Pain again

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8 weeks post TKR and being told by consultant to carry on with my life as normal.

also myGP saying I shouldn't be in pain now.

i did a little too much yesterday shopping ...etc.... Meeting up with friends at my writers group

i've had a really bad and painful night. And feel as if I've gone backwards.

Has anyone else  done the same ??

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    I've been told we will have good days and bad days my knee isn't actually painful anymore but if I overdo things it gets really heavy and stiff. I still have bad nights every now and again but in the whole if I pace myself most I the time I'm ok. I still have a partial numb knee on the left hand side of my leg but it's not too bad. Am now on a coach to Newquay for a 4 day break so that will be a test for me. Hope your feeling better soon am I would go back to your gp and tell him you are still in pain everybody heals at different rates there are no hard and fast rules with this it's a very major op. 

    Jo 8 weeks post tkr x

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      Hi jo

      thanks for your message...I got painkillers from GP after arguing my point.this morning my leg feels like a ton of bricks but I suppose it will ease off after icing it.

      you have a lovely day it will do you good and  I also hope the weather keeps fine.

      onwards and upwards is the answer 

       jean 

       

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      Hi tucks lovely break and had good weather too but I did way too much as wanted to feel normal whatever that is got back this afternoon and am now struggling to get off the sofa and walk around my flat I think tomorrow will be a duvet day as I am due to go back to work on Wednesday. Hope your doing well xx
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    Firstly, for your GP to even contemplate that you shouldn't have pain after 8 weeks is complete nonsense.  You only have to read other threads on here, to be aware that he/she is talking complete moluscs!

    Carry on life as 'normal'...again...codswallop.  I can understand (perhaps) saying 'try' to carry on as normal, but as anyone on here will tell you....Normality is a very long time coming...(I'm 6 months down the line and I wouldn't cansider my knee or the way I live anything like 'normal')

    Yes I've had times when I feel like I've made one step forward and two steps back...Now in my experience...that's 'normal' having had a TKR.

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      Thanks for your reassuring message

      i was beginning to think I was abnormal  and that I should be doing more than I am.

      i've been given the go ahead to drive but I don't feel ready yet as it's my right knee  where I had the TKR

       Once again thanks for your message 

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      13 weeks on knee no 2 and ive just gone back to work ans struddling a little (lot ) was talking to a member of staff today who also had one done ,he said the same , life is never the same , but will get better ,in time , i have found the harder i work the better it is ,then when i slow down the tightness arrives , 
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    I had that last week, although only at 6 weeks then. I went to hydro and came out feeling really good so took our puppy for a hours walk cross country, the next day I could hardly walk. I spoke to my Physio and she said that at the end of the day it is a major operation and can take 6-12 mth before everything is fully back to normal. 
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    Yes Jean, quite a few times the last couple of weeks. All my literature said we may get more pain at 6 to 8 weeks because that's when we start to do more. 
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      I think that must be the reason ..I did more than usual and I'm suffering for it...I will just have to learn to pace myself better

      thinking about it I suppose everything is healing inside the knee and that's the reason for the pain today .

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    Ice your knee, have some pain killers and eat some chocolate 😉. If it eases later try some exercises, tomorrow will be a better day. 
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    By this afternoon you'll be feeling better. A girl always needs chocolate to make her feel better, you need to have a secret/emergency stash for days like this. Have a good day x
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