Pain after surgery Day 3...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ok for those of you who don't know I had orthoscopic knee surgery on the 17th that was 2 days ago, I had a cyst under my knee and a torn meniscus and frayed cartlaige with floating particals in my I had the doctor fix it with removing all the bad stuff and hope that it would make me feel better... The doctor told me that I should be able to walk on it the same day and yes I cn but what he didn't tell me is that I wouldn't be able to bend my knee when I walk and that I would being a some pain that it just makes you want to sit down and cry after walking from the bedroom to the bathroom...

I don't knlow if this is normal and if not then what should I do to fix it...I feel like there is something in my knee that is stoping me from bending it and I don't know if it was something that I did or something went wrong...I just don't know, all I can say is as it stands or lack there of I am stuck on my very comfy cough with my hubbys computer ad my kindel to do nother because it is realy hard to walk if you can't even bend...

Please to everyone out there that readsthis if youhave any kind of faith please send me healing prays because I need them. Like always Keep Spreading the Spark... andnever forget emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Sending prayers for immediate relief & a full, quick recovery.
    3197 days ago
    The doctor should have explained what is serious complications and what is 'normal after surgery' problems. I suggest calling the doctor's office and speaking to a nurse and/or leaving a message for the doctor about the issues you're having. It might just be swelling, but it could be something more. They will know what's normal and what's serious and will be able to advise you.

    Never be afraid to call a doctor and ask questions!

    I, myself, have often called and 'just checked'. In some cases everything was fine and it set my mind at ease, but on a few occasions my body reacted very abnormally and they needed to do something to correct the complications.
    3198 days ago
    There will be swelling which can make it hard to bend. Ice ice ice! Keep it elevated. Use your crutches if you need them. Change your bandages. Take your meds/tylenol before the pain is too bad. If it does not get any better, if you have fever or if the swelling gets more than it is now, then you go to emergency...however it will be about 6 weeks until you are back to "normal". Walking means "putting weight on it" which is important as are the leg lifts and any other exercises you were given. You can do this! At least you can't walk to the fridge! LOL. Breath. It is a whole lot worse when you get a knee replacement but they really pull your leg about and the poor thing gets bruised. Be nice to it for a couple more days. YOur doctor should have told you how long it would be before you would be bending your knee. If you have any questions just call your doctor's office. The nurse may be able to answer your questions. That kind of support is absolultely part of your treatment so don't hesitate to call. They don't like you to worry!
    3198 days ago
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