I had a knee replacement one month ago, and thankfully, so far, so good. Still having pain around the incision and the sides of my knee. The MD told me its normal and will subside fairly soon and said it differs with everyone. I just wondered if surgical pain post-op is prolonged or intensified by my fibro. I have had major surgeries before and I don't remember it lasting this long, or being this intense. Still having to take narcs, but now not as often. So, has anyone had any experience with surgical pain and fibro, and if so, what have you noticed, if anything? Thanks
I know that with fibro everyone is different. I have had breast cancer surgeries and gallbladder surgery and each time it has taken me longer than most people to recover because my fibro would get worse. My fibro also gets worse from illness, injury, allergy attack and even sunburn. According to my doctor, anything that makes my immune system fire itself up also makes my fibro fire up. Don't get discouraged. It may take longer but it won't last forever. Good luck.
I had my right knee replaced in 2008 and I'm having my other one done in December.
I recovered pretty fast I was in the pool at 3 weeks and I think that really helped speed up my recovery. It still aches in the muscles which is fibro but all in all I had less pain after 4 weeks than I had before surgery.
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