Prepping for 2nd TKR

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I am a complete mess as I near my surgery on 10/9/17 for a left TKR. Perhaps in part because it is on the heels of my right TKR on 12/5/16. I feel a panic I don't recall ever having felt before. I wonder is this really necessary! I am walking and even practicing restorative yoga. My knee sometimes feels okay and then without warning I'm reminded that it really hurts and is prohibitive.  Wondering if anyone has any advice to offer.

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    Hi Tammy!

    Focus on the FUTURE with two GOOD KNEES! Think about how GREAT it will feel having two knees that are dependable and allow you to get your life back again.

    Of course there's the recovery thing. You already know about that. It's annoying, but it doesn't last too long.

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    Hi Tammy!

    Focus on the FUTURE with two GOOD KNEES! Think about how GREAT it will feel having two knees that are dependable and allow you to get your life back again.

    Of course there's the recovery thing. You already know about that. It's annoying, but it doesn't last too long.

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    Pressed send before I was done!

    Also, think about NOT having to always think about KNEES! You will be able to move around, do what you want and eventually even FORGET about KNEES!

    My surgeries were three and a half months apart (June and October 2015). Your upcoming surgery will be on my two year anniversary for Knee #2.

    Today I mowed the lawn, planted 150 bulbs, made stuffed cabbage, did five loads of laundry and watered the garden. My arthritic BACK hurt, but my two knees were real troopers.

    I wish this for you, too!♥️

    Sending prayers of calm and strength and courage to you tonight!

    You can do this!!!

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      Oh gosh! You're right! It would be awesome not to think about my knees every single day!!! I love gardening, but haven't been able to for the past two seasons. Your words are inspiring!! 

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    Deep breath...you beat it once, you'll beat it again...  Hope these help...

    https://patient.info/forums/discuss/tkr-strong-594566

    https://patient.info/forums/discuss/tkr-and-ptsd-569521

     

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    I was exactly the same, with the same feelings, had to really push myself mentally to go forward with second knee four months after first. I'm now nine weeks with second and you do cope.  The knees have been very different remember that and also its testing on patience levels.  I'm glad I had it done and am now going forward in time to full recovery , look at it as a phase in time and the benefits will be huge and eventually the whole lifechanging experience will fade in the past. This forum really helps when your worried or feeling down and you realise all the things you are feeling are normal, the support helps you through. Big smile and go for it😀😀😀😀😀

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    Very deep full lung breaths! 😄

    It is a big step of Faith, but choose to trust, you have done it and you can do it again. Blessings to you!

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