Thought I had better update everyone since I haven't posted in such a long time. I recently had a knee replacement of a knee replacement. This surgery was on March 6, 2015. The surgery went great, but wow...the pain I am having since is almost unbearable!! I was in the hospital from the day of surgery until Wednesday, March 11, on that day I was transferred to a rehab center to get the pain under control and for some intense inpatient physical therapy to help get the leg stronger. When I was in the hospital, the surgeon had me taking a 325mg aspirin twice a day as a blood thinner due to my history of having the APS antibodies in my blood, I was a little bit leery about only taking this. When I got to the rehab, my family doctor came to see me and he was horrified to see that. He immediately took me off the aspirin and put me on Lovinox shots twice a day, that made me feel a whole lot better. The shots continued for the 8 days I was in the rehab, when my doctor released me yesterday, he said as long as I agreed to walk as much as possible each day and continue with my outpatient physical therapy, I didn't have to continue with the shots. Does anyone else think he should have continued them for a while longer? I think he should have for at least a couple more weeks.
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