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Progress Update #14

Sunday, April 30, 2017

I have mixed feelings about the amount of time it has taken for my leg muscles and scar tissue to calm down after my Thursday physical therapy session. I know that some amount of pain during and after physical therapy is normal. The amount of pain I experienced Thursday, Friday and part of Saturday seems a bit over the top to me. In fact, it scared me. I've decided that I need to talk to my therapist this coming Tuesday, to hear her thoughts regarding my physical reaction to strength training. It may be that my reaction is just part of the process or it may be that I have more scarring than we realized and we may need to treat that along with the strength training.

I am almost at 14 weeks post op. I had complications and horrible wounds in several places on my body that nobody seems to be able to explain. The wounds have caused scarring and huge amounts of pain. I also have an unexplained numb spot in my lower leg. My doctors don't agree on what is causing the numbness and the throbbing pain in the area surrounding it when it is stressed.

This whole experience has been stressful for me. I find myself getting upset just talking about what happened. I'm tired of the whole thing - mentally drained, physically exhausted with no end in sight. I'd like answers and no answers are forthcoming. I'd like progress and my progress is spotty and painful. What a big mess!
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  • CHRIS3874
    That's terrible. I am so sorry for anyone to go through that (I have had injuries due to car accidents and work accidents) .Its a very good thing to share this with your physio and / or your GP as they should be able to give you some insight as to why this is happening and what they can do about it or at the very least they should be able to modify your programme of treatment.
    557 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    I'm sorry you are still experiencing pain.
    557 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I am so sorry for the pain~you have had enough of that to last your and my lifetimes! Prayers never have stopped from John and I though!
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    595 days ago
    Thank you for your support. The numb part around the knee, I know about. It's a numb area way down on my shin that worries me. My orthopedist blew it off as a swollen area. Well, now the swelling has gone down and the area is still numb and the part around it aches. My primary doctor named another nerve that is lower on my leg, in the area affected. He told me that we will watch it and if it doesn't get better within a couple of months, it will probably be permanent.
    596 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    so sorry to hear of your painful recovery...........
    healing is a very slow process and much patinece is needed to see it through........

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    596 days ago
  • no profile photo VROBBINS45
    I went through major knee surgery the pain is real have you tried ice packs after working your knee the numbness is cause they went through a nerve I was told to constantly massage numb area hard to fire up the nerves
    596 days ago
    Aww I'm sorry you are in so much pain and experiencing a lot of stress and frustration. I hope your healing gets better for you.
    596 days ago
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