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Had TKR on 13/2/16 with NHS direct in a private hospital.
Last 9 weeks have been a nightmare from torturous pain and sleep deprivation- also family members seem to think I should be better after 6 weeks so there's little sympathy there!!
I go to a physio class once a week. You get six of them free on the NHS but to be honest I have been so worn out from it all that my home physio has been a bit lax. I feel if I stand on a box at home I could fall off it. A few behind tge chair crouches etc and stretches in bed is all I've been able to manage.
The surgeon said I could drive at 4 weeks but I think that has done something to my foot.
No way would I go with NHS in a private hospital again. They throw you out too early and they're not interested in any problems you may have.
I said to the surgeon could he X-ray my foot when he does my knee but he refused and gave me the impression I would have to go to my GP. He was all for it when I complained about my lower back being painful which I think is a result of all the medication- probably need a new hip he said. But there was nothing wrong with my hip before I had this op. Well he said your body is probably full of arthritis- no it's not I thought. What's this all about??
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