Re: total knee replacement
Thanks for responding. I have a Stryker "Triathalon" knee. My recovery was very quick and I had 125 degrees of flexion at one month. At 5 weeks I drove 1500 miles to Florida!
That killed my chronic bad back. I am getting Mytomyasin too. Dr tells me the BCG drug will not be available for 6 months. Mfg. had quality problem. His first choice was BCG but the chemo will "do about as well." Today is fifth day post op. I just walked about a half mile. Was hard mainly because of foot drop. I needed to focus everystep to get my heel to strike first. Hoping my nerve damage starts to reverse.
I know that one of the reasons I have done well with all these surgerys is that I really got into shape for each surgery. I lost about 55lbs, quit drinking, exercised regularly etc.
For the knee I did wall squats and thigh tightenings. For back I did all the core stuff like planks, bridges,slow crunchs and sucking in transverse abdominal muscle. I do not know how much you can do but I urge you do do all that you can to increase your strengh.
I also did a lot of upper body exercise. Trying to move and to get around after knee and back surgery is much easier if you are strong. Hope you do well.