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I think this is very likely true. I think it would help to explain the random depression many of us have trouble with. I've always wondered why that is a thing for any major surgery, not just joint replacements. It's a huge problem with cardiac bypass patients too.Even though we have anesthesia during the surgery that keeps us asleep and prevents our conscious mind from remembering the surgery, I personally believe that somewhere in our brain it is remembered and causes us certain fears for a while.
I would absolutely still use your cane to help manage the ice and snow. I'm still using mine any time I go somewhere I think the terrain will be uneven, or if I'll have to stand a lot, or if I think people might crowd me. Keep your cane. And you have the next surgery coming up. There is no need to rush any part of your recovery with a second one coming up.I’m not giving up my cane especially living in an ice and snow climate. I may just have to be ok with using it until spring
I actually vaguely remember this from when my dad had open heart surgery. He'd never had anxiety before and had some pretty bad bouts for months after surgery, all stemming from a dream he had while under sedation.It's a huge problem with cardiac bypass patients too.
Yeah I told my bf last night it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if I just use a cane until spring. Part of me is resentful at having to use it because it means I have limitations. I'm also slightly annoyed that it's easier now that it's icy out to send him into the store for stuff than for me to get out, make my way to the store, change shoes, go in, shop, pay, change shoes again on the way out, and make my way back to the car. *sigh*Keep your cane. And you have the next surgery coming up. There is no need to rush any part of your recovery with a second one coming up.