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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Hands up. Who has had knee replacement ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 1/30/13 4:42 PM

I slipped at the pool and twisted my knee today. A discussion with my orthopedist makes it look like I should go forward with knee replacement. I was a strong candidate already and the injury today has left me barely able to walk.

My head is swimming now. I haven't scheduled it yet but am thinking I should move on so I am walking by spring. Oh, and it is my right knee so how long before I can sew?

What is your advice about things you wish you would have done, things that might make life easier during recovery, etc.

Kathy

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Date: 1/30/13 5:40 PM

My husband's MCL and ACL is gone in his knee but not bone on bone yet. He refuses to have a knee replacement and his doctor even said he was too young at 55 to have one. He had the chicken shots and the second time it gave him a Bakers cyst which was extremely painful and took 6 months for it to go away. Everyone I know that is under 60 that has had a knee replacement still has pain. They damaged the bone in my friend who had knee surgery in her early 40's. Another person who is 55 got along fine for the first knee and then I think they did something to his sciatic nerve when he had the other knee done. I definitely would do a lot of research on surgeons who do this procedure and even get a second opinion.

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Date: 1/30/13 6:35 PM

I have not personally known anyone who has had a knee replacement. However, when I have questions about things like replacement body parts, I try to find a discussion forum devoted to the subject--you know, personal experiences and questions about design, manufacturers, pre-and post-op experiences, and so on. Here is one such forum about knee replacement.

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Date: 1/30/13 6:36 PM

My Dad has had one knee done a few years ago with much relief and he is due for the other replacement in a few month's time. He's been very pleased but there is rehab time to expect and how it goes can depend on fitness before surgery as well as the condition of bones and other bits...
Surgeons vary in their skill so do your research and make sure who you see is excellent and well regarded.

About sewing, can you learn to use your left foot for driving the sm? I do it all the time so I can have my right leg free for the knee lift on my machine.
All the best.

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Date: 1/30/13 6:47 PM

One hand up here, two hands eventually. Tomorrow will be eight weeks. My good friend had one done two years ago and is going to have the second one done soon. Another PR member has been sharing with me regarding her husband's experience. He had his done shortly before me. Her sharing has been tremendously helpful.

I'm elated over having done this and being given a fresh start. Your doctor should tell you, though, like mine did, that every experience is different. I did work very hard in the pool prior to surgery and incorporated some nutritional components that I feel worked to make this a much better experience than I had anticipated.

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Date: 1/30/13 7:37 PM

oh, I have made my decision and done all my research. I was asking more along the lines of what you did to prepare and things that were good helps or things you wish you would have done during recovery. My hospital offers a education seminar or as they call it "joint camp"

For example: I am thinking I will stock up a few easy meals. My dh is a better cook than me and will be great,but he works all day so I don't want to be more of a bother than necessary.

Load up my kindle. Maybe get that dvr I have been thinking about.

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Date: 1/30/13 8:25 PM

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I was asking more along the lines of what you did to prepare and things that were good helps or things you wish you would have done during recovery.

I know lots of people and friends who have had knee replacement surgery. What I know is that the rehab/PhysTherapy is a b!tch but if you don't do it, you're far worse off.

Just this morning, I drove a friend to her post-op PhysTherapy session. Her husband works full-time, so she has to rely upon friends and members of our Sunday School class to drive her to the appointments. So step #1 is sort out your transportation for P.T.

If you can cook some things ahead of time and freeze them, meal prep might be easier for your DH (if you have one). Again, we all brought meals to the friend mentioned above and her family for the first two weeks she was home.

BE SURE you know which pain meds cause stomach troubles (nausea!!!) and be sure your doctor knows it. Same friend (above) learned the hard way that the oxycodone-based painklllers are NOT the same as Codeine, which she knows she is allergic to.

Everyone I know who has had knee replacement surgery has done well, except for one guy. He is overweight so perhaps that had something to do with his problems, I really do not know. The rest are pain-free.
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Date: 1/30/13 8:28 PM

Hired help for a home 'spring cleaning'.
Cleaned out and cleared out my closet. The doors are too narrow for a walker, hubbie would have to be able to easily locate everything.
Cleaned the sewing room.
Minor furniture rearranging to accomodate walker.
Night stand shoved farther over to accomodate tv tray for extra stuff including small flashlight.
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Date: 1/30/13 9:01 PM

Whoops.....pre surgery - I bought new shoes for therapy.
Borrowed walker from friend.
Found narrower walker at garage sale. Regular walker doesn't fit our bathroom doorway so I kept the narrower walker in the bathroom and switched out at the doorway.
Found bedside commode at garage sale-barely used it but it was reassuring to have.
Some folks put risers on toilets. I was fine without.
Stocked up on non perishables.
Hubbie doesn't cook. He does make my smoothies and my favorite recovery food of lime jello with cottage cheese and pineapple.
Arranged for weekly house cleaning.

Kindles loaded for hubbie and self.
Pre-attained parking garage passes handed outalong with maps and house key.
Cash stash pointed out to family helpers.

Packing for hospital.
Did need footwear for therapy.
Did not need any clothing other than what I arrived in and what I wore to leave.
Packed toiletries.
Packed Thermacare heat thingies, nice bit of luxurious comfort.
Earplugs would have been nice.
Hubbie stayed over each night and I packed in some things for him; snacks, toothbrush, etc.
Thin closed cell camping mat brought in for hubbie on nights 2 and 3.
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Date: 1/30/13 9:22 PM

Eliminate foods and supplements before surgery as per directions.
Discuss post surgical dietary changes necessitated by physician's protocol for blood thinners.
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