... is better. I just want my life back. I also had a bad fall due to my knee and I am 3 weeks post op complete rotator cuff repair. Of course no more pain meds , just ice and prayer. Any suggestions on long term exercises that would help. What about using a TENS unit?
I am at seven months post op from my first TKR. I can tell you there is light at what seems to be a long and dark tunnel. Although I wouldn't describe my knee as feeling pain, it was more of a constant 24/7 feeling of swelling, tightness, numbness all jumbled together. Right at the six month mark, the swelling, etc. finally started to reduce enough to the point where it wasn't at the forefront of my mind and I can deal with it a bit better now, and can walk at a more balanced and somewhat faster pace. I do janitorial work for a living and took off four months from work and have been back to work since May 2017 on modified (light) duty. It seems there is much they don't tell you about how severe, physically and mentally, this recovery is going to be. I kind of found out through talking to others at my PT appointments just how complex this all is. Everyone keeps saying keep hanging in there and doing the exercises, elevate and ice, it will get better. I have realized I have had to dig deep to keep finding the mental and physical strength to get through this. So sorry to hear you had the fall and the cuff repair, uff. that's tough! Keep hanging in there. I'm getting ready to get the other knee done in a few weeks, it's been a rough year, but I have faith the outcome and the temporary suffering is going to be worth it. Keep me posted on your progress here. Hope you get better soon!
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