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  1. Sbow3111

    Depression/post-op blues

    @Rosieglasses, I can certainly relate to the crying jags... I'd tell my husband, "Here it comes!" and I'd just cry and cry over (what seems now) to be the silliest things. And I'd go on and on about how much I loved him and appreciated him for sticking with me through all of it. In hindsight, I...
  2. Sbow3111

    TKR Just giving up

    You are so lucky to have found this site (I know I was!)!! Everyone is so helpful and kind ... stay connected!! It sounds like you definitely need to get a second opinion about what is going on. You should not be feeling as you are. Keep reaching out for the help you need ... Sending prayers for...
  3. Sbow3111

    TKR Knee tightness and lack of sleep<

    I am at the same place as you in recovery ... my TKR was 12/4/15. Try Benadryl at bedtime; this, along with 800 mg Advil has been the answer for me when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. Also, it sounds as though maybe you're feeling some of the all too common "post-op blues". Check in...
  4. Sbow3111

    Bilateral TKR Nerve Damage?

    One step forward - two steps back?? I've been doing so well (nurse called me "poster child for recovery"), but now at eight weeks I feel I have regressed a little. ROM is still good, but I feel now as though I am having more swelling/tightness than I have had in weeks. Have any of you found this...
  5. Sbow3111

    Depression/post-op blues

    I come to this thread every day, just to read and re-read everyone's experiences with the depression and anxiety. I could never put into words how much it helps to know that others know what I'm going through, and I'm not alone. At eight weeks, I am still struggling, but SO much better than I...
  6. Sbow3111

    Depression/post-op blues

    I can't even tell you how much it meant to me when I searched "post-op depression" and found all these comments/notes!! I had NO IDEA this was a real thing and that so many were suffering from the same thing I was! I have a history of depression and have been on meds almost all my life. But I...

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