Hi, New to site. Found it last night while I was feeling sorry for myself and basically having a pity party! I have to say, it helped reading a lot of your post surgery stories. Went off the meds two days ago. Hydromorpone- didn’t help the pain much , so I decided to see how it would go. Third day in and pain isn’t any worse and my mood seems better. Having my rt knee replaced ( yes,same leg as hip) in 6 months. Not looking forward to that, now that I know what recovery is like My husband is my caretaker and is doing a great job, but I know he is getting tired of it all and then I feel bad . Just need to have a better attitude I know. I am walking with a cane only when I get tired and went out to lunch today with friends. I could only sit for an hour (and that was uncomfortable). Anybody else feeling crazed one min. and optimistic the next? PT and nurse say I am doing fine . Why can’t I believe it?