No more pain after TKR

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Hello all, I am 72 and like many of you have had a TKR and suffered with pain and still am, I  was wondering if it all happens at bedtime to you all, I ask this because that’s what I have had to put up with in the last 6 weeks. Excruciating pain in bed, I had my operation 6 weeks today 09/05/16 and up until last night 08/05/16 I could not sleep at night and can tell you all why we have all suffered in this way.

As you all know when we go to bed our bodies sink into the mattress which is normal and lovely for a good night’s sleep but it’s not  good if you have had a TKR, this is because when the body  sinks into the mattress the nerves stretch and gives us the terrible pain.

Well last night I decided to try a different bed to sleep in and can tell you all that it’s the best night’s sleep I have had in the last six weeks by doing the following.

I got a duvet and folded it in half, laid in on the bedroom floor / carpet, put two pillows against the skirting board and a few more on the side of me in case I needed them, laid on the duvet, put a pillow between my knees, duvet over me and slept all night without any pain, got up once to use the loo, this morning I am fresh and happy as Larry

If you are one that is suffering pain from a TKR I suggest you take your meds and try it for a pain free good night’s sleep, worth giving up the bed for.

If you try it please come back and tell us all how you got on

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    Hi Federico

    Wow! You are very fit at six weeks to get on the floor! I am 33 weeks and still wouldn't attempt it..

    And at 72!! 

    Hope you get many more painless nights..

    Take care

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      Hi elaine, thank you for your comments thats very sweet of you.

      I forgot to add to my post that those who who want to try it can do it now, follow what I posted and try it now for half hour and you will see that you will be free from pain, where as if you tried it in bed now for half an hour you would be getting up.

      Good Luck to all .


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    I think the pillow between the knees is the reason why you have slept better.  I find that even when sleeping on a soft mattress my sleep is excellent when I lie on the opposite side to my operated knee.
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    I used the pillow from day 1 whilst sleeping in our HYPNOS BED  and still got pain, last night I gave the bed up for the floor and no pain, I suppose each one is different.
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    I had my PKR 1.5 wks ago, and I too am having trouble sleeping at night.

    I take my meds and try to sleep. I can't get to sleep b4 7am.

    I would try your suggestion, but I would not be able to get on or off the floor right now.

    I will continue to try many different ways of getting comfortable.

    Take care

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