Hi everyone, well i had my knee op last Wednesday, i was at the hospital for 7.15am and was lying on the op table at 8.30am so i didnt have long to wait thank goodness, all went well, i had a spinal anesthetic which i would reccomend, yes i could hear what was going on and when the surgeon was drilling or hammering but i felt like it was happening to someone else, and i had a nurse by my side all the time giving me a running commentry. By 11am i was back on the ward drinking tea and eating toast which was much appreciated, the rest of the day was blood pressure, temperature, and pain killers every couple of hours. Not a very good nights sleep as you can immagine, with other patients ringing bells and lights flashing, and being woken every hour by the nurses ! Thursday was busy with the physio, started with a walking frame then went on to crutches, once i could walk and do a step the physio said i was doing ok so that when the surgeon came to do his rounds he said i could go home, i had to ask him twice to repeat it as i had only had major surgery the day before !! After another night of sleeplessness i just wanted my own bed, so Friday morning my husband came to take me home.
Now 4 days after the op i am still very painful but doing the exercises and still get very tired which i'm not sure is from the op or from RA,
I must say that i was well looked after in hospital all the nurses were wonderful i can not praise them enough.
I hope this will help anyone who is having this done shortly.