TNR post op 11wks ago still in a lot of pain starting to feel wish l had not had op,

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l needed both my knees done and have been dubious to have surgery as l also suffer from Fibromyalgia but l decided to go with it now 11 wks after op still in a lot of pain, bend 100 but pain stops me pushing myself more.my calf and round the knee hurts all the time,this whole procedure has left me very depressed.

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    Come on now 11 weeks you are doing good. Do you still use ice and Meds Some people still do.it can sometimes take up to over a year there has been a tremendous amount of work been done and is so invasive. Can I suggest you do your exercises but don't push to hard. Walking is a must exercise bike if you have one. The treadmill was good for me as well plus the stretchy band. Go with the flow and don't be to hard on yourself. Keep on the post we are all here for you.
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      HI kim thanks for coments this is the first time l have used forums it was my daughters who got upset seeing me crying all the time that  made me come onhere l realise it is early days but l am due bac k to work next wk and l had hoped that l would be in less pain when doing my job caring for others, its the sleepless nights that get me down toobut l will keep  up with exercises and try and be positve, the sec ond

      knee replacement wil need a lot of though,thx for support

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      It's a pleasure being. I really understand what your saying about going back to work as I'm going back 15th April and yes it's a worry. But things will get better. Do you take any pain relief before going to bed. Also if you have a soft blanket or throw fold that up and put in between your knees. If you turn onto the poor knee put it down to stop the knee from strainingbut don't put it under the knee. It's trial and error.

      Good luck and let us know how you get on

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      HI yes l am taking pain relief and l do the pillow inbetween the legs but l still am unab le to get comfortable to sleep,l am restless all night long and wake

      so grumpy, l start work at 6.45 so goodness knows what time l will lhave to get up do my exercises first,but hey ho one will see at the moment l am, in a worse state than the people l look after but as usual they will not be aware and l will be as professional as always and grit my teeth, thx again will keep you posted,

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    Bling

    This procedure is not for the faint of heart

    You need to listen to your body do your exercise make sure you take your pain meds on time ice, elevate . I am today 10 weeks out post op. had both knees done same time I get depressed all the time because I don't think I am doing well but remember all of us heal different . Just do the best you can and remember this to shall pass. Good luck to you. This forums are a god send.

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      Hi Tana,l only found this forum today because my girls were getting upset seeing me booing all the time with total frustration.Some days are better than others but if l could only be sure it would eventually get better,having the Fibromyalgia gives me body and muscle so l am now thinking that this procedure has aggrevated it a bit only time will tell,l admire u for having both done l could never have done that and by the sounds of it u are doing well,The consultant says to his patience when u come back after your six week check u will hate me in a years time you won't,let's hope he is right. I made the big mistake by watch on tube the live operation total knee replacement l was traumatised and now realise just what we go through,my consultant asked me why l watched it and l replied nosey or mad he laughed and said now u know l am going to use drills,hammers,chisels silly woman l had to agree,Anyway u r right we all heal differently it's just such a slow process but good luck to you spoke soon.
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    Hi, sorry that you're not feeling too good. Did you have both knees done at the same time?

    I need both knees doing and probably at least one hip at some point. I also have fibromyalgia and polymyalgia and worry that the pain from these conditions will make recovery harder.

    I am desperate to be rid of this pain and be able to live a more normal life but when I read of someone like you who's really struggling it makes me wonder if it is the right decision.

    I hope that things start to improve for you very soon. Take care, Deb

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      Grandma

      My name is Tana and I had both knees done the end of Jan. I am 60 but i was in great shape did zumba 5 times a week and waited tables 9 shifts a week so I thought this would be a breeze WRONG . I think I have done well but it's hard I have good days and bad days . Doctors don't always tell you the whole truth about your recovery, I thought I would be back at work after 2 months that not going to happen. I am happy that I can now walk with no cane unless I walk a great distance or go in public (other people scare me ). I had both knees done because I am a chicken and I knew I would never have the second one done. So I think you should think long and hard. It might be your doctor won't do both anyway,check that first it might not be up to you.

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      Hi Tana I have to agree with you I have only one done and the next one will have to be hanging of hinges before i have that done !!! Long long jouney indeed I am 7 months in and dont get round much at all yet 
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      That is why I did both and as it turns out my left knee was my BAD knee I would have had it done first. And my right knee is so easy and I would not have had it done because of the left knee pain and drama. Glad I done with surgery now to conquer the rehab.
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      Hi Deb, please dont be put off by me l am feeling very down at the moment but l know it is early days, no l did not have the two done together the consultant said the left one was slightly worse than the right so he chose to do the left first, he knew about my other health worries but did not seem too concerned because l had a lot of arthritic

      bone too be removed, you have your op but not all surgeons will do them both together l think it depends on consultant himself.,everyone is different the trouble is when you already have pain you just want to be free of it, good luck for the fuure and go for it, keep me posted.

       

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