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I want to end on a positive note as I’m leaving this forum. I am six weeks post op from a left total knee replacement and patella tomorrow. All I can say is that my own personal experience has been a positive one and I want to give the other side of the story to those pre op.
The first two weeks were tough, week three is when it turned around. I started driving again, went to the supermarket and went back to work part time. I reduced my pain meds, got rid of the crutches and started getting my life back. Pre op I made sure I was as fit as possible for the surgery, I did my prehab and I am sure that helped speed up my recovery. Getting back to normal as soon as possible also helped - when you are living your life you have less time to focus on your knee, you just get on with it.
I have one more physio on Wednesday and I am seeing my surgeon on Saturday to schedule the right tkr. I can only recommend anyone who needs this operation to fully commit to it and just go for it. I was determined that I would have a quick, positive recovery and that is what I have had.
I wish everyone on here all this best for their recovery and hope anyone pre op can take something from this. I was inspired by a lady who told me is her great recovery and if one person gets the same from this post then my work is done.
Good luck to all c
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