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Nearly 3 wks post op for TKR, had posted how low I felt after 1st physio session last week  ony having 50% bend and felt like my foot was glued to the floor. What a difference a week makes!!!  This morning I woke up and my foot and leg lifted from the floor for the first time. Physio had asked me to try and get an extra10% bend by this week and today when I went I'd achieved a 25% extra bend, and was told how well Im doing. So am now at 75% and they anticipate I'll get 110% soon. I couldn't have done it without the encouragement and support from you all here, especially when feeling so low, Thank you everyone for your support, let's keep moving forwards together and helping each other 

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    So happy for you Chris,i bet you feel so much better now..i cant wait for this leg to lift up,today though i did manage a inch off the floor with no help,so maybe its all just down to time and patience..good on you x
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      Thanks Lou, I feel so much better now that my foot actually comes up when I ask it to!!!! I don't think I quite understood the enormity of TKR till I joined the forum, you have all helped enormously
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      I know how you felt,im the same and i really do call my leg some nasty names when it will not do as i ask lol...it will come i know,i think in the first few weeks we expect too much and forget what we have been through,keep up the good work Chris..x
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    Good for you......nothing good comes easy or without effort. You have climbed this hill and now ready to exchange hills for mountains. Keep it up, just keep doing all the basics. I guess she thinks I've just been crawling over the hills since my last surgery and this morning she led me to a mountain. I'm officially physically whipped for the 1st time since coming to this rehab unit but on the other hand, it feels good.
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      Im so happy for you Chris I'm glad everything is starting to look good for you this forum always make me a feel better when I'm down. Like I said before It hasn't been a easy road for me. 2 yrs ago I was diagnosed with fai which is a deformity on my hips where there's a extra peice of bone that loses range of motion. It took me awhile but I learned to deal with it bc it wasn't causing to much pain. But last year I. Was in a car accident that really screwed up my knees. I had arthroscopy surgery on both knees an then later was diagnosed with pvns sad. I'm about to be week 4 post op an sadly to say my knee is killing me and it's really imitating the pain I had before the surgery. Oldfatguy I know you said it could take 6 to 8 weeks but My mind is going crazy thinking that could this possibly be the pvns coming back so quickly? I'm really in a huge dilemma bc I'm going back to th op in acouple weeks an he said if it does come back I'm told going to have to have a open cut syvectomy an that is so scary for me. I'm basically here to ask you guys if you think it's worth it to go through something like that at such a young age I'm only 23. I come on this forum everyday to feel a little better and read your guys incredible story plus you guys already experienced this an I'm just trying to get advice. Thank you so much for everyone to read through this I know it's kind of hard but i just have no one to vent to. I feel like I'm just going to break down anyday but I'm just trying to be optimistic an stay positive that everything is going to be okay. God bless everyone on here
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      Have you talked to your regular doc (not surgeon) about your mental state. I would suggest an open and Frank discussion of your fears and anxiety. There are medications available to help you get over the jump. They aren't addictive and don't leave you feeling like the life has been sucked out. Possibly just a visit and someone to reassure you that there is life after all this would be helpful. If you are a person of faith, a clergyman could be the answer. The main thing, you need someone close and personal to talk to. This is a great group but still doesn't fill a one to one relationship with a professional
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      I have thought about that but idk I've always been to be the happy person with always having a smile on my face no matter what, always making ppl laugh and being filled with joy. Ever since I was diagnosed with this it's like my mind is really just over thinking. It also doesn't help that I don't have any insurance tho to actual go talk to a doctor or therapist. I'm still happy an have a smile it's just sometimes I'll just start over thinking i start building up anxiety and the crazy part is I've never experienced anxiety before. My mother is slightly I'll so I don't tell her about my condition that it may come back bc I don't want her to stress already then she does. But in all seriousness this forum does give me relief and gives me hope I can't let this take over my life.thereare a lot of great ppl on this site and very strong ppl and I know no matter what happens im still truly blessed to live another day. But thank you for your advice I see you seem to help a lot of ppl on this site. I just wanted advice if I should do the surgery at such a young age or wait a few yrs an hold off especially since there's a 50% chance of it coming back.
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      Please be patient with yourself, I'm sure your doctors will do what is best for you physically as that is their profession  and job. You have to deal with the emotional side of things which are very difficult at your age. I would suggest you live one day at a time, yesterday has gone ,tomorrow isn't here yet so all you have to deal with is today. Try and make it the best today you can. Sometimes fear of what might happen can be overwhelming and rob us of good feelings. Try to let go of the fear and trust your doctors to do their job . Take care and stay on the forum
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    Hi Chrishappy

    I wish I could emulate your success. I'm 1 month (almost) post op and struggling to keep 90 degrees. Very painful, can't sleep, overly emotional etc. It is very hard going but I have to keep up the battle. I was totally unprepared for the toll, both physical and emotional that this was going to take. I'm supposed to be up for TKR number 2 in three month's time - I doubt it the way I feel at the moment. 

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      hey you are doing great!!! I've not reached 90degrees yet. Yes it's painful and I'm so emotional ,I had a fight with a fly the other day and the fly won!!!! I had no idea of the enormity of the op, it kind of hit me like a ton of bricks. I've shuffled about ,relied on others, can't get in the bath and have the appetite of a knat !!!!! But I do know from this forum that it will get better. It's soooo good to be able to let off steam.  I too am going to have number 2 TKR but I think I will wait a few months longer to get not only physical strength back but also mental strength 
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