TKR

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Has anyone felt down after there TKR. I am 8 weeks today, I have been feeling tearful. I can't stop doing housework ect. I think I am trying to prove to myself that I can do things, then get the pain and suffer. Is this normal ?

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    Yes Lol. Yesterday my kitchen cupboards were annoying me so I reconfigured 7 of them, threw loads of stuff out and went to a shop and bought wee storage baskets to store inside the cupboards. While I was bending over to wipe the insides I was letting out wee Aaaargh!! I wouldn't give in though. I think we need to push a wee bit then if needed take it easy afterwards

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    Perfectly natural, knee replacement is hard, I’ve had two over the past nine months. I’m 67 and felt 97,inactivity, pain, plateaus wanting to get back to normal, and patience not one of my virtues, we all go through a range of emotions. Stick in there all will be well.😀😀😀😀

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      I'm not patient either, I'm not liking being at home on my own for hours on end. And, I'm putting on weight because I'm not out and about. I used to walk for miles every day in my job. 😞

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    Absolutely!! More so this week getting fed up I think. Didn't help with consultant wanting to wait a further 6 weeks to see if my bend will improve telling me to find will power ( I have will power just need to see something positive). I can't wait to come out the other side of this it

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    Hi, I’m 8 weeks too, there is no normal!  We all cope differently, for me it was the isolation and boredom, apart from having family around in evenings and the occasional visit from friends I was completely on my own. They also say that some people get depressed because it’s like losing a body part. Now that I can drive it is much improved and I have also asked to go back to work part-time!   

    Be positive and don’t over do it!  Best Wishes on your future recovery. 

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    Deb,  I'm only 5 1/2 weeks but I'd say what you're feeling is experienced by many.  I can't wait to clean my home.  I can do small tasks now but not what I'd like to do.  I injured a ligament in my foot by doing a new PT exercise so I am somewhat behind where I should be.  Be careful and don't do what you're not strong enough to do.  Recovering is a long process for a TKR it seems.  Hope you have a better day tomorrow.  

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    STOP STOP STOP. You don't have to prove anything to anyone. That's how people get in trouble o fell the day after my revision and no damage to the jOint BUT, I BROKE my femur. Had I not been so intent on saying "been her e, done that" many of my problems would have been avoided. Slow and steady....let it come to you and I promise it will.

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