I have been asked this question many times but have found it hard to explain in those early months. Ultimately, you will never actually get it till you have one, but here’s my best attempt at explaining what it’s like.
I have spent most of my knee injury journey putting a positive spin on things, so when I received accusatory comments online in response to my 7 month update suggesting I had faked the knee replacement, you can imagine my response!
OMG that guy I was chatting to a few weeks ago at knee class.. who told me magic things happen around the 5-6 week mark.. well he was right!! Plus, I discovered today while waiting for knee class to start.. there's something else I could do that I had no idea about! And.. here's how the physio flexion assessment went this week. 🤞🏻
It's fair to say that this last month has been the most challenging of my life. That might sound dramatic, but I am being sincere. The pain associated with a knee replacement is off the chart and cannot truly be described or fully appreciated unless you have been through the operation yourself. Add to this an intolerance to all opiate pain meds, and you can only begin to appreciate the challenges that I have faced.
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exactly 1 month post op. Today was a day of two halves. It started down low and finished a bit more positive, I'll explain why sunny days get me down when you'd expect it to be the opposite. Leg lifts still elude me as the blessed quad refuses to wake up, so here's what I'm doing about it.