Well I'm 11 days post total knee replacement, on Monday I saw the GP as my RA was flaring & I felt rough! The Dr gave me some steroids which seems to have helped.
Then yesterday I woke up with my ankle & foot swollen, so I "iced" it, put on a toe to groin tubigrip, elevated it, yet carried on exercising it.
However today the ankle & foot was still swollen so contacted the GP for another appointment! Saw him & he referred me to the hospital.
So I've spent most of the afternoon down there & been diagnosed with a DVT! They were very impressed with the hospital where I had the surgery as they routinely give a heparin injection before major surgery. I've already had one 12 years a go as well as a subarrachnoid haemorrhage!
They are going to raise an incident form to try to get the hospital to improve their services!!!
I was just given aspirin to take for a month, no TED stockings, I had some blowly up things on after surgery except the forgot to turn them on for 6 hours!
So it will be interesting to see what they say at my check up appointment on Tuesday!