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Hi everyone, not been posting much just lately but I'm always lurking....
Just a quick recap - right TKR March 2015, left TKR Oct 2015.
Left knee was very bad prior to surgery, and I struggled to straighten.
It's doing much better now though, still pretty achy and stiff, but it's getting there.
The right, however, is a WHOLE different story. At my 6 week check up for the left,
I told my surgeon I was getting a lot of pain in the Tibial area.
He x rayed it and said it was fine and that it would pass.
Since then it's been on and off painful, until Easter this year
when it suddenly started to be REALLY painful.
I wondered at first if I'd managed to strain it somehow, but it seems not.
I found a lump near the top of my Tibia,
which has been x rayed and ultrasound scanned and it's a cyst.
I'm told it's unlikely that it's responsible for the level of pain I'm in
- if I stand for more than a minute or two,
then lift my foot and take the weight off my leg, the pain can be horrendous - enough to make me scream!
It's constantly painful and getting stiffer by the day.
I'm back to sleeping on the sofa as I can't get comfortable in bed, I'm in constant pain, and I've been put on 12 hour extended release morphine,
along with Tramadol and Oramorph for "breakthrough" pain, which happens a LOT!
I've got an appointment with my Surgeon on 4th July, there was nothing available until then.
But I think, realistically, I have to face the prospect of being told that the
initial replacement has failed, and will need surgical intervention.
Oh and on June 4th I'm having Carpal Tunnel release surgery!
Safe to say guys and gals, I'm a bit hacked off and pretty darned scared right now 😢
Sorry this is so long, so the formatting seems to have gone a bit weird so sorry if
It's difficult to read xx
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