- Mar 8, 2013
- United States
View attachment 12397 gazelle7777, Don't let other people's remarks frighten you into seriously thinking of canceling your surgery. They are not the one's who will have to live with your painful knees---you are!
And telling you that you're brave to have bilateral TKR---it's really a terrific compliment to you, and you should take it that way. Please go to recovery and locate all the threads that have "Bilateral TKR" in front of the thread title and read them. They will help you feel much, much better.
Those of us who go through recovery with two operated knees do just as well as those who only have one done. And when you really need two done, it's better to have it one and done in terms of surgery, rehab, and recovery. It is NOT more difficult to recover from two than one. The first two or three weeks are the toughest. But with good pain management and following the BoneSmart mantra to the letter, it soon gets better and better. It's a long recovery period. So when you get to the end of recovery road----you're done and have two pain free knees to take you on the rest of your life journey----and now you'll be able to enjoy it and make the most of your life.
Print this out, color it, paste on some cardboard, and wear it with pride.
View attachment 12398Because you are, and YOU CAN DO THIS!!
Take care and keep us posted. We care. View attachment 12399
I am going home from hospital tomorrow (Friday)june 7th...me and my two new knees! Your post came to mind today-so positive and caring. I have a long road to hoe to get where I want to be....but I feel so good about my path to a new life walking with straight legs!