So I haven't posted for a while as I was getting on so well! The new knee was getting better and I was dealing okay with it and life was slowly becoming bearable again considering the other joints with Arthur!
So last week I was feeling so very well that I had a short walk along the sea front (just 10 minutes) on a day out with no crutches woo hoo!! So on Thursday I walked around a local shopping centre and visited 2 shops (only briefly) and went out for lunch. I remember thinking this is it I'm well on the road now!
I then decided, as I was doing so well, to walk around a small park near us on Friday with no crutches AND around 2 large shops too but with one crutch.
So why am I posting? Well, I've had a miserable weekend of suffering maybe because of that, I don't know? Today I'm still suffering, I was having short bursts of pain free walking in the house and now I'm not, the knee is swollen and I'm back to doing 2 X 10 minute walks plus my PT exercises and the rest of the time just resting / elevating / icing.
I'm now 10 weeks and 3 days post op and suffering some (probably unnecessary) concern over whether I have done any harm to my new knee? Can the experienced amongst you give me some reassurance please? There is no sharp pain, no more heat than before and just a bit more swelling but it just feels sore and doesn't like too much walking. I also have to use one crutch again?
I'm assuming I've just overdone it and set myself back a little? No one tells you before your op that it goes on this long! I really expected to be doing really well by now?
Thanks all for being so awesome with your support.