Hit a Barrier at 8 weeks.

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For the past wek I have been going to bed later and later to  be able to get a better restful night allbeit waking every couple of hours.

Last night at about 8.30 I could not keep my eyes open, went upstairs had my shower, made ready for bed and went down again to take my tabs...then I don't remember much until my hubby woke me and told me to got to bed, he helped me upstairs.  This was not normal but at 8 weks PO on Thursday I wondered if this was another barrier I had to make it through.  Any way have to see the consultant tmorrow for a first visit so hopefully all will be OK. 

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    Please let me know what the result of the consultation is.

    Thanks

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    hi hazel im 8 weeks post op on Thursday I think you could be right????my problem is lethargy I just cant be bothered??? which is NOT like me??? im going to try drink more fluid today see if that helps??? im an my consultant this aft for the first time since my op??? im nervous that I might not be as far on as he expects???? but wel see??? im just laid in bed now reading and e.mailing but the nights dont seem to be getting any better??? last night I woke soooo many times with a stiff knee it was awful???? anyway il try the water and see what words of wisdom my cons offers this aft????
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      well ive been and guess what he said!!!! andrea you.ve had a huge op your only 8 weeks post op and ur bound to be still in pain and tired and it will be at least 2 months before your anything like "normal" which made me feel loads better he said plenty of pain killers keep up the exercise and plenty of rest!!!!! so there ya go perhaps were quite normal after all lol
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    Hi Hazel ... hope your visit goes well. I'm sure it is probably "normal" to sometimes feel extra tired but I'm sure your consultant will reassure you.😉
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    Hi Hazel - I am sure that the broken sleep pattern is normal from what you read on the many comments about this problem on this forum.  I had my left TKR on 29 November so about five months ago!  I had the same broken sleep pattern every one or two hours for weeks.  I would wake up, make a big effort to straighten my knees, perhaps go for a walk to the bathroom, maybe read, etc, and then try and go back to sleep. My lovely husband would make a flask with a warm drink for me so that I could also have a drink when I was awake. It is only this past month that I realised my sleeping pattern had actually returned to normal.  My knee feels very stable and the walking is lovely - it stll amazes me that I am able to walk without pain,  I am also able to use my static exercise bike very easily.  The only 'problem' now remaining at five months along is going up and down stairs on aternate steps instead of one step at a time,  I am able to come down the stairs holding on to the bannister for some support and I am persevering going upstairs with the help of a walking stick on the side opposite to my operated knee.  I am sure it will come in the end, we just have to persevere.  If it does not, then I can always continue to go up and down stairs one step at a time! Just thought I would let you know my 'timetable' of recovery to give you an idea of what to expect, bearing in mind that I am a 71 year old.  Very best of luck with the rest of your recovery.
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      Thanks Dorothy, I know it takes time, but this right knee is so different from having my left knee done 7 years ago.  No problems with that one and it was just hitting that wall of tiredness last night.  I could not believe it, all of a sudden wham tired.  At least I can manage the stairs both up and down in the normal way,  i a little  slower coming down.  In fact we have just been out with my granddaughter who is 22 and she was concerned I was going too fast!  She has just been fitted with a a 24 hour meter for irregular heat beats. 
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    Pure exhaustion. Are you resting during the day? It would appear you are trying to finesse your body instead of listening to it. Sleep will come eventually but you have to take care of yourself which means rest at every possible opportunity even at your stage. Eat healthy, drink lots of fluids, excercise and rest. It will get you back in the proper cycle soon
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      Yes I do all those things, getting to the stage where it soo boring to sit and read, doing leg exercises at the same time, I eat healthy and its only the sleep pattern that is disturbed.  No pain...still taking anti inflamatory tabs which have helped considerably and run out on Saturday.
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