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had tkr 14 weeks ago and have had a terrible 3 months from a very bad bleed after 10 days to then not being allowed to do exercises so only had 30 degrees flex and had a MUA 4 weeks ago followed by virtually daily Physio.
anyway 8 days ago I managed for the first time to be able to have my leg in a sitting position all day without having to rest it at all, this allowed me to move my knee every few minutes, do extra slides or more exercises with an ankle weight and a Physio bolster..
i didnt realise until the day after how much more I had done, spent next couple of days doing hydro therapy at local pool and pushed hard on with exercises.
Saw private Physio after 4 days and he was really surprised at how far I had moved on and when I saw nhs Physio the next day she said “great now let’s get you walking properly “ and I spent 90 minutes doing a stream of exercises just based on me walking with confidence and using stairs properly.
I just wanted to bring a positive post instead of the negative previous posts I’ve made. Am I fixed? No but finally I can see that maybe in 6 months time I’ll be in a much happier place.
Am I pain free - definitely not and in fact a Dr friend suggested I get my medication changed to help with sleeping.
so whilst not everything is rosy, I can see in the far distance something that I believe may be a ray of hope
thanks for reading and keep up with the exercises
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