- Oct 3, 2014
- Simi Valley, California
- United States
I had to stay in the hospital gown after my first TKR. I had the exact same action plan, unfortunately post-anesthesia hypotension kept me confined to bed with head down/feet up for 24+ hours while I received extra fluids. It was a bummer and frightening for my family. By the second TKR my medication sensitivities had been addressed. I was medically stable and determined to get into my own clothes (including underwear and bra) no matter what. Doing so lifted my spirits. I even accomplished an at-the-sink sponge bath, which felt fantastic. I paced myself, the nurses were fine with everything, and I was much happier. Bottom line- it's YOUR surgery and YOUR hospital stay, so find your comfort level and stick with it.
Yes, I am in and around Chatsworth literally ALL the time. I will pm you my info in case you need anything. When you're feeling better let's go for a walk in our beautiful mountains!