Hello. I am so grateful to have found this forum. I had TKR 10 days ago. The first few days I felt positive, like I could make it through this as a strong, positive fighter. Ever since day 3 I have been in total pain, an emotional wreck, and can’t seem to snap out of it. I literally cannot stop crying or feeling sorry for myself. I want to accept myself and be positive. I feel like I should be much farther ahead in my healing progression and I believe I’ve pushed myself too much trying to do things around the house which has delayed my recovery. I have read all the suggestions and points to follow and all my questions have been answered there. I guess I am posting this mostly for hope and a little push for camaraderie knowing others have been through this same thing and turned out ok. I have “tapered” off most of my meds with instruction from the doctor. At this point I am alternating between Tramodol and Tylenol every 4 hours which doesn’t seem to touch the pain. My fear is that it will never go away! My goal now is to stay in bed mostly with icing and elevation for the next few days in hopes it will begin to heal and repair. Thank you to anyone who is willing to listen. I had no idea this would be so difficult.