Clips removed

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Oh dear everything is going wrong with this second tkr. The nurse came to remove my clips this morning and said he (male nurse)

thought it looked inflamed. However he said if he left them any

longer they would hurt more so started to take them out. I

felt everyone and had to go to bed after. Everything seems so different with this knee. Let's hope that's it for set backs.

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  • Posted

    Sorry to hear that,Joan.  I was lucky not to have stitches or clips for either of mine, but neither of my TKRs have been straightforward either.  I think some people are just luckier than others.

    wishing you all the best.

    Patsy

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    It's not unusual to feel every one, I did.   No two knees are the same.   It's very early days snd you are probably feeling tired too.   Things will get better xxx
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    Hi Joan,  sorry to hear that you are having problems.  I guess each op. Is deferent so be patient.  Try to think positive, it really helps.  Wishing you all the best. Oh, and drink drink drink plenty of water. 
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    Hope so - just shows not only are we all different but even our own knees are different!
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    I too found having the clips out horrible. I think some people do heal very enthusiastically ( I used to do platelet donation and have a high count so wounds heal super fast ) which means that clips or stitches get a bit embedded and need encouragement to come out - yikes!  So you are not alone in having to have a good lie down.  Don't take it as a sign of things going wrong, think of it as the next hurdle clambered over.  Your wound will really start to settle now.
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    I am pretty good with pain having all my children with no pain relief etc...what do I do when I have staples removed....collapse after and have to lie down...so yes we all react differently..hope you are feeling better soon x
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    You really have had hard luck with this one. One thing after another.

    Hope things improve for you.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Praying for you

    Love Sarah

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    I had rotten luck early on too, but I promise you it does get better hang on in there
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