Well, it will be 3 weeks tomorrow since I had my new knee installed. I think it's all going well but I'm so frustrated & I'm not very patient. I've been doing the exercises but the knee flexion is by far the most difficult.
I had the staples out last Monday. (Whoever said that wouldn't hurt was telling porkies)! I would say that each staple removed was like a wasp sting. Yes, I know, I'm a wimp.
Nighttime is the worst. When I eventually get to sleep, I can guarantee that I will wake up after a couple of hours with my ankle throbbing. I know that I had Osteo in my ankle before but I'd have thought it would be the knee that woke me up!
One of my big concerns was cramp. I was talking to one of my doctors about it and she was surprised that I'd been struggling on for so long and not one medical professional had suggested a combined supplement of calcium, magnesium & zinc. I know we're not supposed to recommend or promote stuff on here so all I will say is, 'In my opinion, I have not had cramp since I started taking them'!!
Now I have another concern. When the anaesthetist was getting ready to insert the spinal injection, before the op, he said I'd got rather a curve in my spine. I did register this at the time but I didn't really think much about it.
I've had Osteo of the spine for years, spinal stenosis and had decompression surgery in 2012. I don't have osteoporosis and didn't have scoliosis!
Yesterday, after showering, I started to massage the base of my spine with Shea butter. I was horrified that my spine felt really curved. I called my husband and he agreed it didn't look right and that he had never noticed it before! I really didn't know that this could happen so quickly but it definitely wasn't curved before all my recent knee problems. Degenerative Scoliosis?
I admit to breaking down in tears at the thought of it but contacted the 'SOS' number for my back surgeon to see if I can get an appointment.
Happy Days. ToD xx