Just wanted to see if anyone who was NWB for 6-8 weeks found it overwhelming? ugh..I'm only on week 3 and I am so frustrated and bored!!
I had always had trouble with my knees, had 3 arthroscopics for meniscus problems since i was in my 20s. And at 35 I was told that my knees were of a 70 year old, but I was too young to get a knee replacement...so in 2008 at 47 I get a left TKR, and recovered really well, so well that this year I wanted to check something off the bucketlist and I wanted to do a 5k. Well I am not in shape, so I did a couch to 5k program and after jogging a little bit everyday started to have some shin pain...I went to see a sport doc who took xrays and had me on crutches for 3 weeks, then sent me to a surgeon...I had a bone scan and there was a hot spot...the surgeon didnt see any sign of infection (old) or a complete fracture, but he said that it was a possible stress fracture and to stay off of it for 8 weeks,....ugh. He said that if it breaks completely that I would definatly need surgery...Which I do not. But this NWB is so difficult. I cant do anything really and to tell you the truth even the part of me that didnt hurt now do...the opposite knee that now holds all the wieght, my foot and even my hip and back...is this all normal? Thank God I kept all the med equipment from my total knee...that has helped.
I guess I just wanted to see if anyone was frustrated and any tricks to get through this time???