Is it just me..or is my TKR Not part of me, hence hindering progress?

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I've been thinking hard about this...I had a TKR 3 months ago, as many of you know.  BUT...I don't realy think I have come to terms with the 'is it really part of me?' syndrome.

I don't really 'trust' it, like I would have the original knee (even thought hat was duff)....And I have to be honest, doesn't actually feel like it's part of me...

Am I going nuts or do other people feel this way?

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    hello peter

    yes I totally agree - I could come to terms with a big chunk of plastic in my body- that is why I have gone down the injection route first to to if I can get away without having a TNR

    I have two friends who have had TNR and they still feel the same as you do but maybe as time passes it my become a thing in your distant past memory.

    I wish you all the best anyway

    jude

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      Thank you Jude....I was secretly worried about it not being part of 'me' before the op, but kind of dismissed it.

      I think if the pain and discomfort and lack of 'normality' as added to this feeling.  Had it been a few weeks of discomfort and being back to 'normal' would have been fine, but it's dragging on now, and very frustrating...

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    As you know, I am 6 weeks or so behind you. I know exactly what you mean lol. It just doesn't feel the same or quite as though it's me .it still hurts less than the old one did .

    and I really want to see an X-ray of it , to make it seem part of me . Guess we are both nuts lol  how are doing, any better?  

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      Hi Pam...I'm back at work now, and thank goodness not in a physically demanding job....I'm still having a nightmare sleeping....Last night I woke with discomfort and pain at 2:00am...and didn't go back to sleep...Off to work at 8:00am for an 8 hour day....So it's not brilliant...

      As I said, it doesn't feel part of 'me'...and I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that, that notion is part of the problem.

      I have a picture of my knee taken the day after the operation...I don't suppose yours will be any different...it's on my 'blog' if you've seen it.  I can't post the address publically, but if you private message me I'll send you the link (click the little envelope thingy just below my name on here)

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      Yes, I did see it, but that's yours not mine lol, I see my surgeon next week, so I will ask to see mine . That's when decisions need to be made about having the next one 
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      Hi Pam,

      Incidentally, you said you were going to ask the surgeon if you can see the x-ray.  I found I had to be quite firm about asking (I suppose it depends on who you see, and what sort of rapport you have with them), but I found they're a bit reluctant to say the least, especially as I wanted to take a picture of it with my phone.  Just a 'heads up' (hate that phrase smile )

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      Yes, still have some ice, I only wanted cold water but my grandson insisted that would not be fair so in went the ice lol. I haven't seen a private message , or I don't know where to look 
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      ooops...my apologies, I sent it to Betty, and not you...She wanted to read the bedmaking story I wrote....

      You find the messages at the top right of the screen...just click where it says 'messages'....

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      I would but I can't send it on here...I'd need to email you...That's why I Private messaged betty, to give her my email address...I'll PM you with my details
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    No, you're not going mad.  Only today, I described my new knee as 'an alien being' to my Physio.  She said it would take at least a year for it to feel part of me.

    It is, after all, a piece of plastic and metal.  Whole new meaning to having 'implants'!

    Just managed to get in the bath for the first time in 9 weeks.  Getting in OK. Getting out not a pretty sight!

     

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