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I am 3 weeks post op. Stayed awake during the TKR , and had no problems with that .discharged after 3 nights . Really bad pain for the first 12 days .not only in the the right operated knee but in the left awaiting knee. Not even morphine would touch it. Stockings to wear for 6 weeks and in this heat not nice, but I am still wearing them. Really bad allergic reaction to we think the blood thinner drugs , covered, and I mean covered pictures to prove it lol in great hives and spots that itched so badly I changed to blood thinning injections that I still have to use for another week , to help prevent blood clots .the allergy took a week to clear and left me exhausted. At that point the thought of a second knee op , went straight out of the window lol.
Now the good stuff , I started exercises before my op, and carried them on daily even through the pain . my bend is 105 and my straight is 8, I find straightening hardest . Yesterday I managed a flight of stairs walking like an adult !! It wasn't easy and I couldn't come down the same .but I was so pleased , It must be. 2 years since I have managed that. I am 67 (whispered that ) I have to learn to walk with the crutches and tuck my bum in and keep my back straight as I tend to bend over , again a habit after such a long time in pain. So keep up the exercises, they really do help. We are off on a touring caravan holiday tomorrow , and really ready for it now .
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