I may be moving slow, but I am moving! Last Monday 8/4 I had total knee replacement of my left knee. Warning, there are a few pictures of my knee bandaged and also the staples. The surgery went very well, and my three nights in the hospital were fine, yes it was scary to get up on my new knee the first time..but it gets easier each time now.
I came home Thursday and in a flat bed finding a comfy position hasn’t been fun. Another thing that is getting better. I slept longer periods of time last night, needing to get up for the bathroom much less.
My pain is minimal, I’m already taking less pain meds than I was prescribed, stretching the time out more and more.
My big job is Physical Therapy, and good lord moving this knee in new ways can wear me out!! It doesn’t help that I really don’t have a good knee, so I just keep working both knees…building the muscles around the knee. I have Home Health Care PT and nursing now, not sure for how long, but I hope to be driving next week and able to get to my own PT.
Reading….what is reading? Drugs make you drowsy and goofy and I haven’t even attempted reading until today. I have missed it, there is a lot of crap on TV.
Need a semi social media break? Have surgery….I feel like I’ve checked in a little, but for me, I didn’t really want to talk to anyone…ha ha.
Pictures of my last week!!!!
Knee covered after they removed cotton and bandage, then after gel bandage came off.
High tech ice pack machine is the bomb! current bandage on leg
Flowers, the sunflowers are from my #Hashtag Reading buddies….women who are there for me through thick and thin!! They also sent me a hospital survival box. :).
Thanks for all the best wishes and prayers, I’ve felt them all around me!!