Hi had a TKR on my right knee 4 weeks ago. Am progressing very well First week did not sleep very well got Tramadol from the Doctor but stopped taking it after a week making me light headed back to coedine phosphate, Paracetamol and Ibuprofen. Am now sleeping a lot better found Nytol a great help and managing 6-7 hrs a night. Found sleeping on settee with 2 pillows under leg helpful. Am trying to cut down on pain killlers to minimum.
I am also walking without crutches and managed 10 minutes on the bike with the Physio. I found the secret is to do exactly what the physio tells you and push yourself to your pain threshold every day.Go for short walks and make sure you bend the joint when walking it will hurt a little at first but becomes easier each day. I seem to be one of the lucky ones but if you are determined enough you will succeed but you have to work at it and as they say no pain no gain. Hope this helps and stick at it you will reap the rewards in the coming months