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2019 April Rainbows - Are you having knee surgery in April?

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by bottomshollow, Jan 1, 2019.

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    Is April the month you plan to find the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow? Congratulations!!! And we invite you to join the BoneSmart group, April Rainbows. As a team, you will have people like yourself going through surgery at the same time to talk with. We find this works really well to deal with concerns and provide support to each other.

    Let us know your surgery date and join the group!
     
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    Welcome to our latest and all April Rainbows!


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    Feel free post your surgery date in this thread, and I will add you to the list. Start a thread of your own in the Pre-Op Knee Section to post comments and share your journey toward knee replacement. Here's the link that gives you the instructions you need to do this:

    To start a new thread, hover your mouse "Knee" on the blue line at the top of the page for the drop down menu. Click on the "Pre Op". On the upper right hand side under the "Joint Replacement Awareness Day" banner, you will see a black rectangle with the words "Post New Thread" in white. Click on this, enter whatever title you want for your thread, but do try to keep it short and sweet, then tab down to the dialogue box and start typing your post which can be as long as you need for it to be.

    By starting your own thread, you and your questions and concerns will receive the attention they deserve. For additional help, look in the white heading under the blue, click on "Help & Info", then click on "How to Use This Forum". Lots of info there to help you navigate the forum.

    We are here to help in any way we can because We Care!

    08 April 2019 Jwatrlily
     
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    I'm scheduled for R-TKR on April 8th. Not new to joint replacement as I had a L-THR in September 2003. Still going strong on it. I know this will open up a can of worms but I have to have a hardware removal surgery, same knee, on Feb. 6th. I completely trust my surgeon. The hardware removal, 2 screws and a bolt on the tibial plateau, are necessary to do the TKR. Not looking forward to it as I'm 67.
     
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    @Jwatrlily - Welcome! Why did you have the hardware inserted in your right knee, and when? If you can tell us that, I'll add it to your signature.
     
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    To fix a tibial plateau fracture from a vehicle accident in 1988. Yes, the original surgeon should have removed it once healed but he got into malpractice trouble and skipped the country. I needed an OS immediately after the accident, was so badly injured and could not be life flighted elsewhere. He was the only OS in my rural community. Yes, it has been 30 years. I have faith in my surgeon now.
     
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    april 1.jpg @Jwatrlily, you have been officially added to the April surgery list! You are now officially an April Rainbow!

    Welcome to the BoneSmart forum. We’re so pleased that you have joined us here.
    We want to share your journey with you so please start a thread of your own in the proper forum. By starting your own thread, you and your questions and concerns will receive the attention they deserve.

    For additional help, look in the white heading under the blue, click on "Help & Info", then click on "How to Use This Forum". Lots of info there to help you navigate the forum.

    We are here to help in any way we can because We Care!
     
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    I just scheduled RTKR for April 25. I'd do it next week if it weren't for travel plans in place for March and my doc being a little leary to have me take an international trip at 5 weeks post-op. And depending on how it goes, I'll likely have LTKR before the end of 2019 as well.
     

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