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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Jag1000, Jun 13, 2018.
...when you start the three-day countdown washing with the surgical scrub. Sheesh.
Welcome @Jag1000 :
Yep, it hits home when you start doing the prep work.
Glad you found this forum. The senior members will provide you with a lot of very valuable information that will help you with your recovery. It certainly helped me.
Best of luck to you with the surgery and recovery.
Oh yes it does start to hit. And it's no fun!
Reality hits more and more the closer it gets. Doing all the pre-op stuff makes it hit even harder and I agree that it's no fun.
Here is some reading, to help you prepare:
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
Just think that in a couple of weeks you’ll be well on your way to a much better life.