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Hi guys, sorry i havent posted lately but the last 2 weeks have been a rollercoaster of pain and emotions and i just couldnt put anything into perspective. However, i have been on this site every day and the advice, support and encouragement you all give each other kept me going.
Its 3 weeks since my op today and finally i feel like i have turned a corner. i had my staples removed yesterday albeit 5 days later than it should have been, it was painful but its such a relief that their out and i feel so much better. I was really worried about my bend and whether i was doing enough exercises and it was really getting me down thinking i wasnt doing enough but i had my first physio appointment yesterday and they were really pleased with my progress. My bend is 110 which i couldnt believe i thought it was so much less than that. He was really happy with everything else and gave me a few more exercises to do to build up my quads and i see him next week. The best advice he gave me was what a few of you on here told me to do as well which was it is important to do the exercises but not to the point where you are pushing yourself too much and your in agony, let your body tell you when its had enough. This is great advice because recovering from a knee replacement is massive and we have to give ourselves time and not expect for us to be back to normal in a few weeks. Im 3 weeks in now and it is just now starting to get easier. Im sleeping through most of the night now and the pain is getting easier but im still on strong meds which i want to start to reduce soon and whilst i still have a hell of a long way to go i finally see light at the end of the tunnel.
So for those of you who are about to have or have just had a knee replacement and are feeling like the pain will never go away believe me it does get easier and keep using this forum it will give you so much support and encouragement when you need it most. It did for me
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