Hi my favorite readers! Well, something great happened today. It is five months after a total knee replacement. I will consider this improvement as part of my five months post tkr update.
I was icing my knee after an hour long walk when I noticed something. I could see the outline of my kneecap (patella)! That means that my swelling is starting to go down, and I could actually feel my knee cap for the first time since my tkr surgery.
To reiterate, even though it is five months after my tkr, I still need to use the RICE procedure. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. I do this regularly.
My flexibility is around 100 after my joint replacement. This was approximately the extent before my tkr. I was told this prior to my surgery. I have no problem with it at all.
Back to being able to view my kneecap…It’s amazing how the small things in life can be so important. 🙂
There is still a ways to go with my total knee replacement recuperation, but….woohoo!! Hope this helps others going through the same thing five months after a total knee replacement.
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