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TKR December 2 TKR - survived surgery now the real fun begins.

Sara61

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I can totally relate- I'm now 8 weeks post op and most nights I have intermittent sleep - my husband kindly moved to the guest bedroom, so I either check up on BoneSmart- watch tv or play games on my phone- like you I'm not a napper - usually after a couple of nights I get the occasional "Good nights" sleep ...
As I'm not working I just try to relax and rest on sofa daytime. I think my main issue is getting comfortable- I spend the night changing positions.
They say it WILL get better :praying::praying::praying:
 

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I’m five weeks in and have turned the corner with sleep. Most nights I can now sleep on my side. So take heart those of you still struggling. Things will get better in time. Yesterday I even walked outside for a half a mile. No pain! So grateful.
I only took two pain pills after surgery on 11-2, and it was tough, especially st night. I’m a big reader but I couldn’t think I hurt so much so I practiced breathing meditation, read BoneSmart posts and watched junk TV. I went from bed to recliner and tried to just accept the no sleeping, knowing it was the norm.
Therapy now is getting much easier and I can see my progress. Sure my knee gets stiff and going downstairs remains difficult but I know in time all will be well. BoneSmart folks have been a source of solace. Good luck to all of you just coming out of surgery.
 

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