- Jun 21, 2021
- United States
I report to the hospital tomorrow at 6:00 am for out patient LTKR. I can't wait to get started on the road to recovery.
I was also told about my BMI, and that I had to be below 35 for them to do the surgery, I did not know that co-morbidities were the real issue. One of my coworkers was just asking me about that, since she was told she couldn’t have a TKR due to her BMI being too high. Thank you for that info.…Because of no co-morbidities, such as diabetes, no heart or lung issues, and normal blood pressure, my surgeon said that I was not at a higher risk. I am mentioning this so that other morbidly obese folks may feel encouraged. My surgeon never mentioned my weight. I brought the subject up when I asked him whether I should wait for a year and try to lose weight. That is when he explained about the co-morbidities.