Still Healing...

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I am 11 Wms after my PRO. Back to working Full-time (on my feet all day). I am not taking meds during the day, but I am in so much pain at the end of the work day. Everything hurts, Lol, my knee & my back feels like I am carrying a truck on my back. So I have to take meds when I get home every evening.

I am able to bowl 3 games without pain. But I have a couple of questions...

I am wondering how long will I have to take meds at night?

And how long do most of you feel as though it takes b4 you feel as though you were healed after your surgery?

Thank you and I hope that you enjoy a Pain free night!!!!!

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    I am almost 9 months out now and can still feel my knee. Not terrible pain and im not on painkillers but if i stand for long periods i can still feel it. Also I cant walk indefinitely without feeling it. I think Ive heard a year to 18 months . Hope so. Not sure whether you said 11 weeks or months. If its weeks its still early days. I was still on painkillers until about 14 weeks. 

    Did you have a partial knee op? Mine was TKR.

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    Sassy, is this 11 weeks post op? I was still taking the occasional pain meds even during the day, especially if I was walking more. And it's important to still be icing. I'm not sure why the back pain unless you aren't walking normal. I'm surprised you are bowling, but I haven't actually tried, I just think bending my knees with the little twist I used to do was a little challenging...now I may have to give it a go. The healing is a long process and we all go through it differently. One year later I still had some pain, but found that my knee cap wasn't looking so great. So, until I have that taken care of, I will struggle a bit with hills and stairs; and I live in a two-storey home.

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