Sunday, September 22, 2019

And now this...

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My current condition. My left knee is the newly replaced knee. It is recovering slowly, but it's much better. Now I have terrible pain in the other knee. I needs replacing too, but cannot be done for several months and I am not sure I can go through it again. Add to that my pubic symphasis has started to really hurt right now- today. I know that have arthritis there- same orthopedist x-rayed it some years ago. I think that the bones first separated when I was pregnant with Courtney. It bothered me with each pregnancy. Occasionally since then which I have always attributed to being overweight.
I went to weight watchers yesterday for the first time since before surgery. I have gained 6 lb, since surgery, but had lost 30lb before surgery. Sitting here with the ice machine on one knee and an ice-pack on my pubis.
Fingers crossed all will be better by the time I head for New Orleans. If not, I'll arrange to rent a scooter there.
Number 5 on the picture is where I am hurting


  1. Hi Nancy. This is my first time to comment. I had both knees replaced. The right was done in 4/2017. It was a nightmare. So many things that I couldn't do! Mentally I was a mess! I had to have help to get out of the recliner (had to buy a new power one since I couldn't "kick" the foot part very well) purchased from Walmart high risers for the toilet (a Godsend!)bought a grabber to grab things I couldn't reach, a long shoehorn, etc. I was able to sleep in my own bed, a high King size, but hubby would help lift my leg onto the bed. I soldiered thru and planned to have the right done in the fall. I experienced horrible pain in the groin and pubis area around 6 weeks after surgery. Had an x-ray. My hip was shot! Arthritis. I decided to try the cortisone in the groin. Don't do it, it doesn't work. 10/17 I had the hip replaced. So much easier than the knee, unbelievable! Bounced back faster than the knee. In April of the following year, 2018, I had my left knee done. Since I already knew what to expect, it was so much easier to deal with. With the first knee replacement, I was in the hospital for 4 days. With the 2nd knee, I was out in 2 days. I was ready after 1 but my doctor wouldn't let me go.

    My knees are great, but it feels like one leg is a bit longer than the other. I believe it was the hip replacement. My knee doc is different than my hip doc, and he told me he would try to get them even when he did the left knee...well, he tried.

    Bottom line, the pain is gone and that's the best. I get stronger every day. My knees never hurt, but if I try to do a lot in a day, gardening, walking, etc., the hip hurts a little bit. I only take generic tylenol for pain and am doing great.

    Give it some time, you will be so much better. Listen to your physical therapist! They can do good things!

    1. Wow, we go through a lot! I used ice and medications yesterday and felt so much better. I am so glad you are doing better!