Ahhhhhhhh that first bath after surgery.......wonderful feeling.....
Glad you got out to go for Sunday lunch, even if it was at mother-in-law's
only joking, I'm sure yours is wonderful....tee hee, the old ones are the worst, jokes I mean, not the MIL! Quarter of a mile is a long way when your knee is in post-op pain mode, not surprised it was sloooooow.
I'm not too bad thanks for asking. I had an arthroscopy in early August last year (NHS) after months of knee troubles. Found grade 3/4 patella-femoral arthritis (not much cartilage left under knee cap and in the groove it sits in). They cleaned it up and took biopsies, which were clear. That should have been that for a while anyway, I was sent to physio etc. Problem was, the pain was just awful, I couldn't do anything much at all, no-one could understand why I was still in so much pain. Then I started getting weird colours on my knee, purples and reds and oranges and blues, and sometimes it felt really cold, other times very hot and it burned. I saw my OS for another follow-up and he felt my knee, which was obligingly freezing cold, frowned, checked a few things, asked some pointed questions, and announced that he suspected I had CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome). That was confirmed by my GP, another OS there, and my hydro physio. It's a complicated thing, but basically your sympathetic nerve system (controls sensation, sweating, temp, skin colour, hair growth, pain) goes haywire and over-reacts to something, and then stays in a hyperactive state. Horrible thing. Very painful, painful most of the time in fact! Oh well. I've had it for over a year now, so it's unlikely to just go away, so I have to live with it and get on with things. Ha, easier said than done! I'm on meds to take away some of the nerve pain, so it's ok. Unfortunately it's spread to my left foot and up my thigh, which is not ok. Grr. You did ask
Keep that knee moving now, that loss of flexion must have been scary - as you say, considering it was only two days, that's pretty quick, eek. Sulking tho.....lol, don't be too hard on yourself - it's a difficult time, the odd setback is understandable!