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[TKR] No Kneecaps and a TKR<

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by sistersinhim, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. sistersinhim

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    I'm setting this up while I have a mind. Tomorrow at 7:30am is my surgery. I'll post when I can. Thank you all for your prayers!
     
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    Hope all goes well.

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    I hope everything has gone well.
    Here is your recovery reading list:
    First are the BoneSmart mantras ....
    -rest, elevate, ice and take your pain meds by the clock
    - if it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physiotherapist (PT) - to do it to you. Exercise only gently
    - if your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again
    - if you won't die if it's not done, don't do it
    - never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never stay awake when you can go to sleep!
    - be active as much as you need to be but not more than is necessary, meaning so much that you end up being in pain, exhausted or desperate to sit down or lie down!

    Next is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) thread.

    And here are some very crucial articles
    The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
    Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?
    Energy drain for TKRs

    Myth busting: no pain, no gain
    Activity progression for TKRs
    Heel slides and how to do them

    Extension: how to estimate it and ways to improve it

    Elevation is the key
    Ice to control pain and swelling

    Healing: how long does it take?
    Chart representation of TKR recovery
    Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR

    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds

    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?
     
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    Best of Luck. We'll be watching to welcome you over I'm confident that your faith and positive attitude will get you over the humps!


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    We're waiting to welcome you over here, whenever you are up to posting. I'm sure all went well. Rest up, stay on top of your dosing schedule and all will be fine.
     
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    Will be thinking of you tomorrow and like everyone else, waiting to welcome you to Recovery!
     
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    Wishing you and your surgical team the best!
     
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    praying for you!
     
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    Best wishes :)


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    Good luck. Waiting to hear from you.
     
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    Thank you so much everyone! I'm not expecting to get too much sleep tonight. I have to get up at 4am, if I do sleep. Have to be there at 6am and am an hour away.
     
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    @sistersinhim will be thinking of you tomorrow...good luck, keep us posted!!!
     
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    out of surgery at 9:20. Had a liquid lunch. Had sedation, spinal block and knee block. I'm pumping those heels! So far, so good. Thank you everybody for your prayers. More later.
     
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    Okay!!! It's good to have you on the other side of surgery! REST! Your body's been through a war!
     
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    @sistersinhim glad you're out of surgery. Rest and take care of yourself.
     
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    Got me up to walk about 50 feet. Quads are firing! No pain meds yet. That comes later. I have lots of peppermint candies.
     
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    Welcome to the other side, hope your recovery continues well.
    Love Tabby xxx
     
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    @sistersinhim Wow wow wow!! Sooooo good to hear from you so soon after. I am so happy you seem to be doing well for the most part. GOOD FOR YOU!

    I hope we hear good news on this side from @Floridagal too

    Keep up the awesome recovery.. cant wait to hear more good news from you.
     
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    Did you not have general anesthesia? I am very interested in how you were able to do that, every OS I have spoken to tells me general. Seems great to just have sedation and nerve blocks.
     

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