Hi- I'm new this forum, but not new to knee surgery. I had a PTFL (posterior talofibular ligament) surgery 2 years ago and afterwards lost a ton of weight to try to ensure, I would not need to that surgery on my other knee. Well, it turns out it doesn't matter because my left knee has started to dislocate and they are suggesting I have the surgery. I'm very upset because to be honest the PTFL recovery was one of the hardest things I've ever done and to be honest it really affected me emotionally. Not being able to walk and the amount of pain and work it took to be okay was overwhelming me. To add fuel to the fire, my husband and I have been going through IVF for the past year and were just about to implant our first embryo but my doctor has suggested doing my knee before progressing with that. So after all this hard work, I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but now I need to start over. Since I heard the news, I've been distraught. I'm trying to hide it from my husband because I know that this must be so stressful for him, as so much of the burden of helping me after surgery has fallen/will fall on him again. He says he's fine, but it all feels like so much. My doctor said my first PTFL recovery was harder than most and he hopes this recovery will be easier. I guess I'm wondering if anyone found the second knee surgery easier at all or has any advice on how to "buck up" for this surgery? Knowing what is coming has me terrified. Any help would be great...Thank you.