Mako Robotic Arm TKR Day Five SETBACK
I've changed the numbering with surgery date being Day Zero and now we are at Day Five.
Slight setback last night. As I mentioned before, I have trouble doing the straight leg lift and can only manage a few inches. I pushed it too much last night and something happened, quite a bit of pain and I had to up the dose of meds back to where it was when I started. Really maddening and therapy is coming up. I will stay away from the leg lift as many of you advised me to do. Anyone experience setbacks of this nature? Misery loves company.
It is hard to keep in mind the fact that I am not yet one week out. I read about people overdoing exercise and suffering setbacks then being ordered to bed by their doctors. Last thing I want. I feel like I should be more off meds now but maybe that is unreasonable? To make things worse I developed some contact dermatitis where the pain pump plastic needle went in and was held by tape. It itches and has developed raised bumps. Doesn't look alarming but it is irritating.
Thanks again for all the advice.