Tkr

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I had a total knee replacement 17 days ago.no one warned me how incredibly painful it would.i was given painkillers to take but was so nauseous I couldn't eat or take all of them.My doctor gave me Stemital which made it a bit better.8 days after the op I was feeling clammy then cold.my doctor thought the side of my knee was a bit warm so gave me penicillin,which I had in hospital for 3days.she also changed my codeine for Tradol.i took one that night and had an allergic reaction to it.caredoc called the ambulance but luckily didn't need to go to hospital.meds changed again.

i had my staples out 2days ago but for last 4/5 days I have been getting bad tingling/burning and stabbing pains around the scar.i am getting hardly any sleep.even with 4 painkillers I was awake most of the night.has anyone any idea what this is.(I am able to stand on new knee)

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    I'm not in a rush to ditch the stick just yet. In fact  yesterday I bought myself a fold up one. Even though I can walk without one I found my leg is to weak to get the walking technique right and it doesn't take long for it to get tired and I find myself limping. I think it puts unnecessary stress on your joint that might cause the swelling which causes bending to be a problem. A bit of a vicious circle so I'm going to keep using it if it's just for minimal support X 

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      Stay with as long as you need. Find a way to strap it on your bike. I've do I d a lot of good comes from carrying it. People hold the doors open for you, most of the time they give you a little extra room in a crowd, its good for Goosing people when they aren't moving fast enough when standing in line.

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      Ive bought one that folds up so I can take it anywhere. " it's good for goosing people" that made me laugh I can just see people's faces if I did that, not really the British way 😂

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