- Dec 4, 2015
- United States
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This recovery does play havoc with your emotions. Things will improve. Your knee is working hard at healing and that's taking a lot of your physical and emotional energy.The pain level is manageable but I'm still an emotional wreck. One minute I'm in tears over nothing and the next I'm enraged about this whole process. I've gone from optimistic after my GP didn't find anything terribly wrong to totally discouraged that I'll ever heal. I'm trying to have a life again within limits but anything I do leaves me exhausted. It's over 13 weeks since the surgery and the prospect of many more months of this is disheartening at best.
This doesn’t mean you will feel poorly the whole year, and it’s an average timeframe.The prospect of recovery taking up to 1 full year still makes me unhappy but I'm getting better at accepting it as a fact that I can't change.