tkr ,doing fair here in the U.S

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I had a tkr 13 days ago . No problem sleeping, lie with leg elevated well on pillows. Although I am a side sleeper , I have had no difficulty sleeping. I did experience a bout with dehydration. Oh, that was horrible. I am 65, so they find it better for me to walk with a walker. I am better everyday. the leg swells if I leave it dependent too long, but I ice .elevate and walk as tolerated. I found I have to be positive or , I will descend into depression again , and that is a very dark place that I suffered from before ( over a divorce ) . I love reading the blogs posted . We are all different, but it makes me feel good that I am not alone . Thanks for bein here for me ! 

God Bless us all !!

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    Everyone recovers differently,

    I am so pleased you are doing so well, it gives peolpe hope. I was out of bed the same day walking around. I am now 6 weeks post op, I still get some pain bit of has not stopped me painting sheds . I elevate and ice as and when I need it. Best wishes to you .God bless you

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    Good for you, and well done! Yes, a positive mind set is essential! Good healing to you!
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    Hi Gayle, the posts here are very positive and have kept me from going into depression over the last 7 weeks, I never thought at 50 that I would struggle so much, how wrong I was!  Keep going and when times are tough, log on and talk to these guys for support! Best Wishes.
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    The depression you may feel is a very specific type...nothing like other depressive situations...

    https://patient.info/forums/discuss/tkr-and-post-operative-depression-604195

    It has a very specific cause and a very specific remedy.  Once you realize that it's "fake" depression, you kick it out the door and it doesn't come back.  Face it, beat it over the head with a club.  Gone.

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    Gayle,so happy to hear you are doing so well after 13 young days of your TKR!! That is awesome ! Keep doing your therapy,and all needed at this time ,and of course continue to be optimistic!, it helps a lot!!! 

    Good luck to you and speedy recovery!

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    You're lucky you're able to have a good sleep, a lot of people can't for a long while. I'm sure that helps to give more strength during the day. I was lucky, able to sleep from day one and now 6 weeks later I'm lying on my side, my tummy. So comfy. It does get easier, honestly. I wish you all the best in your recovery

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