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My husband aged 58 had a TKR on 21st December, came out on the 23rd and was back in by the 26th with cellulitis. After seeming to do well on morphine when he first came out on Ocycodone, he is struggling with pain after contracting an infection and is now on codeine 60mg. He is sleeping fitfully, doesn't want to leave the house for even a short walk and spends most of the days going from bed to settee and back. Although the knee is doing well and the physios are impressed, I am just worried by how wiped out he is. He can't face going anywhere else because he may not be able to get comfortable and alleviate the pain. I'm not trying to take him out for dinner or anything, just a trip to the local Costa. Am I just being unrealistic in expecting him to be able to manage more at this stage or does he need higher levels of painkillers. His GP said he didn't want him to go back on the morphine, but I am wondering if this would significantly help him. I hate to see him looking so grey all the time.
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