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hi all, have to ask is anyone near 4 1/2 months into their total knee replacement and still suffering from pain, swelling and stiffness. Also my healing process seems to be slow. Last week my bend finally got to 107 degrees and my stretch 4. Three weeks prior to that it was 105/6. I seem to be getting there, but just wondering if it will get better. I do everything I'm suppose to 1 to 2x a day, feel like I'm consumed with exercises. Can't take nsaids due to other medical issues. Still take those other meds at a low dosage when I exercise. Finally started driving this past week, that was hopeful. I get fearful still of having a accident or falling, I use my stick/ cane only when I go out. It still hurts like h e double "L" when I stretch my knee to as much as I can. I Did hear it can take up to 6 months to a year to fully bend. I just don't know??? I just keep trying to do my best, but some days I go into to that head zone of "what have I done to myself!" Phase. I don't wish this on anyone. Im so glad I have found all of you, u have been a god send. My people, I believe Are just tired of me not being the old me anymore, boy if they could just be me for one day. At least I keep trying to smile, have a good attitude and oh yea a good sense of humor helps. Of all things my teeth started to act up with much pain, has taken over a month and a half to get the proper treatment... Finally had that crown and she found a filling that needed to be done, I said just do It!!! Ahhhhhhh, I've always had good teeth, what's up?!?!? Ok the novacaine is wearing off now... I'll leave it at that. Thanks for any feedback and I pray u all feel better soon! ??????????
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