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Hi All - this is my second time posting. I posted a week after my surgery and your responses really helped. All of the discussions are really helpful. Anyway, it's been 20 days since my PKR on left side. On the day of surgery I also sprained my left ankle because a nurse told me to walk after the nerve block in my leg hard been completed.
Last week I had my first pt session. I cried through most of it and I am not normally a crier (or at least I wasn't). I find myself crying at least once a day in private. Not sure if it's the pain, frustration or me just feeling sorry for myself. I know, there are people worse off than me.
The sprained ankle is really making pt tough. My therapist has to redo the program because the exercises hurt my foot too much. I can do what she gives me, but when I get home I am finished for the day. Too tired and in pain to do anything.
My knee feels like a weight is tied to it and I get random pain that just shots through it. Is this normal?
Sleeping is still hard, but getting a little easier. My therapist recommend that I use a full body pillow when sleeping. Has this helped any of you?
i guess I'm asking if what I am experiencing is normal? Is the heaviness I am feeling the swelling? Does the swelling come and go? It seems to be better sometimes. I have stopped for using the walker ano moved onto cane. When should I stop using an aid?
i'd appreciate any advice. Thanks! I hope each of you are experiencing less and less pain
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