Total Knee Replacement Recovery-SO WORTH IT!
Monday, February 17, 2020
Well, it's been 2.5 weeks since my first of two TKR surgeries. And I am SO glad I am doing this! The first few days were painful and difficult, but since then, I have followed all of the physical therapy exercises and done everything the doctor instructed-ice for 20 min hourly, and walk for 5-10 min hourly-and it is going great! Aside from PT appointments, I am off the narcotics. (I will say the PT is challenging, but it's working!) :)
I'm up to 5000 steps a day and have been eating really healthy! I've lost 8 pounds in the last 3 weeks and most days I don't even have pain or discomfort until the evening. That's with only taking Tylenol. I still have a ways to go to get full range of motion back and for all the swelling to go down completely, but I cannot wait until I am fully healed so I can regain full mobility and be truly active again!
If you need knee surgery, do not fear it, it will change your life for the better and it will be less pain than you have now!!