It has been almost one year since my total knee replacement and a good night’s sleep is still nonexistent. I take that back. There was one night in which I slept the entire night. This was after eating a nice two-cup sized bowl of smoked salmon chowder. Maybe there is something special in the salmon, but it sure made for a memorable, and pleasurable, night’s sleep. It also was an unusual event.
Usually I wake up with extreme pain along the outside part of my bionic knee. As I have mentioned in other blog posts, I have excessive nerve damage caused by a former bone spur. There are different ways that I try to ease the pain, but it initially tells me that it’s there.
Prior to my total knee replacement, the damaged nerve pain was so bad that I needed crutches to walk. Now, it is not so lingering. The damaged nerve does, however, cause my foot to tingle at times. Very strange. I have read about others having the same concern, though.
Maybe this will help explain why I burst out into laughter over the strangest things. I’ll blame it on sleep deprivation, anyways.
Memories of sleep….lovely, sleep. 😕