- Dec 21, 2007
- Northern Part of the Buckeye State
- United States
I am much like you--I have four labs/lab mixes, and I am a very, very active person. One thing that I learned, though, after my BTKR was that I had to reach deep down inside of myself to find the patience necessary to go through rehab/recovery. Your recovery may be a little slower than you would like it to be, and it would be in your best interest to recognize that the surgery will require you to take it easy for a while---the more you do on your surgical knee, the slower your recovery will be, and then, you will become even more frustrated.I have a total lack of patience post-op as I MUST daily shoot my bow, play with my two 100lb labs, do yard chores, etc. I absolutly hate sitting around waiting for healing to take place
We have to learn to temporarily set aside some of the activities in our lives so that recovery can successfully take place.
After recovery, though, you will be totally amazed at how much more enjoyable those activities are! No pain, no stiffness, and those labbies will enjoy it even more, too!