It’s interesting to read the thread related to your surgery. My revision surgery from an infection happened on January 30, the same day as your surgery. I’m 68 years old and this is my fifth surgery and three years on this knee.
As it happens, my work is in leadership development, and behavior. I also happen to be results oriented. That’s why patience has become my greatest weapon and healing and in life. I did have PT after the surgery, with terminated about a month prior to it scheduled end.
The bone smart approach is the right approach. My biggest focus after implant was achieving 0° extension and 120° flexion. After four weeks or so I was at 0° and 140° flexion. That’s what set you up for long-term recovery. Strengthening exercises help - in moderation.
Men in particular can be pretty stubborn and hardheaded with respect to patience and creating urgency where there is none. Time is your ally. Always.
At 10 weeks, my knee looks beautiful, the infection is gone. I know I’ll have continued stiffness, soreness and swelling for months, but the right mindset and some discipline make all the difference. On May I have my other name replaced. It’s bone on bone and in terrible shape.
My biggest advantage is that I know it’s ahead. I can’t wait for the healing pain because I know where I’m headed. Frequent visits to this website. Will keep your spirits up and encourage you to modify behaviors that may hold you back.
Finally, you can never overestimate the power of an abundance mindset versus a scarcity and negative mindset, in any aspect of life.
Hang in there