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Hi everyone, This is my first post. I just joined this forum yesterday. So glad I found this group. I read some posts last night and was very encouraged. I am heading into my 8th week post BTKR tomorrow. So far, everything that I had read about recovery from other resources, has not been what I am experiencing.It's been much harder than I had anticipated. I seem to be doing pretty good in some regards. I have very good ROM at 135 right leg and 130 left leg. I've always been limber and it's come in handy in my recovery. My left leg is much much weaker than my right. I walked around for 7 years with severe osteoarthritis and my legs started to lose their muscle strength. My right leg was more dominant and did all the "leg work". Ha ha. So, my left leg is holding back my progress. I am a 61 year old female and do not work. My husband works at home too, so he's been able to take care of me. I am very blessed to be able to have the luxury of recovering at my body's pace. Ok, here's my dilemma: I am on my second percocet refill and will be running out in the next few weeks. I am weaning off of the med because I was told to but I still have pretty severe pain and don't feel ready to not have it. I wake up in the morning feeling so terrible. It's like my entire nervous system is agitated and achy. Also, on top of my knee pain, I'm having really bad lower back pain. Mainly my pelvis, tailbone area and all those bones that make up the pelvis, are so achy. This has been a pre-existing condition for years but now it's much worse with my new alignment. Is anyone else experiencing lower back / pelvis pain? All this laying around on it sure doesn't help. Is anyone else waking up in the mornings feeling their worst? I worry about having effective pain meds to help me through the day now that I am supposed to be weaning off the percocet. It seems a little too soon as I am still in pain. And sometimes I ache all over as if I have the flu but I don't. Any help is greatly appreciated <3
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