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[PARTIAL KR] Catkins recovery from PKR!

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by catkin69, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Jockette

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    What I read and what my surgeon’s office did and did not say, I expected a 2-3 month recovery, so I was very frustrated, too, even though I’m retired and didn’t have a job to return to.

    In fact, my recovery has been slower than many of our members who got total replacements.

    I wasn’t as young as you, I was 61, but I also haven’t had any other health issues in my life other than arthritis.

    I was shocked to learn the truth when I found Bonesmart at 4 weeks post op.
     
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    That’s sometimes what we all think, that we’ll heal faster or easier due to age or lack of medical issues. But in reality every body reacts and heals differently, some faster some slower. My dad had his second TKR at 82, I was 59 when I had mine. Guess who had the easier, less painful recover...it wasn’t me.
     
  3. Irish471

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    @catkin69 , I know how you’re feeling! You just want to be better already! I feel like recovery has slowed way down since returning to work, so take that time you need. It’s frustrating, I know :console2:
     
  4. catkin69

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    @Irish471 at 10 weeks I thought I had cracked it and could see the light at the end of the tunnel but that tunnel seems to have got longer and I don’t see it!
    @KarriB I guess it is just that expectation that we will bounce back quicker!
    I shall keep chipping away at this recovery.
    My husband filmed me walking yesterday. I was doing my ‘best walk’ and really didn’t think I was limping but it told another story!!
     
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    You're doing well. It's just tht you can't rush this recovery. No matter how much you want it to be over more quickly (and don't we all?) it's going to take as long as your body needs it to.

    Patience is hard, I know, but you're going to get there. Time is on your side. One day, you'll be walking easily, without any limp at all, but good things take time.
    Give yourself time.jpg
     
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    Your certainly not alone in your feeling that your recovery is going slow. I had a PKR first and never recovered properly from that. Then 4 months after had another surgery to try and fix the problem. Ya no that didn’t happen. Fast forward to now and I’m still trying to recover with a TKR. I’m with you, I’m 49 and thought I’d be a quick healer. Patience they keep saying.. I say wine lol. Just kidding. Crazy how everyone’s surgeries and or issues are so different. I really hope things improve for you as there is no way I could go back to work yet either. I find it’s one step forward 2 back.. hoping that changes and improves for us both soon! Xx
     
  7. catkin69

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    Thanks @Jolease , wine definitely helps!
    We will get there. Who knows when!!
     
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