Total knee replacement done

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Butterflake
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   Posted 8/29/2017 4:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone. I had my total knee replacement yesterday. Everything went well except that I vomited during surgery. The team worked hard to aspirate trying to keep the vomit out of my lungs. I had a breathing treatment and many IV antibiotics which will stop this morning. I walked a little yesterday and today once I walk their course around the nurses some stairs I get to go home! Love Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogren's, Fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, anxiety; CVID (Common Variable Immunodeficiency); IVIG infusion monthly; Hypertension; Osteoarthritis of the spine, right knee, fingers, toes; Osteoporosis, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: Better living through chemistry

BreRosie
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   Posted 8/29/2017 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad your knee replacement went well!!! I hope your recovery goes quickly and that you're feeling better soon!

Lynnwood
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   Posted 8/29/2017 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for letting us know, so very glad things went well!!! Woo-hoo!
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Butterflake
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   Posted 9/2/2017 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone. I came home Tuesday afternoon. Hubby is home with me this week. A man from physical therapy has come twice. A machine was dropped off in which I place my leg 2 hours each day while it raises my knee to a certain degree, then lowers it flat and repeats.

I'm quite exhausted, sleep often, and using the bathroom is quite an ordeal. 3 times I didn't make it to the toilet in time. I've started 3 new meds, Percocet, xarelto, and nifedipine. My Raynauds became bad just days before surgery. One finger repeatedly turned purple down to the knuckle so my rheumy prescribed nifedipine. My orthopedic surgeon prescribed the xarelto to prevent blood clots post surgery and my pain management doc prescribed the Percocet. I have a fine red itchy rash so orthopedic prescribed a methylprednisolone taper pack yesterday. I'm so tired that it's nice to have some energy and the rash is already improving. Well I've rambled long enough. Thanks for reading this. Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogren's, Fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, anxiety; CVID (Common Variable Immunodeficiency); IVIG infusion monthly; Hypertension; Osteoarthritis of the spine, right knee, fingers, toes; Osteoporosis, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: Better living through chemistry

FW
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   Posted 9/6/2017 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear the surgery went well, Butterflake. Please rest often and don't overdue.
(Hugs)
Take care, Fran
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