An update from my recovery of my knee replacement#2
Well, my recovery has hit a brick wall. I was being a good patient, following all the physical therapy requests, everything I can think of. I was starting to feel pretty good (Ha!) Then I started bleeding from between the staples - it looks like I have broken one or more of the inner stitches. I am out of pain medicine and because of my kidney disease I am not allowed to take any kind of Nsaid medication. If I bend or move my knee at all, it begins bleeding. If I don't move, my knee stiffens up and hurts more. I just don't know what to do. I see the surgeon on September 5th and I know he will be disappointed in my progress, but I have no idea what else to do. Does anyone have any ideas? I do ice my knee and although I still cannot exercise, it does help with the pain.