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Just had my pre-op appointment. I have to say I’m much more nervous about this surgery than any of the others. I can’t place exactly why, but part of it is he keeps stressing how much more this is going to hurt. I have plenty of pain meds from my previous surgeries but he insisted on prescribing new ones that are double the dosage. I also feel a little bit like this is my “last chance”. I left almost in tears because I’m so scared
 

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I totally understand your fear, I would feel the same way. The good news is you are getting good pain medication! Some don’t and/or have to beg for it.

No one knows how the pain and recovery will go until you’re in it. Every recovery is different. It may go better than your doctor thinks. At least he is preparing you for the worst. I was shocked by the pain in my recovery because no one told me what I was actually heading into.

We all wish you the very best!:console2:
 

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I agree with Jockette. I think your surgeon is just giving you the worst case scenario in case he has to do a lot of work on your knee. Sometimes all that additional tissue manipulation and bone work can translate into some additional post-op pain. But it's definitely not a given. I'm hoping that you are so happy with a good, sound new knee that any pain seems minimal compared to what you've already been through. Hang in there. We all get the jitters before surgery. It's a normal feeling. Just keep reminding yourself that you've done good research. You've found a surgeon you like and trust. The time is right to get this revision behind you and finally start on a true healing path. Sending (((HUGS))).
 

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I had a full revision on my left knee and it actually was less painful than the original TKR. I guess it could go either way, but I’m better I feel the same when I have my other knee revision in January.
 

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We will be here for you no matter what your pain level is. I pray it's much less than your doctor warned you about. Don't forget that ice can be your best friend!
 
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@newlybionic I'm really glad to hear that! I'm hoping it will be similar to my original surgery, that I'm confident I can deal with as I didn't really think it was all that bad.

I really hope he is preparing me for the worst is all. I have to admit the guy kinda makes me nervous but it's not because I doubt his ability or expertise, but because he has zero personality or sense of humor. I get it's not his job to be all warm and fuzzy and make me feel good and tell me the things I want to hear but it sure would help! Of course I deal with stress by joking about it, so I'm probably weird anyways.

I've got water bottles already in the freezer for the ice machine and several ice packs. We ended up not getting our water line hooked up to our new fridge for the ice maker due to a mess up, but that's ok, I'm going to start making trays of ice and storing them in the bin at least. Plus, it's Alaska, and eventually it'll snow soooo unlimited cooling!

But thank you all for being here, I feel like quite the whiner that I'm still dealing with this a year+ from when I thought I'd be back to mostly normal by now. This has been quite the unexpected ride
 

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You are not a whiner, you have legitimate issues and have been through a lot, I would be upset and worried, also! That’s why we hang out together here.

Hang out here with us.
Bonesmart has a wealth of advice, information and support.
We will offer helpful suggestions, :idea:

Cheer your accomplishments :happydance:

And send hugs when you are feeling down. :console2:

Best wishes!
 

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