Unfortunately all a part of this recovery. Nap during the day if you can. Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?My problem is getting a good nights rest.
I am sorry, Whoodee. It can be miserable in the early days and weeks. My suggestion won't necessarily take away the pain, it's more about comfort. I often suggest gathering up bed pillows. I used many, I kind of surrounded myself with them so I felt swaddled. Pillows to me are like an adult Teddy Bear, something that brings you comfort due to the softness. You can use them under legs, arms, across your tummy, wherever you want in an effort to get a bit more comfy in bed and hopefully nod off for longer periods of time. Try it!I just can’t get in a comfortable position.
You don't have to sleep just at night, you can sleep anytime and anywhere. As long as you get sleep, it doesn't matter where or when. I took naps morning, afternoon, and night before even trying to go to bed for a night's rest. This went on for about a month. Those naps really helped and will help you, too.My problem is getting a good nights rest.
I, too, had an ingrained limp on my right leg. I had used a cane for at least 25 years before my TKR and man, was it hard to unlearn. I concentrated on not limping, but not until after my surgical pain was just about gone. Thinking about walking with a heel-to-toe stride helped me a lot. I still catch myself slipping back into that limp when I'm extra tired, so it is a continued teaching of the body to walk correctly.limped all that time and now I know I can walk without pain but my brain says no.