I had a TKR, left leg on 17 March. I thought I was prepared for the process but it has definitely been harder than I could have imagined. I have had some very low times, my first 2 days post op I was confined to bed with very low blood pressure and I also had reactions to various pain medications because of my sensitive gut. The PT tore one of my stitches trying to force my leg to bend the first day post op. I was really beginning to question my decision to go ahead with surgery. I was so grateful to find this site 2 days ago. I was beginning to feel isolated even though I have support from my family. So much of the information given to me by the hospital staff was contradictory or non existent. After reading and using the advice on here I feel I have started to make a little progress. Reading other people stories has been both educational and inspirational. I have given myself permission to let my body heal instead of pushing it to its limits and beyond.