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Had PKR 13 days ago.
Was feeling like I was making huge progress. I hardly had any pain yesterday and was able to exercise and bend well. However today it has been very painful. Not great on day of physio!
Was really hoping to be able to go down to one crutch, but said not yet. She was pleased but a long way to go. I was annoyed that I was only at 88 degrees bend as I had achieved that whilst I was in hospital so I thought it would be better than that now. Been doing all my exercises every day, so I thought I would have made better progress. I asked her about recovery time being quicker for a partial. (Everyone keeps saying it's only a partial) She said with the patella femoral I had, the recovery and pain is exactly the same as a total. Only difference is total causes slightly more swelling. I was hoping to get back to work at 4 weeks, but she said no. Earliest 6 weeks and then possibly a phased return of only 2 hours a day to begin with. So a bit disappointed with that.
It's very swollen and painful now. When she pushed on the knee while straightening into the bed, I nearly hit the ceiling with the pain.
I didn't have any painkillers yesterday apart from at bedtime, but certainly had plenty today!
Oh well, no pain, no gain! X
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