TKR New knee


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Sep 23, 2023
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I am scheduled for right knee replacement Oct 9. I’m equal parts excited and nervous.
@Oldped Welcome to BoneSmart! You have come to the right place for support through this journey. Please ask any questions you might have. Do some reading in the recovery forum. Lots of tips for both pre and post op.

I'll get you added to our October surgery group.
I’m equal parts excited and nervous
That describes most of us pre-op, I believe. Welcome to our forum! We're here to help in any way we can, so as you think of questions, feel free to ask them. Sometimes those pesky nerves ramp up as it gets closer and closer to the surgery day, so keeping as busy as possible is a good idea. We have a lot of information on the site; feel free to wander around and read. At some point close to your surgery, start a recovery thread so you're ready to post and keep us updated on your surgery and recovery. We're here for you!
Hi @Oldped! Welcome and congratulations your surgery date!

So glad you found us now, as you still have plenty of time to prepare. I will share BoneSmart's helpful pre-operative guide here. I'm sure you will find many of these articles helpful as you prepare for surgery.

Score Chart: How bad is my arthritic knee?
Longevity of implants and revisions: How long will my new joint last?
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?

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

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. So feel free to ask any questions you have about this surgery and recovery; our members will be happy to share their experiences with you.
Counting down...Only one weekend to go, or, only three more sleeps, or, however you choose to view it.
I'll call it RELIEF and its on its way! :yahoo:

Best wishes for Monday and lots of comfort as you wait. Hope to see you on the healing side of the forum soon. Please join us when you're feeling up to it.
Unfortunately I have had to cancel my surgery. I just was hospitalized with an usual bowel obstruction where part of my colon got trapped between my liver and diaphragm. I’m better now but if this happens again will need colon resection so I need to wait and see how I do. I also had part of a tooth break off under a bridge so that needs to be fixed. Am I cursed?? Maybe I’m getting a message to leave my knee alone
OMG how despiriting! I hope your wayward colon stays where it ought to, and these are relatively minor glitches.
Thanks-I’m trying to view it as time to get in better shape and lose some more weight ( 50 pound total over the last 2 years)
@Oldped So sorry your surgery was cancelled. Sounds like you need to get healthy again in preparation for your TKR. Well done on the weight loss!
Maybe I’m getting a message to leave my knee alone
I think the message is to get all other areas of your body in the best possible shape before the knee so your recovery isn't beset with these other issues. The recovery process will send a lot of energy to your knee to help with healing; having other areas going through issues at the same time would not be helpful, so it's best to get them taken care of first. Can you imagine trying to recover from a TKR, and your other issues decide to hit? It's a blessing in disguise; if you had to have these things hit, it's better they hit before the TKR, not right after.

Congrats on your weight loss! That's such a great achievement!

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