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Diane's Knee Quest finally the real deal

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by dianehelen, Jun 4, 2016.

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  1. dianehelen

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    what is she a tax attorney? :)
    ughhh
     
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    Isn't it ridiculous! Be prepared, some of them will treat you like a child. Marilyn was there and couldn't believe it!
     
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    I didn't know anything about Bonesmart in the hospital. I was tortured there and in rehab. At least you are armed with knowledge, and can't be intimidated.
     
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    And I am so very grateful I found bonesmart 2 years ago after my hip, but knew right where to come back to for this knee.

    So, update on the car crisis to get home. I forget who mentioned this, but someone suggested to incline the seat back to give me extra room to get in. After trying the trash bag slide in the back of the santa fe, it was a no go. Too high to position myself to slide, and even when struggling to, there is an uncomfortable hump sorta mid seat. So back to my Oddesy, inclined my passenger seat, and I am able to get in the front seat with very little bending of my left knee. It has to bend some, but hopefully I'll be well drugged to make the 30 minute trip home. So that's the plan , hope it works. Thank you to whoever suggested it.

    Plan B is just strap me to the top like luggage or deer.
     
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    With enough drugs they can shove you into the trunk and you'll be feeling no pain. Your hair will get too messy on top of the car!
    I'm sitting in my car parked at rehearsal with ice pack on my knee. Drove in with it. It's about a 35 minute drive. It will be crowded and stressful. Also took 1/2 of an oxy plus Tylenol to ensure I can tolerate it. I love ice.
    Seriously I'm glad you got the car thing figured out. It's important.
     
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    Wow @dianehelen you have thought of every possible scenario that can happen with your knee, lol

    Is your poor husband banging his head on the wall yet??? He shares his Oxy with you, you better share your Zanax with him.:bricks:

    I could actually picture you running from car to car and sliding in every which way...I thought I was prepared for my surgery...NOT... After reading everything you have done I realize I was flying by the seat of my pants:rolleyes:
     
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    Ya @uva55 I'm manic obsessive. My husband is doing his best to cope with me. He doesn't take xanax, and he didnt "share" his oxy , it was more like I commandeered them FROM him :rofsign:he is more of an ummm herbal relaxer type, :thumb:

    I was kinda stressing with the car home thing but I think we have it covered for now.

    Just did my laundry for what I will sleep in tomorrow & what I will wear to go. They are now in vacuum sealed bags to stay freshly cleaned (manic obsessive)

    He is really doing fine, im so thankful for him, seriously.
     
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    Nahh had it cut super short the other day :)
     
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    Your hubby is a keeper, just like mine, we are very blessed!!!
     
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    See all bases are covered...

    Did you tell your OS you hired a driver and police escort to make sure he makes it on time???
     
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    Dammit, I better get that on my list, thanks for reminding me
     
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    I have a car that is super easy to get in and out of, but some idiot hit it in the parking lot. ugh! My husband was about to take it to the body shop *before* my surgery! That would have been a disaster. I can't imagine getting in and out of the lifted Jeep post-surgery :snork:
     
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    I caught you before you logged off. The hospital PT the day after my surgery was already threatening me with a MUA. I would like to think it was the drugs but I just laughed in her face! Do the same thing when you hear anything you know is wrong!
     
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    @newlybionic that is beyond outrageous. Diane will tell them where to go if that comes up, right!
     
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    Hi @dianehelen
    Thinking of you now the long awaited day is nearly here. Looking forward to welcoming you to recovery, but I know you already feel at home there. Anyway, hope all goes well.
    Tabby xxx
     
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    Super short hair is good. It's going to end up sticking out all over anyway, but with it short all you have to do is wet it and comb it down. My hairdresser cut it short enough to last a couple of months. I didn't have to go back until a couple of weeks ago!
    Someone a while back suggested putting a plastic shopping bag on the seat that you're getting in so you can slide easily. It makes sense to me! I have a Prius and it's not that big, but with the passenger seat back down I was able to lift myself up and the hospital helper picked up my leg for me and put it in the car. I got out the opposite way. No problem except for the bumps on the roads! I suggest to take a couple of pillows to soften those bumps.
     
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    Just looked back and it was mentioned on my ice machine thread. I owe a personal thank you to @newlybionic so, THANK YOU MARIAN!
     
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    Diane-- I owe YOU a big thanks. Your posts ask and answer most of my questions-- and as a fellow obsessive, it feels good to know I'm not the only one practicing car entry and obsessing about my surgeon being abducted by aliens.


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    My pleasure @sheliac we manic obsessives need to help each other out. I see you are in Columbus, are you anywhere near Westerville? My brother lived there for a few years, in the early 80's
     
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