Sore knees and no meds, ideas?

Mandalious
on 11/28/13 8:36 am - Canada
RNY on 12/03/13

I'm on my count down to sugery. Dr Glazor told me to stop taking meds I take to make my knees pain and discomfort a week before surgery. I have surgery on Tuesday. How do I keep doing stuff to with my knees killing me. God. How do people w chronic knee pain do it after surgery. I know once the weight comes off it will be easier. But what about the in between time?  Suggestions please?

 

 Referral May 17 '13 / Orientation June 17 '13 / Meeting w Dr Hagen June 26 '13 / RN,RD,SW July 31 '13 / Dr.Glazer Sept 3 '13/ Sleep Study Sept 5 '13 /2nd app w Dr Hagen Sept 16 '13 / F/U w  Dr Glazer  Sept 23 '13 / PRATTS Nov 14 '13/ Surgery Dec 3rd '13

        

    
Caroline K.
on 11/28/13 8:51 am

I've had issues with my knees for years (some arthritis, plus the patella tends to slip to the side and grind**** elevation, and seeing a physiotherapist for ideas on stretches to strengthen the muscles around the area all helped. Not that the pain goes away completely, but it's bearable.

Mandalious
on 11/28/13 8:56 am - Canada
RNY on 12/03/13

Can I ask where you are in your weight lost surgery? 

I have 250lbs to lose my goal. 

I don't know if I will be able to walk by Monday. My knees hurt so bad.  

 

 Referral May 17 '13 / Orientation June 17 '13 / Meeting w Dr Hagen June 26 '13 / RN,RD,SW July 31 '13 / Dr.Glazer Sept 3 '13/ Sleep Study Sept 5 '13 /2nd app w Dr Hagen Sept 16 '13 / F/U w  Dr Glazer  Sept 23 '13 / PRATTS Nov 14 '13/ Surgery Dec 3rd '13

        

    
Caroline K.
on 11/28/13 8:53 pm

I'm pre-op, but have been cleared and am just waiting for the post-op nutrition class and meeting with the surgeon. At my highest, I weighed 316 pounds. It's been slow, 'cause I was having knee issues and tore some lumbar fibres in my back last fall, but with the help of a personal trainer, I'm down to 265. Ice, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care have all helped at various points, but ice and Tylenol have been reliable aids at all points :P

(deactivated member)
on 11/28/13 8:56 am - Bumfuknowhere, Canada

Rest, ice, elevate it, Tylenol, brace. 

Mandalious
on 11/28/13 9:04 am - Canada
RNY on 12/03/13

Thank you.  Don't have braces. Could get fitted any good cauSe of my size. Was  embarrassed  to  go elsewhere. Maybe I can use tensor bandages on them?

 

 Referral May 17 '13 / Orientation June 17 '13 / Meeting w Dr Hagen June 26 '13 / RN,RD,SW July 31 '13 / Dr.Glazer Sept 3 '13/ Sleep Study Sept 5 '13 /2nd app w Dr Hagen Sept 16 '13 / F/U w  Dr Glazer  Sept 23 '13 / PRATTS Nov 14 '13/ Surgery Dec 3rd '13

        

    
(deactivated member)
on 11/28/13 9:09 am - Bumfuknowhere, Canada

Tensor might help.  You can also now buy A535 that doesn't have nsaids in them.  I think it has Arnica instead, which is a natural anti-inflammatory.  I had to take Arnica pills before my tummy tuck to help keep the swelling down so it must not thin the blood since I was cut hip to hip and it was the PS that recommended them to me.

Mandalious
on 11/28/13 9:16 am - Canada
RNY on 12/03/13

Thank you! I'm thrilled to know I can use A535. I think with that. Massage, ice , Tylenol  everything else I work work thro it. God willing til the weight start coming off

 

 Referral May 17 '13 / Orientation June 17 '13 / Meeting w Dr Hagen June 26 '13 / RN,RD,SW July 31 '13 / Dr.Glazer Sept 3 '13/ Sleep Study Sept 5 '13 /2nd app w Dr Hagen Sept 16 '13 / F/U w  Dr Glazer  Sept 23 '13 / PRATTS Nov 14 '13/ Surgery Dec 3rd '13

        

    
(deactivated member)
on 11/28/13 9:40 am, edited 11/28/13 9:41 am - Bumfuknowhere, Canada

Just make sure you get the A535 with Arnica.  It might be called natural source or something like that. Regular A535 has nsaids so avoid that one.

 

ETA:  Your hips and knees will likely be a lot more sore as the weight comes off for the first few months.  I was almost crippled feeling and it's because the body has to learn to re-adjust itself and I was in far more pain than I was pre-op.

Mandalious
on 11/28/13 11:22 am - Canada
RNY on 12/03/13

OMG.

im almost crippled now!! WTF! I will be in a chair!!! :(

 

 Referral May 17 '13 / Orientation June 17 '13 / Meeting w Dr Hagen June 26 '13 / RN,RD,SW July 31 '13 / Dr.Glazer Sept 3 '13/ Sleep Study Sept 5 '13 /2nd app w Dr Hagen Sept 16 '13 / F/U w  Dr Glazer  Sept 23 '13 / PRATTS Nov 14 '13/ Surgery Dec 3rd '13

        

    
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