Where does the time go? It’s hard to believe that it’s been nine months
since my total knee replacement. There have been many changes since
the surgery, with all of them being the result of regular exercise.
My leg with the bionic knee can be lifted up sideways without any
discomfort. To better describe this movement: while laying on my
side, I can lift my leg up. This was impossible up until about 3
I still have difficulties going up and down stairs. It is getting
better, however. My knee is still too stiff the comfortable go
downstairs without my having pain.
pain: The overall knee pain is 100% better than before my total
knee replacement (tkr). The pain is simply from my muscles getting
“back in shape”.
It’s easier to get in and out of cars. At first, it was very painful
to accomplish maneuvering this. Now, my knee is still not bending
fully, but it’s much better.
Usually, there is no pain walking. If there is pain, it is from my
damaged nerve caused from the bone spur that’s now gone.
I still need to elevate my leg onto a pillow when sleeping at night.
Even though I can go for awhile without doing this, eventually, it
will be painful enough to require elevation. No big deal.
My leg can be easily lifted up while laying on my back. This was impossible for quite some time.
My knee is still swollen, but less than it has been. Some days are
better than others. After exercising, the swelling increases. Icing
helps with this.
I’ll think of some more and add them later….