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I'm posting here for my dad (age 55), he had a right TKR 2/26/15 and has been recovering at home (discharged from hospital on 3/1/15). From the physical standpoint, the physical therapist says his progress is excellent compared to what she is used to and he is able to walk with a walker with minimal pain. He is not taking any pain meds, just a blood thinner (prescribed by the hospital post-op as a preventative measure for blood clots) and his Lisinopril for high blood pressure which he has taken daily the past 3 years. I have a question however about the symptoms and what everyone here has been going through early on post op. He has changed quite a bit mentally from what I am used to. He gets very tired very quickly and gets very irritable at times. He keeps saying he just wants it over with and wants to feel normal again (mentally) but I am worried about whether this is a normal feeling? He says that it almost feels like he has ADHD where he cannot focus or concentrate and he is very forgetful which is not normal for him at all. The at home nurse and physical therapist don't seem too concerned when prompted with these symptoms and say he will feel normal again in a few weeks. Has anyone had any similar experiences? Please share your experience and advice on what you recommend to help him through this feeling. Thank you!
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