... returning to a normalcy. Any comments on your own bilateral surgery would be great.
Hi Chef I had both my knees replaced last year July 11th.went home the next day after walking. I had someone with me for 5 days after the surgery then I was alone with my 2 dogs. Idk how much help your going to have afterwards.
If you have worked out prior to surgery it helps a lot after surgery. What I did was replace my toilet to a taller one, made sure my kitchen was stocked up with food. Didn’t touch much.
After surgery,moving , icing my knees and physical therapy, (I did not have in home PT I took an Uber). take your pain meds. Bedtime is the worse but it get better ( keep ice handy)
stretch and bend your knees. do the exercises that are given to you, afterwards bend your knees as much as possible. Because I was alone I had no choice but to do the things normally someone would help you with. If you have stairs my only advice is to go slow and work through the pain. I did not use my walker.
I returned to work 3 months later ( could not drive until the Dr gave the ok) started working out again 6 months later and now I’m jogging, weight lifting ( slow process still) keep stretching to get the bend in your knee to go back to almost normal. I can almost touch my butt with my heel. This was the best thing I ever did.
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