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   Posted 6/9/2012 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I had surgery on my knee approximately three weeks ago. I must say I was doing well at first; wanting to do things, get out of the house etc., but then I went back to work and things quickly changed for me. I was honestly bucket of tears. I've been crying everyday, extremely negative and tired when I come home. I honestly don't feel as though I have any fulfillment to my life anymore; walking my dog, going for runs or walks, seeing friends etc. I hate feeling like this. Is this a result of the surgery possibly? I could use some help with this.

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   Posted 6/9/2012 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Theknee,

Welcome to the depression forum. It seems strange that a surgery on your knee would cause you to have depression, but stranger things have happened before. It is a shock to your body and it is hard to say how the body is going to react. In either case, if life is this difficult for you, I would suggerst seeing a counselor. Or talk to your primary care physician. It does sound like you could be depressed.

Has anything other than the surgery been going on? Are you happy and fullfilled with your life as it is? If not, what in particular are you not happy with (obviously other than the down feeling that you have been having)?

I hope that you figure out what is going on with you. It isn't right to be unfullfilled with life. You sound like you are young, so you have a lot of days ahead of you. They should be good ones. Keep posting. And again, welcome to the forum.

Oh, you must of hit "submit" twice as you double posted, I deleted one...

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 6/9/2012 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Depression is fairly common after surgery. Surgery puts stress on your body that can trigger depression. Call your doctor before this gets any worse. They can help you feel better till it passes. Good luck and keep coming back :)
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   Posted 6/13/2012 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Your just 3weeks out of knee surgery, maybe you pushed things returning to work too soon, did you go for physical therapy after your surgery. Go back to your doctor and see what he/she thinks. Can you take anymor time off work? So that you can heal up.
And to seek out counseling for the depression. Many well wishes hope your feeling better soon and do keep us posted as we do care. Sorry about the typos. Also maybe try ice packs on your knee.
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   Posted 6/13/2012 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all of your responses. I spoke with my dr. today and he thinks that because this was an acute injury I'm still dealing with the fact that it happened so quickly and I'm going to have to get adjusted. Another thing is work. I've through a great deal of stress this school year with work. Handling this on top of work, job hunting, and graduate school...Well lets just say it's been a bear. I am going to see my counselor this week, and a really good friend who always makes me smile and laugh.
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