Welcome to the forums! You'll find a lot of excellent support and information here.
I was so nervous before my first replacement. I asked all the questions and read just about every article I could find.
The best thing I did was follow some recovery stories and listen to real people as they were going through the same experience. The friends I've made here have made this journey a lot easier. I'm now in recovery for the 2nd knee.
Thanks, everyone. I have a neighbor my age 2 doors down who had her surgery last week, and she advised me that the first week is rather challenging. But as Roy said, it only gets better. I’m glad I found this group!
Having my 2nd TKR this wed. 9/25 and I'm starting to get nervous. My first one went well no problems so I'm hoping for the same with this knee.
Ice your knee take your meds when told you will be so happy when you can walk again without pain. Read everyone's post and all the info.
So far, so good. 9 days post-surgery. The pain wasn’t as bad as I feared, although pt does make it hurt—sometimes a lot. The hardest thing to get used to is basically being home bound. overall, I’m glad I did this.
Right TKR on 10/3, home on 10/4. Only problem really so far is that the nurse and pt we’re supposed to make their first visit, and no one showed. I’m hoping it was just a miscommunication and they come today. I’m icing, elevating and doing a few exercises on my own but don’t want to do the wrong...