You read the title correctly. There will come a time when sleeping through the night is possible after a tkr. Seems impossible at times, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. After so many LONG months without getting sound sleep, I thought it was important to share some updating news. There are previous posts about sleeping difficulties following my tkr. Take a look….
It took me about 8 months after my tkr before I could sleep more than 2-4 hours at a time. I couldn’t sleep comfortably. No position was good for me. All caused pain….
Now…27 months after my tkr, I can sleep without pain. It is exhilarating. In fact, it’s so thrilling, that I oversleep. I will wake up, stretch, HAVE NO PAIN and smile. With a smile of contentment upon my face, I fall back asleep.
Sometimes my nerve damage will remind me that it is there. I don’t care. The intensity level is nothing like it used to be.
So…if you are going through the post-tkr phase of sleeplessness (and, if you haven’t been there yet….I assure you…you will be), try to remember that it is short term. Short term may last almost a year, but it does end. Then, the pleasure and capability of sleep, good ole sleep, will return.
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