Hi everyone. And, another month has flown by. (Where does the time go?!) Here is my four months post tkr update:
Four months later, my tkr knee is still swollen and the flexibility still needs improved. It can be depressing, but there is no joint pain like prior to my surgery. I can walk without pain and do not need to carry around crutches like I did prior to my total knee replacement.
When someone (friend) asks me how my knee is, I reply “It’s getting there.” What else can I say? It’s a long process. Am I wrong to think that replying “oh, I’m working on going downstairs, I can go upstairs, I still need to work on flexibility, I have no pain in my hamstring, etc,” is not interesting to others?
I’ve learned to reply this way since I’ve heard “suck it up” so many times throughout my life. I don’t need to hear that when the pain is so intense, it’s depressing. That includes a week after having this total knee replacement surgery. Who needs that?
FYI: I started going downstairs without using the railings, but it is still slow. Going upstairs is easy, though. Nice. Stairs are not easy to do during the recuperation process. It is not a pretty site, either.
Hoping my tkr blogging insight helps others going through the same thing four months post tkr. Find interesting? Kindly share…Thanks!
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