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I wanted to bring some positive vibes into the Forum. We all go through so much with our recoveries, but there is always a light at the end hopefully. I am 4 weeks into my TKR recovery. Last Friday, my physio discharged me and said just get on with what you're doing because it's definitely working. That was doing all my exercises and walks every day. She suggested I buy an exercise bike, which I've seen many of you have and to replace my exercises with that. So no, I'm doing 5 minutes x 5 times a day and that is really working well. I'm currently at a bend of 115. I was having a lot of trouble sleeping at night and with the help of many of you, I've swapped my painkillers for sleeping tablets and that's working so well for me. This morning, for the first time, I was able to walk up the stairs one after the other, rather than one step at a time.
?I just wanted to give everyone out there hope for their recovery. It can go perfectly well. Yes, there are still low times when I feel my knee is an alien being, and yes, it's still stiff and tight most of the time. But I try and concentrate on the positives.
?Everyone on here is so helpful in their recommendations and I've used the forum many times in my 4 weeks, sometimes just reading what everyone else is going through helps get us through the day. So, thanks to all of you, and good luck to everyone in their own journeys to recovery.
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