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5 weeks and 2 days after my TKR(left knee) I drove my automatic car 70 miles to the office 1st day back !!
It was good to see everyone as I had been working from home since coming home from the OP.
The journey from the North West to the Midlands can take over 2 hours but I did it in 1 hour 50 mins and all seemed ok. I kept my knee moving as best I could whilst driving. At the office I sat at my desk and as we are on the 1st floor I made sure that I went into our factory regularly. I also had a go in our gym that we luckily have. Bike & crosstrainer. I did just enough to keep moving and not enough to sweat in my shiirt and tie.(I am a sales Director).
This was the first time in 5 weeks that I had not elevated my knee or iced at some point.
Anyway I am writing to say that everyone who advised me on the forum that it was too soon. You were RIGHT !!!
When I got home after 2 hours my knee was stiff and swollen. An hour later it felt like a lead weight and I regretted running before I could walk.
This morning the swelling has reduced and I feel better as I am working from home. Sadly I have to travel again Monday as we have our largest customer visiting. My advice to anyone one is to leave it as long as your job allows ! Its not clever to do what I have done but I was going stir crazy at home. I hope that Monday does not set me back again !!
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