Dead weight

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My leg feels like a dead weight in bed. How long more does this contine for. Will I ever forget it again and just get on with my life? 10 weeks post op today.

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    Hi!

    I'm on day six post op with a TKR but my first one was on 22/10/14 and I seem to remember that it took about 6/7months before I began to "forget" about  having a knee replacement  and to start treating it as a normal knee! I had the dead tree trunk feeling from the word go with the first knee but this new one seems not quite so bad! You are still ar a fairly early stage so perhaps give some more time?😊

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    Hey Mary

    I am nearly eight months post op and still have dead weight in bed and dead weight when walked too far.

    I just hope one day I will wake up and not give my knee a second thought, because although I have seen slight improvements, everyone says it could be a year or so before you stop thinking about it. We also have to remember it will never be like our old knee.

    We will get there, take care.x

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    Mary

    I am 13 weeks post op I had both done same time . I did an extra set of leg workout yesterday and today I fell like I'm dragging around cinder blocks I too look forward to the day I can just be back to normal.

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      Mary

      I will tell what helps me ,are you allowed to take a otc sleep aid and do you have a heating pad . These two tips were my parting gift from my home PT. I sleep with mine ever night it turns off after two hours i set it on med put it on my knee off to la la land. Then in the morning i turn it back up the heat loosen the stiffness i don what i would do without it smile

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      I'm still awake - it's not fair - and my mouth is all dry from all these stupid tablets. I'm all alone as well which doesn't help when you're ill. I keep missing my mom and dad and all my aunts and uncles who are no longer with us.my dad only died last October and he kept telling me not to have the knee op - I suppose he was trying to protect me.
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      Mary

      Oct means over the counter sleep aid get anything that does not include pain meds get the store brand it works great and you get 4 times as much.and the same drug store will have a heating pad their fairly cheap and once you get these you will be a happy girl. Trust me smile

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      Thankyou I will try to get those things today. I will show your message to the pharmacist at Tesco or Lloyds pharmacy.

      My leg is as stiff as a board this morning.

      Xx

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      Thankyou so much - I took your advice and found a chemist open in Sunday night and bought some Acura heat pads and some Nytol

      I took one and had a really good sleep.

      Then this morning I put a heat patch near my foot which was painful (from driving)

      and later one at the back of my leg.

      Apart from feeling tired around 4pm I actually felt a bit normal and watched TV and forgot about my knee.

      Thankyou so much. You should have been a doctor.

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      Hi mary

      Jow are you.I thought u might like ti know about wheat bottles. They look like hot water bottles or pillows that are filled with wheat. You can heat them in microwave.I find them helpful also my electric blanket is used all year round so much vongort from heat

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