Right now I'm spending 6 hours a day on that wonderful CPM machine! Home health and PT start coming to my house on Tuesday and I have my first post-op visit with my doctor tomorrow. Today has been a fairly good day. First two days home were so hard. I felt so bad! It doesn't to seem fair at all to have all these other painful joints involved when you're trying to get over one very painful replacement! That hit me like a lightning bolt the other day. No wonder the pain is so involved..... I'm trying to do everything the doc says and no more! I'm sure there will be good days and bad days.
My next remicade infusion is the 28th. I wonder how all that is going to work with all these extra medications I'm on for my knee replacement. I guess we'll see.... One day at a time, rght?
If I don't get to post again, I hope everyone has a lovely holiday with lots of good family, friends and good food! Treasure each other!
Hi all! Things are moving right along! I see my doc again on Thursday, the 4th, and will probably be starting outpatient PT after that. That freaks me out a little bit! I've had so many surgeries (6) on this knee and have had good and not-so-good PT. So, I'm hoping for the "really good" PT for this time!! I just hate the bicycle! I can handle everything except the bicycle! I think that is truly the devil's element of torture! I'm still using my walker. I really want to "graduate" to a cane but I'm just not strong enough yet. I did have my Remicade infusion yesterday so that should help my other joints. Hopefully, I can move away from the walker soon! I know this probably sounds stupid but, people really look at you strangely. Today when my Mom and I were out, people would stop and move away from me....like there was some big thing wrong with me just because I was using a walker. I don't know...it really makes you stop and think......
Anyway, Kate, Hang in there! Patience, sitting still, and daytime television are all issues with me as well. I am still on medical leave and everyone goes back to school/work next week. I'm supposed to be doing that but I still have a couple of weeks or so before I can go back to work. I know physically I'm not ready to go back but my mind thinks I am! Also, my Mom leaves to go home tomorrow. She's been here since I went into the hospital.
Nicole, I had general anesthesia with a nerve block on my leg so the first two days after surgery I couldn't feel my leg at all! I had a different doctor but had surgery at the same hospital where I had my first TKR. They said they've been experimenting with pain relief and what is best. I had an epidural the first time. Keep me posted on your upcoming surgery.
Yalinda, as always thanks for your caring thoughts!
I hope you all have a Happy, Happy New Year!!!! And thanks again for everything!
where do u have more osteo which part of your body did u hear about generalized osteo is possible to have all the joint affected by osteo?
regards waiting for your replay