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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Nyland, Apr 12, 2012.
Does anyone have a little dog that sleeps with you? I'm a little bit worried about my 10 pound poodle. He sleeps in his own bed at the bottom of our king bed, but he'll hop over anyone if he hears a noise. My husband LOVES this little guy. I've mentioned my concerns and he tells me let's wait and see. Well, why we wait and see, I'd love some suggestions to protect my newly operated knee from being hopped on. I'm thinking of getting a few more body pillows to protect myself. Anyone face this? How did you protect your knee?
Nyland, the body pillows may do the trick; however, one bloodcurdling scream
after the first time he jumps on the knee might very well make it the last time. All kidding aside, he may sense your situation, animals often surprise us with their ability to understand where we're coming from. I have nothing else to offer you in the way of advice on this.
Wishing you the best on your upcoming surgery and will be looking forward to your first post op post. Take care. We care.
My cat sleeps with us. She always walks on me and I've started getting her used to avoiding me now by moving and telling her no. She has the heaviest paws that feel like a hundred pounds each but she is light cat when I pick her up, very strange. But both the cats will jump up on my knees when I am sitting in the chair. So I guess that is going to be a concern.
Thanks Judy and KayeKaye!
I loaded up on body pillows today. I know that the surgery isn't going to be fun for my husband and he is such a good, sweet guy, that I can't ask him to kick out his little friend. He'd be sad and worried about his little boy.
Ahhhhh, I'm beat. Getting ready for surgery is tiring, for a type A perfectionist. I even packed. Everything is set up. House is ready. My plan is to practice with my cyro cuff on Sunday night. (no surprises) Shopping done. Had a wonderful night with our best friends. This time next week I should be home and healing.
Nyland, it sounds like the extra pillows are a good plan. Your "little boy" might sense that you need TLC, but the pillows would provide an extra cushion of space. Glad that you had a fantastic time with family and friends over the weekend. Pleasant dreams.
Hope you enjoyed your socially active weekend, Nyland Only another 48 hours to go. What part of the USA are you? Then I can look up our time difference and be with you in spirit (could be of the gin, whisky, vodka kind ).
Hi Becky and Kathy!
Had a wonderful weekend! I'm still getting ready, too. 2 more body pillows to put covers on.
I'm in Boston. :D EST
Off to my surgery class.
Glad you had a good weekend, Nyland. I see you are five hours behind us. Good luck with your surgery class
Well, Nyland, seems you are well prepared.
Now all you need to do is show up and go to sleep!
And when it's through we will expect to hear some humorous hospital stories.
All the best to you with your surgery!
Hello my friends. Thanks for all of the well wishes, support, and encouragement. I realized at my surgery class, that you all have helped me so much more than any class. In fact, I've learned more from all of you than my health care team. (I can't believe that, but it is TRUE!) My house is ready, I'm packed, and all I have planned for tomorrow is to have my hair done. I can't believe my time is almost here. Soon I'll have a new knee!
Best of luck tomorrow and see you on the other side!
Woohoo, Nyland, am excited for you to be having your brand spanking new knee. Do you know what time your surgery is scheduled for, so I can be thinking of you at that exact time - although I will be thinking of you and the other members of the 25th Club all day long
Thanks Jersey Chick and Kathy!
I should know my surgery time by 4 PM today. I will let you know.
I was thinking about this last night and maybe it will help others that feel a bit nervous. I think that by getting everything ready at home (I am so type A!!!!!), helped me to focus on my recovery at home AFTER the surgery and hospital stay. I have been so focused on the AFTER that I haven't thought too much about the surgery itself.
I can't wait to get my hair colored today! With all of this infection control washing, the pretty golden butter color has faded and left me with a toooooooo light towhead blonde. Hubby and I are going on a date tonight. We opted for Ice Age and pizza with our little princess on Saturday night.
Everything is good. I am so ready to be on the other side.
You are so focused and positive, Nyland, you go girl
Nyland, I wish you well tomorrow and a butterfly free tummy! I will be checking in later for your time schedule! Your doing great! Getting your hair done is a wonderful thing to do for yourself, plus you'll be all dolled up for when you meet your new knee! I look forward to hearing from you on the other side! Sleep well tonight my BoneSmartie friend!
Thanks, Jacky! Your incredible recovery has truly helped me know that I can do, and live through, this.
Oh yeah girl! If I can do it anybody can do it, all it takes is positive thoughts and a strong mind and I think all BoneSmarties possess these qualities and some! We're a strong lot aren't we!
Ain't that the truth! Reading everyone's adventure and all of the great advice has been truly helpful. My friend that had RTKR in December regrets it. She was in the hospital for 5 days and then went to rehab. She told me just the other day that we are not allowed to stand on our new knees. She said that she never stood until she got to rehab. When I got home I looked at your thread and saw that you were lapping the hospital right after surgery. So, at my pre-op I asked my OS if I could stand after surgery. He told me that I WILL stand and walk the same day. I wouldn't have even asked if I didn't have friends here that share their recovery adventures. This forum is so valuable. I appreciate all of my BoneSmarty friends! Off for the day. I'll post my surgery time later today.