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TKR Surgery date 26th Jan

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Surgery date 26 jan, jitters but not showing assessment date tomorrow will keep you guys updated
 

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@kamalapurqueen Welcome to BoneSmart! What type of surgery are you having and which knee. We will make a signature for you.

I'm going to shorten your thread title a bit so that it will fit in the list format.

Please let us know how your assessment goes!
 
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Thank you Jaycey, Left knee, operation date 26th Jan, knee replacement. They did the blood work, EKG, Xray, and meeting with anesthetist. Also had a meeting with pre surgery education center. per their guidance and assistance procured equipment's, 2 wheel and 4 wheel walker, toilet seat, reading books on exercise provided by the doctors office . Looks like you did yours back in 2010 and 2014, I am glad I can talk to you.
 

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Hi and Welcome! Best wishes for your surgery!

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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Since your surgery is next week, here‘s a preview of our Recovery Guidelines. Each article is short but very informative. Following these guidelines will help you have a less painful recovery.

Knee Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
rest
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​

3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you​
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​


4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these

5. At week 4 and after you should follow this

6. Access to these pages on the website

The Recovery articles:
The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?
Energy drain for TKRs
Elevation is the key
Ice to control pain and swelling
Heel slides and how to do them properly
Chart representation of TKR recovery
Healing: how long does it take?

Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

There are also some cautionary articles here
Myth busting: no pain, no gain
Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.

While members may create as many threads as they like in the majority of BoneSmart’s forums, we ask that each member have only One Recovery Thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review the member’s history before providing advice, so please post any updates or questions you have right here in this thread.
 

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reading books on exercise provided by the doctors office .
Bonesmart offers a very gentle approach to rehab. In the early days recovering and regaining our ROM (range of motion) is more about Time than repetitions of a list of exercises.

Time to recover.
Time for pain and swelling to settle.
Time to heal.

Our range of motion is right there all
along just waiting for that to happen so it can show itself.

In the general run of things, it doesn't need to be fought for, worked hard for or worried about. It will happen. Normal activity is the key to success.
 
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Thank you all. Tomorrow at 11 am I am getting in the ot room for TKR. I have gathered all the equipment's, walker, Bed rails, bath chair, toilet sitters . My husband is with meto help, he is the only one, as because of the covid, I am not afraid of the operation , but doctors told me I HAVE to do exercise, and I am afraid of the pain. let see what I can do.:loll:
 

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but doctors told me I HAVE to do exercise
It's your knee and you are in charge! You can chose to exercise or take the gentle approach. You doctors may suggest activity. But you can say no!

Good luck today. See you on the other side soon!
 

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