I've felt my new knee!

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Hi all. I woke up this morning after a painful night. Did too much yesterday, but I've been rewarded by a small amount of swelling on my numb side actually goung down. I can actually feel the bit between the new parts. It is still swollen on the top bit and bottom bit but there is a flat ridge in between. Am I making sense or just drunk on euphoria because of such a step forward?

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    Hi Carol 

    well done ...how many weeks post op are you ?

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      I'm 7 wks plus 4. Just realised I'm losing track of the weeks so if I'm wrong someone will tell me.  It seems ages ago when I decided to start driving but I know I was 5 wks then. That flat ridge has slightly swollen again but I'm sure I'll feel it again soon. I'm going to swim every day from Monday as now I've finished moving house there's nothing to stop me.
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      That's brilliant Carol

      I was given the go ahead to drive last week but I haven't attempted it yet I lost my confidence and with it being my right knee it seems ultra scary,..

      one day when it's raining and I desperately need something from the shops I will do it meanwhile I'll keep on looking at my car through the window biggrin

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      I think I would have been worse with a left tkr as I would have found the clutch control difficult. I have a very high people carrier too, because of my back problems, and don't have to bend my knee so much when getting in and out and using the controls. I'm sure I couldn't have done it with an ordinary saloon. I just drove up our very quiet road first and did a reverse and emergency stop. The next day I drtove slowly round the block and met my first traffic. After that  I was on my way and able to visit my new grandchild. That was my motive.

       

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      Hi again

      my car is an automatic .... But not a people carrier   I wish it was I will take your advice and just drive a short distance at first until I get my confidence back

      and yes I remember now you drove a long way to see your new grandchild ...what a wonderful incentive  and well worth all the effort as babies grow up so quickly 

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      It was a lovely day but i haven't been since as I've been non stop moving house. Now, however, I'm going to get on with my life. At least this op has made  me realise what is important in my life and what I miss most when it isn't there. I've taken life too much for granted up until now. No longer though.
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