:)Just a quick six month follow up. Time flies!! I went to the OS back in January and I don't have to go back until six months. Which will be just around the year mark. Totally do not need pain killers. I do take Celebrex once in a blue moon. Oddly enough I still get weather pains in this left knee only.
Pain there is a bit of tenderness still on the LCL , quad, I will say that it is so minimal compared to the legacy of pain I have had since 2005 when I started my knee journey under the nickname of knee deep in goo.
I think I cried each day for a year with my right knee before my Right knee was replaced. My left knee was not so traumatic . well it is pretty sh*tty that I was 36 with my right knee replacement and 42 with my left knee replacement. I no longer grit my teeth when walking, Infact I find myself with a big old smile at times to be finally walking pain free.
I was glued up both times.. My personal experience ask your doc to do it..why bother with staples
Go for the femoral block..you will not regret it.. Even if you get zapped while they are blocking the nerve it is far better than being in pain post op feeling you got hit by eight buses , it is called q ball ..ask for it . You will not be sorry.
And well if your ITB and LCL hurt get a shot on in the hip and LCL .. It is not fu. To have ITB LCL pain months after surgery... Lidocaine cures most all random pains post op past four months
The first three months say yes to drugs!!!!! Never feel bad if you need them for pain.
I was on pain meds for many years and when the pain stopped I was fine .. Sure it took a few cortisone shots to get me sorted out post op and that part is unsettling to be at 3 months post op with soft tissue issues
So if anyone has any lateral side pain post op, it is a huge patience game.... Knees will let you down each time when you expect them to obey !!!
The brIght side is 2005 to 2013 I think I am finally sorted out!!!