Well I am now three days post surgery and feel pretty good. Biggest problem is the damn itching by my incision... nothing I can do about that, the OS wants the dressing left on until I see him in a week. I am beginning to wean myself from pain meds, nothing major, just lengthening the amount of time between doses. My leg starts to ache after about 5 hours, so that is my max. I am bending my leg to 40 degrees two times per day as instructed by the OS. This is the part of recovery that I find most frustrating. I am so tired of sitting around, doing nothing. As a mom to two young daughters that are very actively involved in sports, I am finding it very mentally difficult to just sit and watch. I am a bit bolstered by others stories saying they were able to drive when they hit 40 to 50 degrees. I am hoping it won't actually take me 6 weeks to drive again. Have any of you driven with the brace still on but unlocked?
@Graceella...you just have to be patient. As I mentioned before they unlocked my brace to 40 degrees 6 weeks post surgery. I started driving with the brace on that day to get to my PT appointments. You're on what sounds like an aggressive rehab protocol, so it could be sooner.