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Hello all - I was doing brilliantly after my revision on Oct 27th - until about 2 weeks ago, when I seem to have slipped backwards in a big way. I had a great bend & straighten, struggled with stairs, but had little pain, just stiffness. Now I have pain. Real pain. Also, I have developed pockets of what looks like fluid once again (had these the 1st time they did the primary TKR- however an aspiration back then proved no infection) - the bend is certainly diminuating as I now struggle to excercise. My husband thinks I may have overdone it, as I spend time on a static bike (turning it to make the pedals stiffer) as well as excercising & trying to be a normal human being. BUT - last night I resorted back to medication as I spent all night awake wondering where this pain has come from! I'm at 14+ weeks, & see the surgeon again at the end of March, & if this going backwards thing carries on - they'll be wheeling me in to see him in a wheelchair! I am concerned, as I was doing so very well. Revision TKR'ers - is this normal? (I ask myself if I will ever feel normal again).
Today I've decided to have a day off from excercising - it's too wet to walk outside, but I have walked around a supermarket & was desperate to come home & ice this swollen lump of a knee. Should I take a few days off - will it harm any progress? Any comminication gratefully recieved! - Veronica
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