Sudden pain and discomfort

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Hi everyone

I had an Osteotomy and TKR on 9.1.18 doing really well. Had to return to work very early as lone financial supporter of family so returned at 4 was post op on phased return for 2 weeks now full time. Not driving yet mainly due to adverse weather. 

125 bend -15 straight crutches only in icy conditions or 1 when really tired. Missed Physio this week as was snowed in and cut off. Been doing some exercices but honestly this week not half as much as I should have. Do not get as much rest as perhaps I should. 

Today I have pain and burning approx 2 inches above top of scar and 2 inches below it down my shin. Stabbing and burning. Not had this before. I have elevated. Ankle and foot a little swollen but not terribly. I’ve had specialist prothesis with the knee 2 sides then a long stem at top and bottom. Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this and also discolouration of the scar. It’s very soft as I use E45 cream 4 or 5 times a day but blue black colours come and go in places/ anyone had this also please. 

I’ve cut down on meds and experienced the night sweats but so tired again. 

Advise welcomed please. 

I am 60 

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    Hi trees

    To much to soon buddy I know you said you were the bread winner but you have had a serious operation you need to slow down this is a marathon not a sprint.

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    first off, did you mean you had the surgery in sept of 17, not 18?   ok so, im not sure what osteotomy is but will google it.  You have been through a lot looks like.i have not had night sweats in a long time.  Im 68.  too old to be having a tkr, that's for sure.  Never again.......

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