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I am now 5 weeks post op TKR . This forum has been very helpful to me as I struggle with so much pain, lack of sleep, loss of appetite, shortness of breath and staying positive. I know I am not alone. How could I have predicted that I was amongst the last patients to have this surgery as we faced a global pandemic? Obviously, hospital visits stopped and the physio department closed. My 6 week post op check with the consultant will be by telephone. I've had to get on with physio on my own in lockdown but of course haven't had any measurements taken.
It's hard to maintain a positive attitude and look forward to normal activities post op when in isolation and lockdown. The TKR journey is not without periods of anxiety about the future. The coronavirus pandemic ramps up these anxiety levels. To anyone else out there experiencing TKR recovery in these extraordinary times we must try to be kind to ourselves. Its a long slog but one day we will be pain free and the pandemic will be over. Stay safe!
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