- Sep 24, 2022
- United States
Bilateral TKR December 19, 2022. Pain and inmovility mostly in left knee lead me to reach out to doctor last week. Wondering why left is so much worse than right. He prescribed steroids. Steroids helping a lot but why am I still so much in pain. Feels much like muscle cramps all through both legs after ahard work out. can't straigten left leg but can straighten right. Feeling exhausted and frustrated. Am I expecting too much just at 5 weeks? COnstipation leads to nausea although I work hard at eating right and taking suppliments to ease constipation. I underestimated the overall trauma of major surgery. I was focused on overcoming pain but the emotional/psychological efffec is huge. Has anyone else experienced the emotional impact as well?