TKR Left TKR March 27, 2023


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Jul 12, 2017
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TKR right knee 2017

I am scheduled for left knee surgery March 29th with the same surgeon that did my right knee in 2017. I had a very difficult recovery and probably why I waited so long to get the other knee done. Also Covid didn't help with pushing it ahead neither.
I am nervous, and keep having to talk myself into going forward. I am doing all I can to get into shape for it and honestly am in the worst shape of my life so not good. I have gained over 45 pounds from the last knee replacement and now have arthritis throughout my body and spinal stenosis which probably was reason for the hip, sciatica and groin pain after the last surgery.
I have not seem my surgeon, only the resident. I gathered from call with office manager that is the way now with so many surgeries needed. It makes me nervous as he has not seen the weight gain and keep wondering am I still a good candidate?
Thanks for listening, sometimes just getting it out of my head helps. :)
@Nana311 Welcome Back! Best wishes for your second knee.

I‘ve moved your post above out of the Monthly team thread as we reserve that thread for surgery date information, and so members can see who else has surgery the same month. We prefer all other comments and discussion to take place in a pre op or recovery thread, such as this one. Enjoy interacting with others who are on the same journey, here in this thread. :flwrysmile:
I am sorry that you're suffering with the pain of arthritis and also feeling anxious about your upcoming surgery. I'm sure you've heard that no two recoveries are alike, even with the same person, so why can't this recovery be easier than the last, right? It very well may be!

I wonder if speaking with your surgeon about your weight gain and current BMI can ease your anxiety and offer reassurance that he still views you as a patient he's willing to perform a joint replacement on. Consider that so its one more thing you can cross off the list.

I am not sure if any of the pre-op reading has changed since your last TKR, but in case it has and as a refresher I will leave it along with wishes for your comfort and peace of mind. I hope you have a good week! :)


If you are at the stage where you have joint pain but don't know for sure if you are ready to have surgery, these links may help:

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:

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 some stories of amazing knee recoveries
Best Wishes for your surgery tomorrow!
I hope you'll join us on the Knee Recovery Forum once you're feeling up to it.
Hope to see you there soon!
Is it a general forum or specific for September Saphires?
Open to all!
You can start a thread on the Knee Recovery Forum since you are now post op.
Please join us there!
@Axx72. You can find Nana's recovery thread here:


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