5 weeks on

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This has been the most trying 5 and half weeks ever. Had my TKR op on Feb 27th. Left hospital two days later. Pain indescribable. No sleep, fatigued and depressed so unlike me, never been depressed in my life. I'm described by friends as the most positive person they know but I have been at such a low ebb I could see no end to this misery, which is all I can describe it as. An infection from week 2 wasn't picked up till 4 weeks in which answered how I felt. Prescribed such strong antibiotics I was vomiting, constantly nauseous and suffering from diarrhoea to add to my other symptoms. Lost interest in everything, didn't want to talk, message or see anybody. Lost 12pounds in weight (that may be a positive 😃wink. However five days ago I turned the corner and starting now to feel me. Yes, knee is still painful but bearable with Meds. Went to physiotherapy yesterday and flexion and extension is excellent. Talking discharge next visit. 

If in any doubt please pursue the infection route and insist on correct treatment. There as a lot of information on preop, the operation itself but very little on post op. I was so thankful for forums such as this to glean information . 

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    Hi Kim. I'm 5 weeks post op after my second TKR. Still struggling and really down this weekend!! Was much better mentally after first TKR eight months ago so bit taken by surprise by dip this time. Might be due to hospital experience - see my reply to one of your later posts. Hang in there - we will get there!!

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