Cloudy with a Chance of Pain
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I'm New here, Knee replaced Friday 20th May!

Hi All,

Have had on going problems with osteoarthritis for approx 2.5 years in right knee only. Recently put on waiting list for a replacement under NHS. Phone call 09:30 Friday 20th May "We've had a cancellation can you come in today!" Full knee replacement Friday afternoon, discharged Sunday 22nd.

Now hurts a lot, any advice/tips that anyone else has found beyond the ice pack and exercise as advised by the professionals?

Cheers David

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Hope you recover well.

It is a really really painful op and to be honest the more you learn in hospital from the physios the easier it can be.

I was lucky and was allowed physios to the house for up to 6 weeks which were vital.

Keep on top of pain killers and keep doing the exercises however much they hurt and you don't want to the better the bend you can achieve now the better you will progress in the future. I have had both knees replaced one in 2009 the other 6 months. Later so am a bit of a way out now.

It does get easier and actually when the clips/sutures whatever are removed the easier it is.

Take care


Hi david1951

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? It is wonderful to make your acquaintance.

I am so genuinely sorry to read of how you have suffered and struggled and I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you