I'm 7 weeks post-op today.
I was making huge progress - the OS told me that I wouldn't walk for 10-12 weeks. I was walking in 5.
Over the past week, I've been in tremendous pain in my knee, calf and the front of my lower leg. I'm noticeably bruising and swelling up.
Has anyone experienced this? Am I overdoing it? By the end of the day, I'm hurting..
I don't want to pester my OS for more pain meds, but I'm aching pretty bad.. to the point where i'm having trouble doing my physical therapy, or even falling asleep!
I think I'm so anxious to be a "normal" person again that I might be rushing things.. I've been injured for almost 6 months.
I know I'm ranting here. But does anyone understand where I'm coming from? I don't want to be a pill junkie, but I'm still in pain. The pain in my leg is slowing any progress that I can make at this point.. In fact, I think I'm getting worse.
What should I do?