Can't stop crying

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had my TKR on Aug 2, 2017 - off the pain medication for 2 weeks but all I do is cry. Everything is going good even better than the other TKR I had on the other knee. Just can't stop crying 

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    Hi Virginia

    See your doc theres obviously an underlying problem dont get me wrong im a strapping bloke but i dont mind admitting i was weepy for a time last year when i had my TKR dont know whether it was the tablets or the boredom but you have been through it before and im sure you will get there again good luck and stay strong .

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    Hi Virginia,  I had my PKR in July. I went through the same thing. Got quite depressed for about a month and would cry at the drop of a hat. Most of the time I didn't know why I was crying,  it will get better sooner than later. If not you might want to see your Dr. Keeping you in my thoughts💚

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      Hi it's totally normal my niece is a doctor she says it's the body's reaction to having a part of the body removed pors so nothing to worry about just make sure you get plenty of hugs 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

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    You have had good answers here. Just let yourself have a bit of a cry, and also try and build into your life as many nice, enjoyable and funny things youuu can. Share your feelings and receive all the help and encouragement possible. I used to watch comedy, play lots of music, visit garden centres and have cream teas!
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    Hi

    It's the relief that the ops done , you have had a major assault on your body and now you need to give yourself some nice treats 

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    I had TKR 5 years ago. Can't remember ever really crying for long but we are all different. I was probably very difficult to live with as my sister will confirm!! she was looking after me. Well we are both still alive but I think it was an only just!

    Hope you have lots of support from friends and family.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah xxx

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    Yes, shed tears most days in the first weeks and still have the blues at times months later.

    ?We've been though quite a huge trauma, albeit controlled trauma, the body just feels the trauma as we would from a terrible accident. We were in the hands of others for our survival and all sorts of drugs have been pumped though our system. Add the broken sleep and everything else in the equation, our after pain and being temporarily disabled. There is also the worry of potential infection, physio and ROM, all so stressful and we have moments wondering why did we do this - of course we know why, but in those dark moments it is hard to see clearly.

    ?It should pass, but go see the doc if it is really bothering you, good luck.

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    Thank you, I appreciate all the support. After 48 hours I have been on my own which also makes it difficult. But it will pass, again thank you 
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