Forgive me all for I have sinned - not posted for months!

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Well, its been 6 months now since my TKR and after visiting here regularly in the early days, and moaning and groaning ad nauseum, I thought it was time to pop by and say hi to you all ...

For those who are relatively new here, I suffered all the usual horrible post surgery symptoms that you would all have learnt is 'normal' ... for me the worst was the insomnia, non specific tears which flowed for no reason and depression, which I learnt was the result of stopping my pain relief meds. 

So ... 6 months down, I need an xray, just to ensure that all the 'clicking' noise that I'm hearing from my knee, isn't actually wearing anything down or doing anything else sinister.

Oh! Last week, I slipped over and landed on my good knee, resulting in a bunch of stitches making it my now ... bad knee! But it was just bad luck, and loose gravel which caused it .. nothing to do with my new knee misbehaving.

I'm pretty much back to my old self, and you too can look forward to this if you're somewhere between surgery and 6 months. In fact, I've been pretty good with my knee for a few months now smile

Anyway, that's it for me, just wanted to offer you all some insight to how things do get better.

I know everyone says it ... but seriously folks - it does get better. Just hang in there and enjoy the support of others around here who will be your new best friends for many months to come.

Cheers!

Lindy

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    Hi Lindy,

    I am post 11 weeks tkr this coming Monday. It's always great to read others have come out the other other side. I continue to doubt I will get there, but nice to get glimmers of hope.

    The insomnia is dreadful, along with all the other things.....tears, pain, stiffness, frustration, etc.

    Sorry about your other knee!

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      Don't stress Deb ...

      It WILL get better! Especially after you've stopped taking the meds!

      That will take care of the tears for sure, I can almost guarantee that.

      Pain will ease, stiffness may continue a little but you'll learn to live with that, and the frustration will also ease before too long.

      You're almost there Deb. Just be prepared for a rough couple of weeks when you come off the meds. You won't sleep, you will cry, you will be miserable, but then all of a sudden, you'll realise its been a couple of weeks since you haven't taken the meds and you'll start to come good ... Its just something to work through ... I found crocheting at that time, and haven't stopped since smile

      Best wishes to you, and remember .. you are NOT alone,

      Cheers,

      Lindy

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    Its so nice to hear you are feeling pretty much back to normal. I'll be 1year post TKR next week and still suffering. Nothing wrong with it per se but I still have fluid which causes discomfort. Nerve pain and numbness. And muscle pain in hamstrings and quads It's still not totally straight. Some swelling back of the knee too. I'm not overweight and I walk a lot. I guess some heal quicker than others. Am I glad I had it done? Not yet. Maybe one day I will be. smile onwards and upwards... Lol
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    I am 13 months today post op. The only thing I cant do (apart from things I couldnt do before) is running. I can walk, use stairs, SLEEP, dig in the allotment. I get an occasional twinge but no more than with any other set of muscles. Would I do it again YES I WOULD

    If your pre op, there are some rough waters before the calm and Post op just hang on its getting better

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    Lindy 

    well said - this help group do need more positives than negatives as

    we are all in the same boat pain wise.

    wishing you well

    best wishes

    Jude UK 

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      Thank you so much Jude from UK smile

      And yes, I found it so easy to read the negative posts and console myself that I wasn't alone here, but also thought it was great to read that people had come through it all, and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I just wanted to continue the support that I got and needed so badly at the time.

      Cheers to you too,

      Lindy from Australia

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    Lovely to hear from you again.

    Glad you are doing OK.

    Keep doing your exercises.

    Take care and hear from you in about 6 months time!!

    Bi annually!!

    Sarah xxx

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      Thanks Sarah!

      I so loved this group when I needed it, I'll definitely be around from time to time. I even recommend it to anyone I cross paths with and I know a few friends of friends have visited after their surgeries smile

      Cheers,

      Lindy

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    Hi

    Did you have the clicking from the beginning? And whereabouts is it in your knee? X

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      Hi Elaine smile

      The clicking seems to be coming from the right side of the knee and yes it was there pretty much from the beginning .. we noticed it in rehab and the physio wasn't worried about it. It isn't painful, just noisy!

      Cheers,

      Lindy

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