Started surgery too late (1:45pm) to arrange outpatient BTKR but jailbreak is already in planning stages for tomorrow (Wed).
[and also have Foley catheter],
First woke post-op at 5:50pm just prior to leaving the OR for PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit).
5:55 arrived PACU, no pain.
8:15pm walked short distance, each single-leg standing, 1/4 squats no hands, short in-room walk with walker (no weight on walker), no pain (tightness/mild soreness but really minimal), stood/sat without assistance, sitting ROM ESTIMATE 120 degrees Right, 110 degrees Left with NO PAIN.
Even with swelling and tight wrappings, ROM is better than pre-op (FYI: This much ROM is amazing and DELIGHTFUL).
Very comfortable -- biggest discomfort is THIRST so that indicates how well pain is managed.
Pain meds, Percoset, by clock, Patient controlled analgesic (PCA, but have to remember to push it.)
Using our Polar Care cold therapy machine on both knees. (Brought from home)
Pain at 0 while lying still; 1 when moving the knees plus or minus 0.5.
Will continue to arrange inpatient rehab tomorrow but likely will just go home Day-1 or Day-2 if fantastic results continue.
Having WAY TOO MUCH FUN!
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."