One week post-op and I am alive to tell the tale. Overall I am doing well but I have decided that TKR – Total Knee Replacement must be similar to child birth. The pain is quickly forgotten in retrospect. That must be the case because I totally do not remember having this pain a year ago with my other TKR. I know that I never cried at physical therapy before, but that is exactly what I did at my first home session on Monday. My PT is as nice as can be but he totally reminds me of a retired marine drill sergeant. He is built like a bulldog and sports a totally bald head. He ask often if I am doing ok, but does not let up on pushing me to do one more heel slide. He is intense and totally
the meanest most serious of all the PT’s I have worked with. I know he is just what I need to push past this pain, I just wish it was more of the “licked on by kittens” pain instead of the “my leg was just sawn in half” type of pain.
To help get past this “feel sorry for myself” phase I decided to look back at one of my pinterest boards created just for occasions like this. The board is titled, “Things that make me smile!” and here are a few items included.
To see all the things on this board you can follow it here:
You can be sure I will be looking at this Board many times over the next few weeks. If you can think of other items that will make me smile, please send them my way. I need all the help I can get!
7 thoughts on “A week out”
Glad to hear one week down. I felt pretty crappy until the end of week 3. I took every pain pill I could and I did cry at PT too. Keep your chin and keep icing your knee. Take care.
Thanks Judy, it is good to know others have survived all this!
Big Hugs!!! I know how it feels! And I also knows how it is to forget pain. Amazing isn’t it? You’ll be good as new though and I look forward to hearing you over the hump!
Thanks Laura, it gets a little better each day!
I’m so glad Theresa. Soon you will be kicking up your heels! Or knees. lol
Hugs!! You CAN do this!!
Lets call Kindra and tell her to send more pictures.