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Post by Caryll on Sun May 15, 2016 4:19 pm

Took Dempsey for his afternoon walk. Luckily my oh came as well.

Fell over - just caught my toe on a slightly raised paving stone & down I went! First time since the operation!

It was SO difficult to get up, even with my oh helping!

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Re: Bit shaky...

Post by Lorraine on Sun May 15, 2016 7:45 pm

Poor you! Hope you've recovered now.
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Re: Bit shaky...

Post by LyndaW on Sun May 15, 2016 8:58 pm

Oh Caryll, I completely understand how you feel.

We've had similar operations and although you're much younger than me, a crashing fall (especially onto a hard surface) is NOT fun.

Of course you feel shaky (and maybe bruised and sore tomorrow although I hope not).

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Re: Bit shaky...

Post by Caryll on Mon May 16, 2016 10:31 am

Strangely enough, I've no aches & pains this morning (other than a grazed elbow - I'll get over it), but standing up again was a nightmare. A really sweet gentleman on the other side of the road offered to help, but we managed in the end. Other than him, though, there was nobody around. If I'd been on my own I don't know what I would have done - quite scary, really. The knee is still so stiff that I can't get any real purchase with it as I can't get it directly underneath me if you see what I mean.

Ah, well, it had to happen! I've always had a reputation for falling over, even when I haven't been two sheets to the wind! laughing

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Re: Bit shaky...

Post by LyndaW on Wed May 18, 2016 7:40 pm

Sorry I missed this Caryll - I've been stricken with mega-migraine! sad

I hope you're feeling a lot better now.

Kuchar quite often pulls me over - he's in the prime of his life and strong as a horse, and I'm ..... not.

I find that if I fall flat on my back I'm like a stranded beetle, and the only thing to do is to roll over onto all fours. Then it's a question of levering oneself onto the arms and trying to get the knees to co-operate with a bit of desperate lurching. It's painful and undignified and involves some drunken staggering about, but if there is no-one around to help then there's no-one to witness the embarrassment!

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Re: Bit shaky...

Post by Caryll on Thu May 19, 2016 10:15 am

Trouble is, Lynda, I just can't get the left knee under me enough to lever myself up. I don't particularly care about being undignified, I just physically cannot do it.

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Post by Hayley on Thu May 19, 2016 10:53 pm

aw sorry to hear that caryll, hope youre ok
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Post by LyndaW on Fri May 20, 2016 8:28 pm

Caryll wrote:Trouble is,  Lynda,  I just can't get the left knee under me enough to lever myself up.  I don't particularly care about being undignified,  I just physically cannot do it.

I remember that stage Caryll - I could only get up by levering up by something, or by using my right leg only. But it WILL pass, it really will!
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Re: Bit shaky...

Post by Caryll on Mon May 23, 2016 8:03 am

LyndaW wrote:
Caryll wrote:Trouble is,  Lynda,  I just can't get the left knee under me enough to lever myself up.  I don't particularly care about being undignified,  I just physically cannot do it.

I remember that stage Caryll - I could only get up by levering up by something, or by using my right leg only.  But it WILL pass, it really will!

Hope so - I just don't know why the knee won't bend, that's the worst part of it!

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Post by LyndaW on Mon May 23, 2016 7:37 pm

Caryll, recovery from knee replacement takes a lot, lot longer than "they" lead you to believe, as I discovered myself. I was really daft - I read on-line that one could go back to work after 6 weeks. Well, I don't work any more but imagined that I would be running around like Mo Farrah by then, and my disappointment took a long time to recover from.

What does your physio say about the knee-bending?
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Re: Bit shaky...

Post by Caryll on Wed May 25, 2016 11:49 am

LyndaW wrote:  I was really daft - I read on-line that one could go back to work after 6 weeks.  Well, I don't work any more but imagined that I would be running around like Mo Farrah by then, and my disappointment took a long time to recover from.

laughing laughing I never ran like that in the first place! I went back to work after 2 & a half weeks, but my job isn't strenuous or demanding.

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What does your physio say about the knee-bending?  

Not a lot, to be honest. I won't be seeing her again, at least until after I've seen the surgeon again (July, if I remember rightly). But she was really surprised by it not bending more than it does. She also couldn't think why it would still be quite as swollen as it still is, although the surgeon says it isn't unusual.

Just a "wait & see" job, I think!

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Re: Bit shaky...

Post by LyndaW on Wed May 25, 2016 11:56 pm

Everyone's different Caryll. My knee bent quite quickly back to what it should do, but 2 years later it is still weaker than I would have hoped.

A knee replacement is a complicated thing. If the dreadful pain at night is less (and becoming lesser as I have found) then that is a huge help in itself.

To be fair, my surgeon did tell me more than once and in words of one syllable that the main aim of a knee replacement was to reduce pain, which eventually it has for me.

So yes, it's quite early days yet Caryll, so don't despair! hug
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