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61 on Dec 4, new knee on 10th!

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by sillyBilly, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. sillyBilly

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    I am a bit nervous, but am looking forward to getting past the recovery pain and not having to deal with pain every step I take.
     
  2. SusieShoes

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    Hi @sillyBilly and :welome: If you tell us when you are having your surgery, and which knee, we will create a signature for you. Also, you can join the team for the month of your surgery and meet other members who are having their surgery at the same time.

    Not having to deal with that horrible bone-on-bone arthritis pain in the knee(s) is wonderful! Getting rid of that pain is the best thing in the world.

    If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask. There's lots of experience here!

    Here's some pre-op reading for you.

    If you have concern about pain with this surgery, Plan For Pain, can be helpful for having this discussion with your medical team.

    New BoneSmart members like you are in various stages of their journey to joint replacement. Making the decision whether or not to have surgery and preparing for surgery can be easier once you have done your research and know what lies ahead. Here are some tools that can help you decide what is best for you.

    If you are at the stage where you have joint pain but don't know for sure if you are ready to have surgery, these links may help:

    Score Chart: How bad is my arthritic knee?
    Choosing a surgeon and a prosthesis
    BMI Calculator - What to do if your surgeon says you're too heavy for joint replacement surgery
    Longevity of implants and revisions: How long will my new joint last?

    If you are at the stage where you are planning to have surgery but are looking for information so you can be better prepared for what is to come, take a look at these links:

    Recovery Aids: A comprehensive list for hospital and home
    Recliner Chairs: Things you need to know if buying one for your recovery
    Pre-Op Interviews: What's involved?

    Regardless of where you are in the process, the website and app My Knee Guide can help you stay organized and informed. The free service keeps all the information pertaining to your surgery and recovery in one place on your smartphone. It is intended to be a personal support tool for the entire process.

    And if you want to picture what your life might be like with a replaced knee, take a look at the posts and threads from other BoneSmarties provided in this link:

    Stories of amazing knee recoveries


    If you have any questions, fire away - we're here to help.
     
  3. HoneyB

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    The surgical pain wasn't as bad as I expected. The recovery was longer than I expected even though my surgeon told me from the very beginning that full recovery takes at least a year. It's worth the trouble! I'm now at 6 months with knee #2 and 9.5 months with knee #1, and both are doing well. I wish I'd had the surgery earlier and not endured knee pain longer than was necessary. I still marvel that I can walk without knee pain. Good luck!
     

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