I am currently 3 weeks out from TKR and really struggling not only physically but emotionally. I thought I was a strong person prior to this surgery. I seem to cry every single day thinking my life will never be the same. I am 42 and very distressed at the fact that I have had TKR already. I feel like a 42 year old in an 82 year old body. I played fastpitch softball in high school along with volleyball. I did catch and play left field for softball, but find it really hard to believe that wore out my knees. I thought sports were suppose to be good for us!! At this point, my other knee is getting ready to go and I will say this.....it will fall off before I do another TKR surgery!! I am a person who loves to be on the go and this recovery, as you know, just does not allow for that. I love going to PT because I feel so darn good afterwards, but once I leave and get home, I find myself getting stiffer and stiffer. I can't stand it!! I take small walks and it feels stiffer, why is that? Will this ever get better? I feel like I jumped into something way to early. Yes, I was bone on bone, but did not experience horrible pain. I was constantly having to get my knee drained of fluid and get injections of Orthovisc, but really didn't have terrible pain. I finally got fed up with getting it drained and said, "Ok, lets do it!" My medical insurance is also a huge factor because at this point I have no deductible and my insurance pays 100%. Since I am a single mom with limited income, I felt now was the best time to "afford" to do it. It's terrible that money would be a reason, but it was. Please, please tell me that this is going to be better. I have 3 more weeks off work and my job is an Administrative Assistant in a school district, so needless to say, I am behind a desk all day and rarely get up. Will this be very uncomfortable when I return to work? And if so, any advice?