knee was past this pain level for sure.
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