3 1/2 weeks post surgery
I'm at 3 and a half weeks post Knee reconstruction/Tibia Osteotomy and doing okay. The pain is uncontrolable at times...but probably because I tend to do more than I should. The interesting thing is that my knee doesn't actually hurt, it's the tibia bone where they cut it loose and then grafted it back together and screwed it down. I've been able to drive for a week now, and am going back to work part time on Tuesday. My physical therapist is great, I hit my 4 week goal, which is to bend my knee 90 degrees, in 2 weeks so that was good. He just shakes his head and laughs, says he's never seen someone with my pain tolerance before...well when you live with chronic pain for over half your life, you get used to pain. Only 6 more weeks of crutches, gosh I can't wait to get rid of those things. I hate having to rely on people to help me so much around the house! Having to sleep on my back with an immobilizing brace on sucks, I'm a side sleeper, so nights are probably the worst. I average about 3 and a half hours sleep a night. I can't wait to get to the 6 month mark to see if this has made things better. I really hope it works, otherwise it's a TKR for me in a year, which at 39, I'd be looking at several, and the prospect of that is not great.
Oh well, hope all post op guys are doing well!!