Tkr today

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no doubt I will feel I have been kicked tomorrow, but I'm a nurse and when I had my hip replacement 2 years ago I went back to work after 3 months and was in so much pain and really suffered.. I am hoping I am off for around 5-6 months is this feasible. I certainly don't want to be running around a ward 4 months post op 

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    I’m in an Office Ruth and have gone back really early (4wks post op); however I have raised toilet seat at work; stool and foot rest. I’m still shattered when I come home each day and sleep for 2 hours and this is on phased return 5 hrs a day. I’m bk full time next week (6wks) and to be honest dreading it. I know I wouldn’t cope in a job like yours on my feet all day.  From what I’ve heArd from others TKR is longer recovery so realistically I would think your recovery would be longer. Good luck 
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    I absolutely agree with you Ruth! You don't even want to consider going back until 6 months po. Esp in your job! 

    You know TKR is a harder recovery than hip replacement, take as long as you need, the knee is in charge it'll let you know when it's ready!!

    All the best

    Marilyn 

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    I'm a nurse too but have a talking role,, education,,,, I'm hoping to be back by week 9 but I will see how I am,,,, my work and particularly my manager incredibly supportive..I know in v lucky,,, I can't stay upright more than a few hrs now,,but I'm only day 18 today...

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      If things are adapted for you it may be ok part time...but it is the tiredness I found hard. And putting the exercises and rehab first is vital. I did some work but it was office type and my desk and chair were my bed! 😀

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