My partial knee replacement is about three weeks old. My scar requires some odd, brand new technology in order to smooth it out and make it heal better. It’s a silicone based transparent sticky strip that spends days over my incision line. I can even shower with it on. I’m now out of the pain I was in prior to the surgery. I still have a little surgery pain but nothing like it was before they put in the replacement. Yeah for me! The surgery took all of 45 minutes and I woke up hungry so they allowed me to eat a sandwich. I’ve also taken steps to go to physical therapy.
All of this seems like a maze of insanity. I was put on Warfarin, a blood thinner, because you can get blood clots after a knee replacement. I have to take this medication daily, usually at night and I have to have it monitored by a finger stick. Right now I’m above the range the doctor wants me at so I’m eating broccoli, which you normally cannot eat. It’s suppose to lower the range and I love broccoli so I’m happy I get to eat it.
Physical therapy has been great although they haven’t gotten to the difficult part yet. Instead, I get my leg massaged and I do less aggravating exercises until my incision closes tighter. My therapist is great and I feel very lucky to have her. Though one of these days when I’m having to push 100 pounds with my legs, I may come to dislike her.
Overall, I’m quite happy with the outcome and my decision to have my knee partially replaced. Have you ever had some type of health issue you struggled with for a long time? Have you had anything done to fix it and were happy or unhappy with your decision?