Post op blues
I was so happy to know that I was about to have my hip replacement surgery. I was told it would be available in September but that was delayed until 21st November, that date was cancelled on the 20th (24 hrs before the procedure) I was devastated to say the least. Fortunately another surgeon stepped in, he was free to go ahead on the 5th December. I now have my new hip that has been a resounding success with no complications, I should be shouting from the rooftops in celebration, but I’m not.
I'm feeling very ungrateful right now as I’ve not left the house since I was discharged on 7th December. I have been unable to go out due to the horrendous weather, along with having nobody to accompany me even if the weather changed. Ive lost the passion to embrace my second chance to get my life back and the confidence to do it alone.
I know it’s a negative attitude that I never dreamed of, in my head, pre op, I was planning for my enhanced future, right now all I can think is that it was the wrong time for such a procedure, I cannot move around to strengthen my muscles and that is stunting my progress.
I hate that I am sounding so ungrateful. I see myself as a failure and a lazy person who has been given this amazing second chance only to squander it, sitting around, in my pyjamas and attempting to distract myself by watching rubbish on the television.
My depression is off the charts, I should be happy for this gift, sadly I’m the total opposite. I have to snap out of this low mood, I just don’t know how.
Has anyone else had this reaction after surgery? Any tips or advice would be very welcome and helpful.
I am so sorry to bring doom and gloom on you guys, hopefully this post won’t drag anyone else down. I apologise in advance for being such a grump.
stay safe and warm guys, take care and better health to you all in this new year.
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