Feeling anxious as to be expected. Usually procedures don’t bother me but this one feels major. Having trouble with the idea of needing TKR and of hearing a doctor say the words “severe arthritis”. It was okay to be middle aged with arthritis. Now I’m elderly facing staged TKR surgeries. I find myself withdrawing into myself even when I’m not consciously thinking about surgery. Wish it were happening sooner so the stress of waiting would be over. Apprehensive about post-op as well... I sound just like everyone else, eh?!!?