Yes, knee replacement recovery has serious doldrums....they come along moving in to the 4th week. It happened when my other one was done 8 years ago, and here they are again.
I cannot drive so am in the house day in and day out. There is only so much I can do. Cleaning is done, wash is all folded and put away and all pending paper work and phone calls have been attended to. Kitchen counters and dishes are done, too.
I have daily exercises to do and they can only take up so much time, THEN, it is time to sit, elevate and ice. The chair gets really boring and uncomfortable after awhile. I have watched a lot of movies, read books, played solitaire ad nauseum.
When I see the surgeon in a week, I am so hoping he will release me to drive and go to outpatient PT.
If the ice ever melts, I will be able to go and see my beloveds....LM and MS G. I miss our routine time together so much, it brings me to tears.
The knee is coming along pretty well, and I am able to stand more time each day. The pain has subsided greatly, especially at night, so it allows me to sleep normally complete with tossing and turning without a lot of discomfort. At first it felt that my leg weighed 100 lbs. My incision has healed beautifully, and daily massage along each side has softened the skin and brought down any swelling.
So progress is slowly coming along. I just need to make it for another week. With a little luck and good weather, LM will come and take me for a ride and to do some shopping on Saturday.
Love to all.......