T minus 9

One week and 2 days before the other knee gets replaced.  I am so glad.  It’s so painful all the time.  Every movement hurts.  I saw the doctor this week for my pre surgical appointment and he took xrays that I’m not going to share here, but just rest assured that it was ugly.  Bone on bone throughout the entire knee.  I’m sure it’s my imagination but the pain seems worse since I saw the xray.

We talked about this surgery and you might recall that the last surgery had a little glitch in the recovery room where my body had metabolized the epidural, and the pain was increasing and my room wasn’t ready and they said they couldn’t give me pain meds in recovery and they needed my doctor’s permission.  I’m sure the doc was back in surgery, and I never believed the bit about not giving pain meds in recovery.  Isn’t that what recovery is all about????

At any rate, my surgeon acknowledged that people do metabolize medication at different rates and that when I was coming out of the OR into the recovery room he would make sure that they gave me some pain mediation right at that time.  I was much relieved to hear that – it was the only thing that I was really reticent with having another surgery.  Other than that, I am ready to face this head on and I look forward to when I will not limp when I walk and when I can actually set out with my dog on a 2 mile walk.

That comes closer with each day that passes.

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9 thoughts on “T minus 9

  1. my sister finally said yes to tkr. she starts a new job on Monday so she will put if off until she knows the job well enough to work from home. I will be thinking of you. best to you and the surgeons hands.

  2. I’ve been thinking of you. Will be just back from traveling when you go into surgery but know that I’ll be sending healing thoughts and hugs your way. And great news about the pain meds. Be sure and remind the doctor about that when he comes to see you right before surgery. I try to make it a practice to review all the stuff so my surgeon remembers. For me, it’s antibiotics (because I already have joint replacements) and nausea meds. You’ll do great and I know you’ll be so happy to literally back on your feet again!

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