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TKR right knee March 4. Also have OA in left knee & both hips w right hip being the worst.
Hoping having at least one solid joint helps but don't know, pain is pretty bad, can't walk without at least a cane, further walks crutches. Anyone w similar issues?
 

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@Abbylayla - I've moved the above post from the March Musketeers thread, which is really just a thread wher we list people's surgery dates, so you can see who will be having surgery around the same time as you are.

Here is some pre-op information, to help you prepare for your surgery:
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?

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
 
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steverup my RTKR was scheduled for the same day as yours. I had to reschedule because of a dental issue. I'm now on the schedule for 4/8 & keeping my fingers crossed the coronavirus doesn't result in another delay.
I enjoy reading your posts. You appear to be doing better than many & that has helped ease my nerves a bit!
 

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Please let us know when you have a new surgery date, @Abbylayla . Meanwhile, I have removed your name from the March surgery thread.
 
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Thanks Celle. My new surgery date is April 8.
 

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Thank you for the new surgery date - although I'm afraid it's likely that will also be cancelled.
I've added your name to the April Rainbows surgery thread.
 
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I haven't been notified of cancelation yet and I've got my fingers crossed. I cannot walk without crutches & both hips & both knees are severely arthritic.
I'm pretty done w this pain & zero quality of life!
 

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