I am due to have a total knee replacement in January and am wondering exactly how mobile you are on arriving home. I know you have to be able to go up and down stairs before you go home but really that is not a test of how mobile you are.
I live on my own and am concerned that, together with my RA stiffness and pain, I am going to have problems in the first few days of coming out of hospital.
Can you put weight on the leg with the new joint or do you have to hop along on crutches?
How do you lie in bed? I am unable to lie on my back and wonder if it is possible to lay on your side at first.
Any tips on carrying items if I have to use 2 crutches.
Any advice or information would be appreciated. Thanks.