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The first few weeks are hard, but it's going to get better from now on. The most important things you can do now are to rest, ice and elevate you leg, and take your pain medications on a fixed schedule.What I underestimated was how hard this would be. And it's not the pain, although in the middle of the night sometimes I feel like just chopping my leg off!! It's the emotional toll this is taking on me that has hit me for six. Never would I ever of believed I could feel so down. I have not seen anyone apart from my husband for days and he had been at work for 10 hours a day. I also have no idea if I am doing what I should be at this stage in terms of ROM. Not due to see the PT until Dec 18th which will be 3 weeks after my op.
Pre-op pain is bad, crippling, horrible, demoralising, and only gets worse.Never would I ever of believed I could feel so down