I’m 4 weeks from tkr

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I’m 4 weeks out today from tkr and I have good days and then today I totally cannot even bend my knee. And I start getting up and doing something I get really tired and feel fainty and I have to sit for a while. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this feeling. Feeling a little depressed and I know that’s normal. 

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    Ys I have those days o. I am almost 15 weeks out from my tkr. The first 4 weeks are the hardest to where you really don't want too do anything. But it is important to rest, ice and elevate  the knee

    ?In the mornings are the worst for me not bending knee

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    I wrote this well over a year ago...


    Advances, setbacks, plateaus (the worst)...all part of the game.  Depression?  Jedi Mind Trick...


    Click on my name or avatar and the "See All Discussions".  I've posted tons of musings on lots of topics.  Hope some of them help...

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    Check your iron intake. ..

    Very common to have this extreme energy drain though.

    I think I managed to put 6 plants in a herb container, around 4 weeks post op. Sitting down most of the time. Nearly didn't manage to finish it....sooooo tired!,

    Had to lie down for a couple of hours afterwards!

    Energy improves for many folk around the three to four month mark. Mine was nearly normal at six months. Now at 8 I have plenty,

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    Hi Deb I’m 3wks in and I also get faint especially doing some of my standing excersizes . Perhaps you’re over doing it remember rest and ice are very good this forum helps because it shows you’re not alone read Chico Marx one of his replies explains it perfectly. I didn’t realise it was going to be such a long haul take care Suki xxx
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