This headline popped up today and caught my attention because Oxycodone was the drug they gave me both before and after my knee replacement. If you have been prescribed Oxycodone or are currently on the drug, please read this article.
This week I went to get another opinion because I did not believe the program I had was challenging enough or specific enough to my particular problems: Muscle atrophy Lack of balance and proprioception
This was something that I really struggled with. Please bear in mind that I have had absolutely no medication (pain killers or otherwise) since day 3 post op. This may well have slowed me down as I was unable to tolerate as much pain as someone who was on pain blocking medication. Nevertheless, here isContinue reading “TKR Physiotherapy program: building flexion and strength”
I grabbed the opportunity to be offered hydrotherapy at week 4 (ish) post op because I was struggling to make progress with knee flexion and was ‘behind’ where they would like me to be regards rehab. Since I have been attending hydrotherapy (2 x weekly ever since) I have seen huge gains in how theContinue reading “FREE workout: Hydrotherapy: water based exercises for TKR”
VLOG update: I’m now 20 weeks (almost 5 months) Post op and I can now say that I’m actually starting to get my life back. I can also confidently say that although it’s been (and continues to be) a hard road to recovery, I definitely think it was worth doing. I was asked that aContinue reading “Vlog update: 20 weeks (almost 5 months) post op”
I feel like this might be a repetitive phrase of mine lately when it comes to dealing with medical professionals. Sometimes I feel like I might just be deliberately argumentative, and other times I really don’t think they understand which page I am currently on, never mind where I am actually trying to get to.
This is a pretty major update because there is a question that I was asked right back at the start of this journey that I can finally confidently answer.
This week I reflect on the progress so far, where I’m at, the changes that have taken place and where I still want to get to.
Weeks 11-13 Post #RTKR Vlog: coming up to 3 months Post op and some of those seemingly distant goals I had right at the start of this journey are starting to be realised. Plus.. I only realised today.. another interesting change is afoot. All my Vlogs, both weekly and daily (first 6 weeks post op) can beContinue reading “Vlog – weeks 11-13: 3 months post op”
In part 1 of my prehab blog series I will discuss what I think is the most important things to consider and what has brought me to that conclusion. I will then follow that up in subsequent blog posts with specific exercise suggestions. In the final part, I will discuss what challenges I faced inContinue reading “Prehab: what to do to prepare for surgery: PART 1”