I hope to embark on a cross country trek in a camper van a couple of months after surgery. I am otherwise reasonably healthy and will do all the physical therapy it takes to rehab. Is this a reasonable goal? BTW, surgery will be on the right leg, used for the accelerator and the brake. I understand that swelling may continue for some time, but I can deal with that, I think. . .
19 Sep 2011
Please take time for healing and with the physio that is needed on your own as well as with a therapist, I think you should wait on the trip and see how the healing goes. I had a total replacement on my right knee on March 14th and didn't try driving for 3 months. I did have problems with swelling and had difficulty in sitting in one place for any length of time and every seat is different from chairs, sofas to the toilet. I had an hour and half drive to the doctor and it wasn't until after 5 months before I could make the trip without a stop in between. I realize that I have had concerns that not everyone has so you may be good to go but I think 2 months is just too soon.
19 Apr 2010
I had a good friend of mine who went through both knees replaced not at the same time. But after the first she was a changed person. IT doesn't hurt anymore! The technology is refined now and you should have great recovery if there are no other factors. Wow To not have pain. What a concept. It does take time for recovery though, take your time, best wishes to you.
19 Sep 2011
I had knee replacement surgery on aug 4 th. Im not trying to be neg but it was the most painful experiance i have ever had and ive had kids. My recovery so far is hard. I do my p.t. religiously. I did have extra swelling though. I also had a hard time sitting in chairs. Another risk is blood clots. I would at least wait 3 to 4 mts if u have a good outcome. But everyone is diff.
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