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I am 4 1/2 weeks post TKR L knee.( 65yrs old)I had no idea things would be so tough and painful. I am taking long acting painkillers morning and night and panadol osteo during the day. I was so pleased to find this group discussion. Everyone says not to compare progress but i feel like i need a chart of normal variation just to check i'm somewhere within normal! OP was 9th NOVEMBER 2018. I don't see my surgeon till 21st DEC. I phoned my physios before i had surgery and they said they couldn't see me until i had seen my surgeon post op!! TASMANIA AUSTRALIA. Anyway i'm doing sit stands, now walking daily 500m icing and resting but i feel like every day is a slow punishment. ROM 90+ in the shower am but decreases during the day despite icing elevating etc. I'm using 2 crutches lightly to make sure i'm not putting stress on anything else. I have a pilates reformer bed and have done two VERY light (2 red springs)leg work sessions mainly controlled stretches. I Plan to do this alternating days. Thank you for a site to vent. My hubby is a GP who's been trying very hard to be helpful, but not really too empathetic, and my dear daughter is 5mths post double lung transplant, so i really don't want to whinge. Honestly i could cry most afternoons at the thought of another poor nights sleep and the prospect of facing another day!
THANKS for listening!
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