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Disappeared for a couple of days. Here's the skinny: (TKR December 16, 2016 + Complicatuons: Femoral nerve damage and quad palsy; IT band syndrome)
The Good (and magnificent!)🌟
I took 5-7 steps on my own! Therapist gave permission to try at home with cane "as much as I can handle", which is not a lot as my quad is still very weak. But, I can do it!!! So excited.
I got a tooth abscess literally overnight. No nagging pain. Just a feeling like I have a popcorn skin stuck between the gum and the tooth. From zero to hellish pain and chipmunk face no time flat. Visit to the dentist- tried to numb me but it didn't work. Sorry, we cannot do anything until the infection is under control.
4 Days of sheer hell ensued. Long story short pharmacist typed wrong instructions on antibiotics and I was only taking half the dosage every 6 hours. No amount of painkiller (narcotic too) helped. On Sunday I knew that if I didn't lance it I would go crazy with pain. It wasn't pretty...almost passed out... But RELIEF. Still have low level pain and see oral surgeon on Wednesday. The pain was so bad I wasn't even worried about the infection going to my knee.
I lost bend. My Pt didn't want to measure yesterday but says he can see and feel it. 3 Days of still doing home excercises while the tooth thing happened (oh and did I mention I got one of my migraines from lack of sleeping) but didn't get much out of bed. You gotta keep that knee moving!
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