Anxiety about walking without rollator 7 months after tkr
I had tkr 7 months ago and after a very long and difficult recuperation period I finally have ROM to 120. Because I had a very stiff knee to begin with and a lot of complications I have been walking with a rollator for a long time and have huge anxiety to go without it. I feel unbalanced when walking and scared to walk. When I’m at PT I can do it but since I live alone I get very scared to do it by myself. I’m running out of PT appointments and must do this on my own. I’m 72 and in good health as far as I know. I have had some anxiety and depression generally because I lost my husband and mother less than two years ago and I don’t know if that has something to do with it. Has anyone had this experience or are there any suggestions on how to overcome it? It’s really worrying me because I’m afraid I might not be able to walk normally again. (I’ve tried a cane but it seemed to make things worse.) Really appreciate any advice you can give me! Thanks so much in advance for your help.