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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Spex10, Apr 13, 2018.
Just back from hospital appointment. TKR 2 scheduled for end of June. Oh well. Fingers crossed.
I'll cross my fingers for you, too! You're going to love having two good knees!
That's what I'm telling myself. If my new knee feels like my other one I'll be very happy.
The OP told me that 90% of TKR patients are happy with the final outcome and 60% are very happy. Actually I'd settle for OK compared to how it feels now!
My husband had his knees done 7 years apart. He only became very happy when both knees functioned pain free from bone on bone! He did well with both knee post operative. You will do great!
I know you're an old hand at this, @Spex10 , but here is the pre-op reading for you again:
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
Thanks @Celle and @Jockette!
Just been for pre op appointment today. Op scheduled for 28th June. Had surprisingly good session with physio who clearly demonstrated why I was having such difficulty and why my hip was also now giving trouble. I was very wary after my previous knee though and explained that I'd not been impressed by the initial physio input but had found the post MUA physiotherapist to be very good and helpful. Fingers crossed for next knee!
I just had TKR2 two weeks ago, it has been smooth sailing—very easy! Good luck!
Good to know @Mumu Was it easier /better than last time?
Yes, it has been much easier than last time! Last time I came home from the hospital with a bad cold, and then got terrible nausea from the pain meds. Had none of that this time. Also, the second time around is not as nerve wracking, because I knew what a positive outcome awaited me. Good luck! You will be so happy you did it!
I'm having my second one in a few weeks too because I don't want to make the mistake of waiting too long like I did the first one. Hopefully that will make recovery a little easier. Other than the cold and nausea, was there anything physically different in this recovery than the last one? Or do you think it was just a matter of knowing what to expect?
Well it's done. How do I transfer to the post op forum?
I'm glad your surgery is done.
You can't transfer this thread. Please will you go to the Knee Replacement Recovery Area
and start a new thread there for your recovery? Thank you.
OK. I wasn't sure what to do!