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Tanya's Pre Op Thread

Tanya

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Hi.
I'm in Denver and have 2 surgeons lined up for questions. I'm 61 with 2 bad knees and at that point of knowing I should have one done but terrified of not be able to do what I can still do. Gardening, laying on my stomach to sleep, getting on my hands and knees when needed. Yet it gets harder by the day to get up and down from sitting. I feel like my legs are weaker by the day. I can still walk without pain but daily things are getting worse. My weight isn't getting any better either from little to no activity. What doctor did you use and do you recommend him?
 

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Welcome to BoneSmart, glad you joined us!
Here is your copy of the pre op reading.

New BoneSmart members like you are in various stages of their journey to joint replacement. Making the decision whether or not to have surgery and preparing for surgery can be easier once you have done your research and know what lies ahead. Here are some tools that can help you decide what is best for you.

If you are at the stage where you have joint pain but don't know for sure if you are ready to have surgery, these links may help:

Score Chart: How bad is my arthritic knee?
Choosing a surgeon and a prosthesis
BMI Calculator - What to do if your surgeon says you're too heavy for joint replacement surgery
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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