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It's been 2 weeks since I had my PKR and I think I'm doing well. The last 3 nights I have slept straight through without taking the codeine, still taking the Paracetamol and Ibuprofen regularly throughout the day though. The mornings have been the worst, up until several days ago, when I always felt as though I was back to square one again. However, depending on what I have done the day before, I can now be pretty much pain free when I get out of bed now, yippeee.
The swelling has gone down considerably although the restriction I feel when doing the exercises makes me think that it's probably all still 'tight' and swollen on the inside and that's what is preventing a full bend and full straightness. I can walk without aids now, although I'm still using one stick when I'm outdoors as a safety blanket.
I don't know if it's your experience or not, but I have noticed that what I do today will effect me tomorrow. So, last week a friend came to visit for the day and we walked to a local coffee shop and back, approx 2 miles. The next day my poor knee was very sore, it's knowing where the balance is between doing 'enough' and not doing too much, trial and error I suppose.
I'm keeping my leg elevated pretty much all the time that I'm sitting down now, is that correct? Also, I've taken the TED stocking off, I just find them too hot, I've got my first outpatient physio appt on Monday where I'll probably be told to put them back on
I've had the clips removed (didn't hurt at all) and now have paper stitches which I can remove myself when the dressing 'falls off'. The wound looked good, minimal and very neat.
Just wanted to update you lovely people, I'm so glad I found this site, it has been a godsend.
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