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After a long wait for the first of two planned op's for me, my TKR went ahead last Wednesday ( UK) And I have to say I have not found the experience so far that bad at all.
Now i don't think I am any braver than anyone else, but in comparison to bone grafts, and breaking my femur, Tib/Fib, this so far has been easier.
I had a GE ( due to spinal issues) and a nerve block which lasted around 6 hrs after the op. The first night was uncomfortable, but never agony, and physio was started on day two getting just over 50% but had real difficulty raising my leg at first, but slight improvement later.
So far very happy with how things are going despite a wee set back today ( icing a bit more as swellings increased today)
Hopefully things continue slowly improving of the next few weeks, my Consultant has already said we will discuss the next Op ( THR) same leg at the 6-8wk mark.
So all in all, glad I have had it done, and looking forward to slow gains over the coming weeks. Pain at present is ranging between 2- 5 on the scale with 30/500 Codeine / paracetamol
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