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Right TKR rescheduled to 5/30

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by crhdeh, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. crhdeh

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    2/28 TRK denied by insurance until I lost weight, so I continued with the weight loss program and had bariatric surgery on 3/20. In total I have lost 47 pounds and os says he will be able to get the surgery approved for 5/30. I had hoped that the knee pain would have subsided a little with the weight loss but it has not happened. I am extremely nervous about the surgery but at the same time I looking forward to it and the time when there is no knee pain.
     
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    Well done for losing the weight.
    You deserve to have this surgery.
     
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    I’m so glad you have your surgery scheduled! I’m beyond impressed with your weight loss and how you went through with this high-intensity plan to do the bariatric surgery first. You are one determined woman. :yay:

    No amount of weight loss will help a knee when it’s gotten to the end and is severely bone on bone and arthritic. Been there. That pain is horrible. One thing is sure: that bone on bone pain will be gone after your surgery. You’ll notice it right away. You’ll have surgical pain, but that goes away as you recover.

    Cheers to you!
     
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    Thank you, I am very determined. I've had knee problems since I was in my early 20s but in the last 15 or 20 years they have gotten so much worse. The OS that I am seeing now has been the first doctor that has really helped me and has set me on the right tract to getting my knees fixed and not just patched up.
     
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    update .... I've lost a total of 64 pounds and all the pre-op testing has been completed, my primary care has signed off on the surgery and now the only thing left is for tomorrow to get new x-rays for the OS. I am glad that surgery is next week because my knees feel like they are getting worse.
     
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    Wow, congratulations on losing 64 pounds! Losing weight is very hard!

    Best wishes on your surgery! Hang out here with us while you recover, we’ll be with you every step of the way!
     
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    Your poor knees are troopers and will get you to next week. Your weight loss is impressive! It's so hard to lose those pounds, and you did it. Recovery is a lot like weight loss: it takes more time than we want it to and you don't always see the results right away, only later. Wishing you well on your surgery!
     
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    Best wishes for your surgery.

    Here are some articles to help you prepare:

    Longevity of implants and revisions: How long will my new joint last?

    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:
    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?

    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 the posts and threads from other BoneSmarties provided in this link:
    Stories of amazing knee recoveries
     
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    Congrats!
     

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