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Wed, Aug 28 5:46pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I think you mean cbd?

Wed, Aug 28 5:38pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

O goodness, please keep us posted. My story is so much like yours. My leg skin is on fire. One year feels like torture, but I’ve experienced that phenomenon, no one will see you till then.

Tue, Aug 27 12:32pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Awww, you are so sweet. Will you share why you need a revision? I am shaking my head at your story. It does create depression. I may give this another week or so and ask my gp for an antidepressant. I’m crying a lot and life just is no fun. I am going for my first aquatic exercise hour on Thursday, though. I hope that may bring me some giggles.

Tue, Aug 27 12:27pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Thanks, got it. No one ever put it that way, about developing straight. It’s just the pain that’s so hard to live with.

Tue, Aug 27 12:24pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

So far my docs have not denied pain meds. I looked up tramadol and it is classified as an opioid. It does not really stop the pain, you are right. Sometimes I just need something to calm me down and make me a little. This is a sad way to live. But it’s not cancer. My dearest cousin and a close friend are struggling with that. Now, there is something to struggle with.

Tue, Aug 27 12:18pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Thanks for asking! Yup! I’ve decided I will drive the golf carts around, taking others who can’t take the walking, and live it up as best as I can. And I will ask for pain meds as I need refills.

Tue, Aug 27 7:03am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Hi folks, I’ve been off the board for a few weeks. I was scheduled yesterday for arthroscopy to remove scar tissue after May 17th left tkr. Yesterday was a Monday. The Friday before, my surgery was cancelled after a conflicting consult. I was devastated. I have no flexion, burning pain, and just a ruined existence. It has been incredibly difficult to accept that every 2 weeks I must return to these physicians who, it feels like, sentence me to days and nights of torture. I know I sound overly dramatic. I realize that I don’t have cancer. I can drive short distances, do small grocery trips, bathe myself, do my own laundry.

I think the rationale is that at 4 months post op I still have inflammation. Inflammation means more scar tissue will regrow if it is aggravated by surgery. I take tramadol, about 2 a day, if I get to a place of desperation. It seems to not do much. I take a few Tylenol, like maybe 6 per day. Someone suggested bromelain, but I can’t tolerate too many. It upsets my stomach. Waiting is a difficult job. Waiting in pain is exhausting. Does anyone have a ‘magic mix’ of supplement and otc?

Wed, Aug 14 6:57am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

This morning, 12 days until my arthroscopic surgery, I don’t have the stamina or fight that you have. I thank you, sincerely, for sharing it. I know what I need to do, but right now, in pain, I don’t have a fight in me. For every strong person like you there are multiple people like me. I will reread your post often. Blessings, k