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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Cynof4, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. ulrich2000

    ulrich2000 junior member

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    Again, some of this might be provider dependent. Not all may offer the On-Q. Perhaps you can reach out and ask what blocks the anesthesia department uses now. Your surgeon probably knows. Don't wait 3 weeks. Maybe it will help put your mind at ease.

    In my last month to 6 weeks pre-op I became very focused on strengthening my leg muscles and upper body, trying to eat heart healthy, and preparing mentally for the big event. I wish I found this forum earlier. The recovery guidelines put forth by the moderators are excellent!
     
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    Re Ice (If you havent had surgery yet).
    When I hired GR they told me to freeze small containers of ice instead of using ice cubes. It work really well. The containers I used were "Glad brand with a green lid" They came in a multi pack and we just recycled them.
    I had no problem with excessive skin coldness and didnt need additional shielding.
    It was a wonderful help with pain. Actually it was bliss!!
     
  3. Cynof4

    Cynof4 junior member
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    @rosieNZ,
    Thanks for the tip! We’re still waiting to see if my insurance will cover GR. If not we will rent or buy one. I can’t believe it’s inching closer :scaredycat:Only 5 weeks away now...
    ~Cynthia
     
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    I cannot believe how the time is flying by... mine is 4 weeks today yikes
     
  5. BCSAnna

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    Yes, surgery buddy, only five weeks away for us! :scare:It is feeling real now!:yikes:
     
  6. Cynof4

    Cynof4 junior member
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    @BCSAnna,
    Yikes! :shocked:Where has the time gone??? I've been so busy with life I just don't have much time to dwell on the upcoming surgery. Maybe that's a good thing? :heehee:
     
  7. BCSAnna

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    @Cynof4

    At this point, I just want to get the surgery done and over with so that I can begin the road to recovery! I have been doing my pre-op exercises to strengthen my legs and I have finally gotten myself to the point that I am physically; emotionally; and mentally ready...so now I am getting antsy to get the ball⚽ rolling on this "adventure!"
     

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