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.