Six weeks post op and ready to sign off

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Hi All,

I want to end on a positive note as I’m leaving this forum. I am six weeks post op from a left total knee replacement and patella tomorrow. All I can say is that my own personal experience has been a positive one and I want to give the other side of the story to those pre op.

The first two weeks were tough, week three is when it turned around. I started driving again, went to the supermarket and went back to work part time. I reduced my pain meds, got rid of the crutches and started getting my life back. Pre op I made sure I was as fit as possible for the surgery, I did my prehab and I am sure that helped speed up my recovery. Getting back to normal as soon as possible also helped – when you are living your life you have less time to focus on your knee, you just get on with it.

I have one more physio on Wednesday and I am seeing my surgeon on Saturday to schedule the right tkr. I can only recommend anyone who needs this operation to fully commit to it and just go for it. I was determined that I would have a quick, positive recovery and that is what I have had.

I wish everyone on here all this best for their recovery and hope anyone pre op can take something from this. I was inspired by a lady who told me is her great recovery and if one person gets the same from this post then my work is done

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I am also due to have my surgery next week ,but i fear it may be cancelled as i have a bad dose of bronchitis which i am struggling to get over. ….I’m praying that I’ll recover by Friday …..best of luck,,,,we may be recovering the same time ,,,I hope!

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How wonderful to hear how well you’ve done. It really is good to hear a positive story.

It is also good to be pain free isn’t it!

I wish you well for the future, but sorry we’re losing you.

Maybe you can dip in from time to time to recount your story to new people.??

Take care

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Hope the 2nd one gives you the same fabulous results. Take care of the new equipment and enjoy your pain free life

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I was a bit of a freak pre op – I was actually looking forward to the surgery as the bone on bone pain I was suffering was simply vile. I figured that the sooner I had my op, the sooner I started my recovery and could get on with the rest of my life.

Go at it with the attitude that you will have a great positive recovery and I hope that helps you.

I would be a great fan of worrying if it every changed anything but it doesn’t so just concentrate on the positive and how great it will be when you have the benefit of a fantastic new knee!

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