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I just had my left knee acl reconstructed yesterday. I am taking vicodin (.5/750), which I think is on the higher end for strength. The doctor indicated to take 1 to 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed. My pharmacyst told me not to take more than 6 per day. Based on the 6/day maximum, I have to stick to 1 tablet at a time.

I was in severe pain this morning. I don't think I would have gotten through it if I hadn't taken a second pill an hour later. Even as the day has gone on and I finally got up off the couch to use the restroom, I was still in a lot of pain. I was barely able to lift my leg up and off the couch and I could barely put my foot on the ground. As it is, I only urinated once last night after the surgery and only one time today. I'm sure this isn't good, but I'm thankful to not have to get up too much. I am dreading the exercise my doctor told me to do the day after, which is sit on a rolling chair with my leg straightened out and pull myself toward the leg to bend it.

Can anyone give me advice on dealing with the pain or what to expect based on your surgery? I would really appreciate it!