6 weeks post op, signed off for 4 months

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i went for my check up yesterday my consultant is very pleased with me and signed me off till July. Physiotherapist also very pleased I have a 120degree bend and can lift from flat on the bed up to hold position. Quad still very weak and wasted so have to work on that so intend to go to pool most mornings. The ache at back of the knee is due to tight calf muscle and she massaged it (ouch) which seemed to free up the tightness. All in all a good day, although still waking up in the night which will continue for probably another 6 weeks. Still managing on paracetamol during the day and cocodamol at night. 

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    Good for you. Gives me hope that I too will recover. I went in to tkr with a weak thigh so I'm not alone. Keep getting better!!

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    That sounds brilliant Elain and very encouraging!  It was interesting.  I found on the first and second day it was easy to do the exercise where you go from straight leg to bent knee and then suddenly yesterday it was more difficult, but I persevered, and today it's easy again.  Im guessing it's something to do with bruising coming out?    You've done so well too and are such an encouragement!  I hope you can sleep well at night before long.

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      I think it's important to share positive news as this is such a hard operation and recovery is hell. They were surprised I am managing on over the counter meds but so far have not really used any hard stuff. My quad has deteriorated though and hard work is needed for the future of my mobility but in know form having my right tkr it will all e worth it and I will be able to go for nice healthy walks again.  Best wishes to you too x

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