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
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!
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!
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.??