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by Petal
Wed May 11, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Total Knee Replacement
Topic: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?

Thank you. doing well I think at 5 weeks. have really decent flexation- over 115 degrees and good straight leg. only real issue is extreme swelling when weight bare which is rather painful. Physios have started me on hydrotherapy once a week to try and reduce that but say it will go eventually anyho...
by Petal
Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Total Knee Replacement
Topic: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?

3 weeks into knee replacement now. still on pain meds as its still very painful although better then it was. I actually only woke up with pain 3 times last night which is a massive improvement as had been awake at least every hour earlier in recovery. getting more range of motion every day. I now un...
by Petal
Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Total Knee Replacement
Topic: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?

o and my hip and ankle pain which has bothered me for years has vanished.. amazing
by Petal
Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Total Knee Replacement
Topic: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?

knee op done. 8 days ago now. anaesthetic was great -had general anaesthetic and surgeon was bloody miracle worker. my knee which previously tried to knock my other knee is now straight- I have a straight leg for first time, range of motion is great, over 90 degrees already. he did super job on it. ...
by Petal
Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Total Knee Replacement
Topic: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?

one week and one day till surgery!! cannot wait- my knee is hurting so bad right now. and hip from walking crooked with knee. have been busy organising house/poultry so everything is easy care for when I am not able to do it. have just dug out my raised padded stool for leg elevation as I suspect my...
by Petal
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Anaesthetics spinal or general
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Re: Anaesthetics spinal or general

Thank you everyone. panic over! I called, the policy is they prefer spinal but they can see no reason why I can not have a general given my fear of spinal. such a relief! The doctor I spoke to yesterday was so determined that spinal was the way and apparently nope it is not-not if you have aversion ...
by Petal
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Anaesthetics spinal or general
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Re: Anaesthetics spinal or general

thank you. I will call secretary when calmed down in a few days. I am having panic attacks after this and feel ill I need to calm first. I really am utterly phobic about needles in spine. I am also in a lot of pain after being on leg so much today which is not helping It was presented to me today by...
by Petal
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Anaesthetics spinal or general
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Re: Anaesthetics spinal or general

To be honest the awake during surgery does not worry me. Its the awake during needle in spine I have an issue with. I have always had a phobia of needles in spines, don't mind anywhere else just leave spine alone. I don't care how many millions of people have it done - they are brave and I am not. w...
by Petal
Tue Mar 15, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Anaesthetics spinal or general
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Re: Anaesthetics spinal or general

it appears its light sedation After epidural - wide awake for needle in spine and was suggested to bring in music to listen to for during surgery!!! nope not happening. I get knocked out or no opp. I'm scared of being paralysed by spinal injection and no amount of soft music is going to make that ap...
by Petal
Tue Mar 15, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Anaesthetics spinal or general
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Re: Anaesthetics spinal or general

o and the hospital I am going to did manage to paralyse a man giving him an epidural 10 years ago.....
I trust my surgeon but I am v v nervous of epidural idea
by Petal
Tue Mar 15, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Anaesthetics spinal or general
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Anaesthetics spinal or general

Just been for my preopp appointment for knee surgery and they are talking about an epidural Anaesthetic rather then a general Anaesthetics. apparently the decision will be taken on day of surgery. I have a real fear of needles into spine. not bothered about them anywhere else but I have a fear of ep...
by Petal
Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Total Knee Replacement
Topic: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?

Thank you Dave, that is encouraging. I am excitedly nervous over whole thing so keen to do everything right. I have got my weight down in preparation for surgery and am not going to leave anything to chance as this knee has been giving me grief for 10 years and I am looking forward to it being bette...
by Petal
Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Total Knee Replacement
Topic: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?

Thank you Victster, I think you are right, having read through all that & found my hospitals guide going to have to pressgang in a bit of help. rather unkeen husband will have to sort my hens. I am booked into Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham and really shocked its come round quickly as the...
by Petal
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: KNEE ARTHRITIS - Total Knee Replacement
Topic: post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

post knee replacement how much exercise is ok?

I have a date for knee replacement- early April. I need this to work, I do not want to wreck it after surgery. thus I am asking if I do too much will I ruin the implant? Just how careful do I have to be after surgery and for how many weeks? I have hens that need twice daily care which involves walki...
by Petal
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads)
Topic: Risk of cortisone injections?
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: Risk of cortisone injections?

I've had 4 steroid injections into my knee. First one was super and lasted a couple of months, others variable results- I suspect it depends in part on whether it is in exactly the right spot which is a hard judgement call. I too was warned they can damage cartilage but mine was already ruined/mostl...

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