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Six Months after a Total Knee Replacement

Where has the time gone? It’s been six months to the day that my total knee replacement surgery took place. Where am I? Well, here goes…

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.

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