Hi. I just had a little emotional melt down (which I never do). My tkr was last Jan. 20....almost a yr ago. I just want to know what does your knees feel like afterward. Mine feels hard, heavy, stiff, and like it 'catches' or moves when I bend it. Will I ever get to where I don't feel the new knee 24/7???? I feel it every time I move, step, roll in bed....etc. ALL the time! I am so flustered! When I sit at my desk, I have to stand for a few seconds before I can walk. I did everything they said to do. Did 5 months of PT. I just feel like it will never be ok. My Dr. keeps saying some take up to a yr to heal right. Well....that is next wk & its not doing better. I didn't do anything fun with my kids last summer. I can't believe there's a chance I won't again this summer!! I really thought I'd be walking better by now! I went grocery shopping yesterday. By time I'm done, it feels SO swelled up & I can barely make it to the checkout. Then by time I'm done standing (if they're busy), I can barely hobble to my car. This can't be normal!!! My other knee is hurting alot also....but I don't want to go thru all this again. Thanks for letting me vent. I just want my life back. View Thread
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