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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Mollymax, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Mollymax

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    Got my date for my right knee replacement. It's 12th December. Not long now to wait
     
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    That’s not a long wait at all! Are you excited? I know you were anxious before the first one. :friends:
     
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    @SusieShoes no its not long but the other knee is so bad it needs done. Yes excited in a way but already had to speak to the secretary about the fears creeping in again. She says it's all in my notes and they will try follow the same procedure as in getting me in the night before and being first if possible. The needles still terrify me.
     
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    I'm glad you have a date for your second TKR, Molly.
    Of course you're going to be scared - that's normal - but you know that you coped last time, and you can do it again.
    We'll be here for you, just as we were before. :friends:
     
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    Thank you Celle. I am not too bad as yet and am trying to think positive that I got through the first one despite my fears and my hysterics on operation day. Got a bit worried tonight when left knee buckled while washing my dishes. It just seem to give out. It has done that a few times. I do hope it strengthens up before the next op.
     
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    Your quad (the muscle responsible for your buckling) will keep getting stronger. Your knee is still healing but it’s healed enough that you can do more with it. Your daily activities should be enough. If you feel like doing some easy quad exercises, though, you can give those a try. But really you should do just fine with your daily running around.

    It’s a blessing you are working with medical staff already familiar with you and who will understand your fears. Plus you’ve walked the walk with the first knee. You know what a TKR is all about.
     
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    I never look at the needle but always look away during insertion. It helps! Best wishes, and I hope that you find your calm strong self the morning of surgery. I seemed to have worked out most of my anxieties before the heart procedure (ablation) I underwent once and was surprised to find myself calm on the day of surgery. Maybe your earlier experience will help this time around!
     
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    @SusieShoes Yes knee is healing and I hope the occasional wobble will disappear soon. Yes its good it's the same surgeon and her secretary as they know how frightened I get.
    @hegel I do hope that my last experience does keep my a bit calmer this time round and I avoid the major meltdown before going into theatre.
     
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    It's good that they know you know and I bet you'll do just fine with the needles etc. Time sure flies--it doesn't seem that long since your first one. You have a bit more time for the first knee to heal before December so that's good.
     
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    @kneeper hopefully knee will have improved further before they do the other knee. Hopefully I will have mastered coming downstairs by then as at the moment I can still only come down one step at a time putting operated leg down first. That needs to change by time other knee gets done or I won't manage the stairs.
     

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