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I came on the forum over a year ago a few days out from my right TKR. I was hurting and scared.
My story is, I work as an underground miner. Crazy thing is i tripped over on the surface and not underground. Fell onto my right knee. Work flew me out too company doctor. MRI showed arthritis. So pre-existing. Over time I couldnt bare weight.
Long story short. I had a right TKR, 6 mnths later an MUA. Doing great at first then pain started, back to surgeon I hobble. Bone scan show knee cap infected. So I have that removed. Mean while knowing all along this would affect my job.
After a year and abit I am finally getting medically stood down from ever stepping on a mine site. I have shed a many of tear as I love my job. It pays well and allowed me to look after my family.
I have suffered depression. In Feb this year I tried to take my own life. I just couldnt cope anymore. Woke up in a hospital tubes everywhere. I was no longer the strong person I once was.
I dont want sympathy but I want too let people know dont ever give up. After getting a lot of help I am fighting my way back. Finding where I fit in this world again. Only 44 years I still have a lot of living too do. So I hope my story has touched someone that is suffering depression. Dont EVER give up. Fight your worth it 💜💚
Love always Jod
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