Getting in and out of bath

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having My first Tkr on Saturday I have an over bath shower at home and wondered how others managed with this

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    I had stand up washes for the first three weeks but this week I have managed to have over bath showers. Oh they feel so good. I find they have helped me relax more before bed. The first time I managed to get into the bath OK but had a few worries about getting out but taking my time ,good leg out first then raised bad leg was fine . Hubby was waiting for a shout for help but all was well .
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      Just had a shower this morning in hospital it was heaven feel a bit more human now just waiting to.have dressing changed and stocking put back on then I can go.home when I am ready
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      Good don't overdo it and try not to get down about having to depend on others tell yourself it's short term and will aid recovery. Watch boring TV rest and exercise. Surprising it's quite tiring - things take longer and are more effort. No hoovering or making beds too much - be spoilt you deserve it
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    i had mine done on the 5 march and like you i have a over the bath shower, i had my first bath three days ago and found it hard to get into and out of the bath without my husband help apart from that i have been washing at the sink,, so glĀ 
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    Hello Sharon well I finally had a bath at 8 weeks very proud getting in quite daintily getting out complete opposite as I had to turn over keep new knee leg suspended. In the air and then oik up on good leg sit on edge if bath avoiding the grip and then stand up on a wet mat due to amount of water spilling over but still I did it so another box ticked. If I can do it anyone can
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