Next "Leg" on the Journey
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In the blink of an eye, it's been 2 weeks since my total knee replacement surgery and I'm leaving rehab tomorrow. I have spent much of this time under the influence of some lovely pain meds, not a good thing to rely on long term, but they really help in this type of situation.
I wish there were vicodin in a creme or gel form so that I could just massage it into the painful places on my knee.
When I first left the hospital on the 3rd day after surgery, on a scale of 1-10, my pain was about a 14. Little by little I started using and bending my knee on my own and now the pain is down to around a 5 or 6 at worst. After a good workout, it will be a little more, but it calms down pretty quickly with ice. The PT's & OT's here work me fairly hard, which is really good for me. They keep you really busy here. I've met all my goals, including stairs and walking 100 ft with a cane.
Thanks to everyone who kept me in their prayers...
Photo is not for those with a weak stomach!!