I had issue with pain meds...we finally got my pain meds right 2 weeks after my surgery. For the first 2 weeks I was just trying to get by on a high dose of tylenol...that quite didn't work out. I ended up taking hydrocodon and I was able to take that which I was happy about. Was nervous at first since I was so drugged up in the hospital and when I came home got sick from the meds and that's why I was nervous to take anymore pain meds. You will be just fine. Whatever they tell you to take maybe take a small dose of it and see how it makes you feel. That's what I did and then I was able to take the full dose and feel ok. Wanted to make sure my body would be ok with it. Good luck!View Thread
I had a TKR last month and I am kind of in a similar situation like yourself. My kids are still little and thought for sure I'd be riding bikes with them this spring. My TKR was March 2013. I still feel numbness in my knee. I have had 10 surgeries before and my doc said it's going to take year or so. The clicking I hear if the plastic against the metal. That's what the doc told me last week. My implant is in there just fine. I was very active beforehand before my TKR but just with pain, clicking, grinding, giving out, etc. My sister is a PT and she stays on me with my exercise. I have a bike at home that I ride. My doc is confident that I'll still gain some more degrees on my own. My sister keeps reminding me to stay positive and picture yourself actually being able to walk down the stairs and bend your knee, etc. She said if I keep thinking negatively then that is going to outway the positive. Still feels stiff and need to get it going before I walk or get out of bed. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that is almost a year out. I just turned 40 and never plan on doing this again...lol...good luck to you in your recovery.View Thread
I had a TKR March 2013 at 39. Prior to this I have had 10 surgeries on my same knee. Have had ton of issues with my knee since high school. After my TKR I had a hard time getting pain under control since I wouldn't really take the pain meds. They found a good pain med for me to take 2 weeks out...I was doing PT with not much pain med. Anywho, it's almost been a year and I am still at 95 degree bend. I had follow up with my doc last week. My implant is in there just fine. For the last couple of months I have had a sore spot on my knee that I mentioned to my doc. They said it was soft tissue. Kind of randomly just happened. If I didn't have that sore spot I could walk around better. Before I had the TKR I was active, sore but active. I decided to have it done because it would crack and grind and give out a lot. Happened quite a bit. This basically was my only option, to have a TKR. My doc is still optimistic that I can get more bend on my own. He did say scar tissue could be forming around the implant and I can have it scoped to remove it. Just nervous that scar tissue would grow back again. I'm not going that route...going to re-evaluate my knee come summer. My sister is a PT so she stays on me about my exercises. I am having a tough time recovering since I have had so many knee surgeries. Knee still feels numb and little swollen. After I sit for a period of time I need to massage my knee to get it going, mainly due to this sore spot they call soft tissue. Just wondering if anyone is in a similar situation as me. Almost 1 year out and with a 95 degree bend. I had more of a bend before my surgery. Still can't go down stairs. I can swim and ride a stationary bike and do my leg exercises. So, just wanted to reach out to see if anyone has any suggestions, giving my situation. I need to remain positive that I will walk better and get around better. I have two 6 year olds and want to be able to ride a bike around the block with them. As of now, I can only do stationary since I have 95 degree bend. Staying positive though... View Thread
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