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Bilateral TKR for me in November

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by DblDn65, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. DblDn65

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    I will be having bilateral TKRs in August, 2018. I'm looking forward to progressively getting better instead of getting worse.

    I'm 65 and I guess the warranty has expired on a lot of my body parts. This year I had my right thyroid removed, it was the size of a tennis ball, I had 2 stents put in my heart, 90% blockage and now I'm bone on bone in both knees.

    Some days it's rough when you don't know which leg you're supposed to limp on because they both hurt just as bad. My wife and I love to walk and this is just hindering us a lot.

    Pressing through the pain

    DblDwn65

    My surgery will be August 20th.
    PS. When I said my wife and I love to walk and this is hindering us, I didn't mean that I stopped. After I had my stints put in, I had an app put on my phone to track my steps for my heart health and since June 3rd I have walked 246,424 steps equal to 113 miles 44 hours. So excited to double or triple that.
     
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    Welcome to BoneSmart. You will walk just fine. Any special questions, just ask!
     
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    Hello @DblDn65 - and :welome:

    Please will you tell us the full date of your knee replacements , so we can make a signature for you? Thank you.:flwrysmile:

    Have you joined the August Ho Shots monthly group yet?
    Just post your surgery date in the
    2018 August Hot Shots - Are you having knee surgery in August?
    thread at the top of the Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area page and you'll be added to the list.
    It's a good idea to get to know your fellow BoneSmarties who will be getting new joints this month. We've found that it helps to have a group of folks who are going through surgery and do it as a team....helping and supporting each other.

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

    Score Chart: How bad is my arthritic knee?
    Choosing a surgeon and a prosthesis

    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
     
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    Oh we hear you and we sympathise. But it will all over soon.
     
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    Yes, you will walk just fine, @DblDn65. Walking was my main goal post-surgery. I had both knees done last year and am walking great.
     
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    The date of my surgery is August 20th.
     
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    My bilateral is this Tuesday! This forum has helped a lot and I don’t seem to be so scared of the pain afterwards.
    The surgeon is also going to be straightening my right leg being as I am bowing...
    Stay tuned....
     
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    Hope you have a great recovery - keep us posted!
     
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    Two more sleeps til my surgery! Spent the weekend cleaning house and getting my bathroom equipment ready! Going over bills and insurance/work leave requests! TV in bedroom! Recliner setup on porch, books, Lots of pillows and the lounge dr! Need to make a supply run after work today! Ice packs(gel), beverages, pre-cook some chicken breasts and pork tenderloin and freeze! That with frozen veggies should be good for a while!
    Hope to hear today or tomorrow on scheduled time for surgery!
    What am I forgetting? Uff


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    Everything sounds great. I'm sure you'll be walking with your wife in no time. I'm doing a bilateral in October.
     
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    My BTKR has been delayed due to my cardiologist. He says that I need to be on Plavix for 6 months or more due to the stents that were put in my heart. Why he waited 5 weeks to deny, I don't understand.
    I will know, hopefully, Tuesday when my surgery is rescheduled for.
    Feeling frustrated!
    DblDn65
     
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    Sorry to hear that! It's enough of an emotional roller coaster waiting for the surgery. Best to be cautious, though.
     
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    I understand. I always look for the positive in everything. Especially since I reflect my blood type...B Positive.
     
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    Be positive! I see what you did there!
     
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