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TKR age 47 on Thursday 7th March

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by snoots, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. snoots

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    Hello all.

    I’m a 47 year old Phys Ed teacher who is about to go under the knife on Thurs 7th March. I’m terrified!!!
     
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    It’s normal to be nervous. But I’ll bet you will be just fine. None of it was as bad as I feared.
     
  3. donnag1108

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    This is normal! I wasn't so scared of the surgery as I had total confidence in my surgeon. I will not tell you the recovery is pain free or easy, it certainly is not but 11 weeks later I am back at work full time and have no regrets. There is so much support here so make sure you hang around and ask as many questions as you like. Chances are no matter what it is someone here has experienced it. I am 50 so close in age to you. Welcome!
     
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    The great thing is that once you get to the hospital (hungry!), you stay busy registering, giving every little detail of your history, changing out of your clothes, getting an IV, and before you know it, they're injecting versed ("happy juice") into your IV. Next thing you know, you're awake. You slept through everything, it's all done, and people are waiting on you hand and foot.
     
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    See you on the recovery side in a few days!
     
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    @snoots ypu will do great I'm right with you mine is the 7th at 11:30am. More nervous about recovery. We can do this and we will be so much better in a few weeks. Prayers for you
     
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    Good luck to both you guys!!!


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    All the best for today. It’s op day for me as well. See you in the other side!
     
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    Hope it all went well for today's surgeries. Take it easy now.
     
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