It is normal to be scared, this is a major surgery. Your surgeon and the surgical team have a lot of experience with TKR, and you will be in good hands.I know it’s the only option left for me but I’m scared nonetheless.
Hi @Mimibmgc You aren't alone. I had terrible anxiety right before my surgery, which was last week (Sept. 15). During the week prior to the surgery, I made myself sick with worry. I kept second guessing my decision -- even though I knew deep down it was the right thing to do.I’m having my left total knee replacement on this Thursday September 23rd and I am so scared. I know it’s the only option left for me but I’m scared nonetheless.
Smart move! Like you, I have difficulty sitting still, but I'm at Day 12 and still spend most of the day icing and elevating. I get up and walk around the house about once an hour. I do my stretching exercises 2x a day. But, at this stage, if I try to do more, my knee throbs with pain.Decided to take it easy this weekend which is tough for me to do (I’m always finding things to do).