Hi everyone. Where has the time gone? It’s been six months to the day that my tkr surgery took place. Where am I? Well, here is my six months post tkr update:
I can walk up stairs without any joint pain. The speed will come. I still take my time.
I can walk distances without joint pain.
I can slowly walk downstairs. It is still painful in my tissues and muscles. This is a very slow process.
My knee is still swollen.
After sitting at a desk, my leg is swollen from knee to toe. I elevate it as soon as possible.
Some of my scar is starting to turn white.
A portion of my 10″ scar is purplish in color.
I have control over my leg muscles, this is quite an accomplishment from day one.
My femoral block punctures are completely healed.
I still need to increase my knee flexibility.
Everyone has different rates of recuperation, but I am surprised my knee is still swollen after six months. That’s all, no big deal.
The decrease in my pain level, however, is tremendous.
Hope this helps others going through the same thing.
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