After knee replacement surgery

Posted by beatricefay @beatricefay, Jun 16, 2016

Had left knee replaced 9 days ago. Right knee two years ago. Having a problem with inflammation so hard to bend knee and exercise. Trying to ice and raise knee above heart. Doctor suggested getting compression hose. Anybody have this experience and can offer suggestions. So tired all the time from pain interrupting my sleep and painkillers. My insurance refused to pay for the painkiller recommended by surgeon so have to take one with more opiates. That’s frustrating. Two years ago it was covered but now too expensive for me to use. Seems the drug companies, not our doctors are determining what we use.

@contentandwell He's a Tennesee Walker. Someone else called him a Spotted Saddle Horse which is an offshoot of Tennesee Walkers where they bred paint horses into them to get a gaited paint horse, so I'm not sure which would be exact, but he looks like a Spotted Saddle horse. The gait is nice. It's a running walk that is smooth that can take the place of a trot. He still can trot, but I try not to do that because I don't want to jar my spine. If he trots, I post so I don't bounce. I posted a photo of him in the Gratitude discussion last December when he was fuzzy with his winter coat. https://cdn.prod-carehubs.net/n1/748e8fe697af5de8/uploads/2018/12/Chester-for-Mayo-Connect.jpg

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We had Paso Finos., with a wonderful gait. Mine died the day after my kidney transplan. I'd also had a knee transplant earlier. Last summer we had to give the two we had left to another home, since my husband has dementia and it was too much to take care of.

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@jenniferhunter

@contentandwell He's a Tennesee Walker. Someone else called him a Spotted Saddle Horse which is an offshoot of Tennesee Walkers where they bred paint horses into them to get a gaited paint horse, so I'm not sure which would be exact, but he looks like a Spotted Saddle horse. The gait is nice. It's a running walk that is smooth that can take the place of a trot. He still can trot, but I try not to do that because I don't want to jar my spine. If he trots, I post so I don't bounce. I posted a photo of him in the Gratitude discussion last December when he was fuzzy with his winter coat. https://cdn.prod-carehubs.net/n1/748e8fe697af5de8/uploads/2018/12/Chester-for-Mayo-Connect.jpg

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Beautiful. I love gaited horses. Peruvian pasos are also great. You can drink your coffee without spilling a drop. One time we had Mr. O’malley. He was a retired pacer. It is difficult to retrain them to be a pleasure horse. What a life with these amazing animals.

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@cmael

We had Paso Finos., with a wonderful gait. Mine died the day after my kidney transplan. I'd also had a knee transplant earlier. Last summer we had to give the two we had left to another home, since my husband has dementia and it was too much to take care of.

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@cmael Pasos are really beautiful. I've never ridden one, but have seen them in performances. I'm glad you were able to enjoy them while you had them.

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@artscaping

Beautiful. I love gaited horses. Peruvian pasos are also great. You can drink your coffee without spilling a drop. One time we had Mr. O’malley. He was a retired pacer. It is difficult to retrain them to be a pleasure horse. What a life with these amazing animals.

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@artscaping Nice, Chris, you had a horse. They are amazing and very good for the spirit.

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@jenniferhunter

@contentandwell He's a Tennesee Walker. Someone else called him a Spotted Saddle Horse which is an offshoot of Tennesee Walkers where they bred paint horses into them to get a gaited paint horse, so I'm not sure which would be exact, but he looks like a Spotted Saddle horse. The gait is nice. It's a running walk that is smooth that can take the place of a trot. He still can trot, but I try not to do that because I don't want to jar my spine. If he trots, I post so I don't bounce. I posted a photo of him in the Gratitude discussion last December when he was fuzzy with his winter coat. https://cdn.prod-carehubs.net/n1/748e8fe697af5de8/uploads/2018/12/Chester-for-Mayo-Connect.jpg

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@jenniferhunger He's beautiful. Horses are amazing creatures. They are so much larger than we are but they are so good to us if we treat them well. I wish I had the opportunity to spend more time with them when I was young.
JK

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I'm 7 weeks post surgery. I had the exact same swelling and an iron band feeling above my knee. Couldn't do the heel slides even one inch! So I lost what little flex I'd had. Lasted about a week, but set me back. What Rx did Doc give you? I'm on Tramadol, Oxycontin almost killed me!

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@ronnie3716

I have a total knee replacement tomorrow. I’m pretty nervous. So many people respond immediately with
“The first two weeks are the worst, filled with pain” . Nice of them to share : /
Those of you who’ve had it, are those first two weeks really so bad?
Thank you for the video with legs raised against wall, super helpful.

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Just take your pain killers

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