Greetings everyone from Texas. So thankful I found this place. I now know that what I am experiencing is shared by others, thank goodness. I am 7 weeks post op. I thought I was doing ok.. having a lot of restless legs at night, and recovery is slow for me as I couldn't hardly walk prior to this for almost 2 years and bent over limping. It wasn't until last week I began feeling very blue and it has become pronounced this weekend. I had my 55th birthday during this recovery period and feel this same way. I had a horrible experience with the doctor's staff and there was a lot of confusion for me regarding important decisions right after my surgery (I was only one day overnight in the hospital). Confusion over when the Silverlon bandage should be removed; the office staff told me to wean off of pain medication after only ONE WEEK!!! I don't understand why I was treated the way I was. If anyone knows of a thread here for posting their doctor experiences, please share. Anyways I think there are multiple factors for my blues and really do not feel ready to return to work. My blood pressure is spiking.