- Dec 11, 2010
- United States
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If I had a visible energy meter on my body, I would have been able to watch it plummet. LOL.
It is amazing that the knee feels so good but we get so tired.Funny how that works; I kept thinking " good lord, I just had knee surgery, not open heart surgery, why am I so dang tired!!"
When I returned to the classroom at eight week (much too early, but that is another story), I would come home from school and crash---I was exhausted at the end of the day.I'm thankful I'm retired and don't have the worry of trying to go back to work by a certain time hanging over my head.
This gig called recovery is very much like this---From my appointment, things change in good and bad ways during this recovery.
Exactly! One of many reasons I wanted it done now, while I haven't become immobilized from too much knee pain and malfunction.Ran into a guy who was a year out, says his knee is fine, he just can't fight his age. Doing a TKR while you can still enjoy the befits is a good combination.
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And that is what is all about---be patient, but you will feel even better when recovery is all done!This knee feels so good, and I'm so excited for how well it's doing. I have to keep reminding myself I still have a lot of recovery to do yet, and it just blows my mind.
I know you feel a bit confined at night, try the bed, but don't hesitate to go back to the chair if you need to---use pillows and pillows and pillows in order to get that knee comfortable.I'm still sleeping in the chair.
You cannot get too much rest and sleep at this stage of the game!The recliner has been great for napping (maybe too much?