Total Knee Replacement

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I am at 9 days after surgery and have gotten off the walker, cane and any assitance. I have not taken pain meds in 4 days and am getting along fine. I have a ROM at 122° and have puzzled the PT my 2 week follow up is on the 10th. My PT seems really amazed and ask me multiple of times if I'm siren haven't taken any pain meds. I finally brought out the bottle with 76 pills out of 90. Is this an exception for the surgery ? BTW I am a 44 yr old male

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    You are a very lucky men!!!!!!!!!
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    you are bloody lucky i say 

     

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    Wow. You must be very athletic. You are the first person I have talked to who has had that kind of recovery. My Dr told me 6 months to year before feeling really good. I can sort of deal with the day time feeling but I can't deal with the night time pain that keeps me awake.

    Good luck with your continuing recovery, I envy you.

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    Tony,sounds like u r doing amazing and probably dont need to be on this forum as 95% of people here are in pain seeking help. Congrats on your amazing recovery 
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    As Chico would say you're at the other end of the curve ball. You're doing really well I had my surgery 21 September and I'm still taking pain meds. I cycled 2.5 miles yesterday to my place of work and it hurt on the inside of my knee all the way there. I stopped for about an hour and then my knee swelled up so much that i wasn't able to pedal back so I ended up walking home. I'm suffering today 😢 I'm also getting tired of people telling me to take it easy well I don't want to 😝

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    You are indeed the exception and got that you can be grateful. With that being said, stay on a steady course and don't do anything to create a setback. You didn't mention your occupation but if its something that requires a lot of standing or being on you feet for long periods OR lifting take your allowed time off so that you are well healed in every area. Setbacks can and often are worse than the Initial surgery/rehab. I've been at this for a long time and you are the 1st one I've ever heard of that's had this amazing type of recovery. Good luck in the future.

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    Wow great do you! Sounds like you have a brilliant experience! Just be grateful and enjoy it!
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    Not unheard of but you are extremely lucky as you must know. I met a youngish guy at physio who was the same - no pain meds, no swelling, great bend, only the scar as a result of the op. I told him to stop giving the rest of us a bad name, setting the bar so high. My experience has been the total opposite, awful, though I usually heal well from other surgeries. I'm over 60 and knee was in terrible shape for many years

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    Brilliant well done. Everyone has different pain thresholds but to have that bend so early is excellent. Did you do a lot of prep ? Long may it continue.

    All the best.

    Jan

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