When is it ok to travel by car as a passenger after TKR?
I had TKR 4 weeks ago. Feel very tired and weak. I'm sure it is due to very little exercise b4 surgery for several years. I have needed and still need help with meals, etc. I am doing PT but I'm sure not enough although today my straightening was at -4 and bending at 117.
I do what I can. I am staying with a friend at his house all on one level and he has been helping me and taking me to my PT appointments. Most of the time I've been sleeping a lot due to the drugs.
My question is about going with him on a 5-6 hour car trip. If I don't go I won't have his help. PT told me too soon to go. I will ask my surgeon. I know about the possibility of blood clots. Has anyone else gone on a long trip soon after surgery and if so how did you handle it?
@margie hi, I think that trip sounds terrible to do this soon after surgery. you will be very uncomfortable. try to make other arrangements. see if a friend or relative can stay with you while friends away.