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Hi everyone. I'm at 7 weeks now. And although I am improving at a snails pace. I know I'm better than 2 weeks ago so heading in the right direction. I put off this op for many years and because of that and previous surgery it's going to be a long haul. I am 57 and have severe chronic arthritis in all my joints I have wires in my fingers and had basal thumb surgery amongst others. The reason I'm sharing this is because as tough as this tkr is It's the strain the physio and recovery is putting on my already painful other joints and I'm finding it incredibly difficult to keep the exercises going . I am icing. Using heat and taking pain relief. But everything hurts. Can I ask please if any of you kind people had to cope with this as well? consultant thinks I should have the other knee done as soon as I'm recovered and I'm not sure it's worth it when all my joints are screaming at me! I am a widow and I can't deny it's all getting to much for me. That and my boss being quite difficult as wants me back at work. Hospital signed me off for another 6 weeks and I'm terrified to tell him! Sorry to be a misery. My arthritis is really peaking and I'm concerned I won't be able to go by to work. thanks for listening to me go on!
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