My new knee is 6 weeks old!!!

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I've been moaning and groaning about sleeplessness, misery tears, pretty much everything other than pain, ever since my TKR.

Today my new knee is 6 weeks old - and as a gift to myself, I got to sleep last night for a whole 8 hours!!! Woop Woop!!

I was told, just wait until you get to 6 weeks post surgery and you'll feel so much better ...

Well, here I am, now at 6 weeks and I'm hoping my tears and sleeplessness diminish from here on in. I hope I'm not jinxing things so happy birthday to my knee!

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    That's great!!.... I'm 27 weeks and the closet I've come is 5-6 hours. I hope it keeps up!
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    Hi Lindy,

    Happy 6 week birthday knee..mine is 1 week tomorrow lol..i managed 5 hours sleep last night which was a bonus i thought,hope you long continue to improve x

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    That's great LindyI'm, what's your secret?!

    I'm 7 weeks and am sleeping worse than I did at first!  I think my problem is that at first I couldn't move and now I can my body is trying to return to my usual tossing and turning but my knee won't let it roll over as it hurts/pulls.

    Any tips will be most welcome .... Have tried meds at night time, herbal remedies and last night it was the relaxation track. Aargh!

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    Hi this is my first post, I'm 2 was post op TKR on my left knee. I'm sleeping really well, usually I throw myself round the bed all night,but since my op I've slept with 4 pillows propped up and am practically sitting up,so I'm not so stressed about knocking my leg and must be more relaxed. It was a bit odd for the first couple of nights but now very comfy and it keeps my leg straight in bed, hope this may help you too
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