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I am 8 days post op for a TKR, I spent 5 days in hospital , they got me up on the 3rd day just to walk to the door with a frame then put me back to bed. When it came to my discharge my physiotherapist would not discharge me until I could bend my leg to 90 degrees, I went from 0-70 degrees with the most un bearable pain, she let me out with a strict warning if I cannot reach 90 degrees I will have to go back in and have a anesthetic and have my knee manipulated then go on a machine than bends it! This absolutely terrified me and I've been excerising religiously to try and get this bend to 90 degrees, which I still cannot do. Im using ice and my pain meds, I'm walking ok with crutches, I can straighten it fine, still un able to lift it . Today I'm feeling really down and tearful as its another day I can not bend it further, will it be easier when the staples are out? I'm so scared of having the manipulation . The pain is horrendous though the swelling is getting better, sleep? What sleep . I'm 47 and really should be doing more apparently so my therapist says. Any advice would be a great help to me right now please.
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