Re: Knee Replacement post suregery
Your post does not give much specific information. Why are you viewing the operation as unsuccessful. What is going on?
But for starters . . . after only three weeks, I do not think it would be possible to tell whether the operation was successful or not (unless, of course, something was seriously wrong). The recuperation time from knee replacements is in the range of 6 to 8 weeks, as I recall, though it really stretches on for several months.
What I do know also is that recuperation from knee replacements is more lengthy and much more painful than for any other joint replacement. Are you still undergoing physical therapy?
Is the medication you stopped for pain? If so, the purpose of pain medication is to help you work through physical therapy and recover as quickly as possible. But I certainly would not restart any medications without talking with your physician.
We live in a world where everything is supposed to happen right away. Many people view surgery as though we are mechanical robots and you just replace a part and are off and running again. It just does not work that way. Healing takes time . . . and for some it takes more than others.
Many hospitals have support groups specifically for people who have undergone knee replacements because they are so tough. Maybe there is something like that in your area.