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Hi everyone

I keep meaning to recommend Eco Bath's Muscle & Joint Epsom Salt Bath Soak. It has Aroma therapy oils in as well as the Epsom Salts.

It's really lovely & I come out of bath relaxed, less ache & able to do my exercises much much better.

It smells nice too!

Marilyn

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  • Posted

    How do you manage to get in and out of a bath?  I've not managed that for many years!

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    • Posted

      Hi Chris,

      Very inelegantly is the answer!! Lol.

      I tried it at about 3 weeks & couldn't get out! Had to shout for help to my husband outside!

      I am now at 14 weeks can get in easily enough, could at 3 weeks, but getting out I can now do but it ain't pretty to see!!

      Marilyn

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      Did you get in and out without kneeling?  I don't think I could manage that.  I did try a bath lift thing about a year ago but it slid so far down the bath because of the shape of the bath that there wasn't room for me as well LOL!

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      Hello Chris

      I can get in by lowering myself using my arms, getting out I kneel on my other leg & manage to push up against the end of the bath so I can then stand on the operated leg. As I said not pretty!

      Our bath is a corner bath which helps.

      Marilyn

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      Ah right!  I see:-))))  I can't kneel on either of my legs and the other day I managed to pull a ligament under one arm getting up from a high seat chair I was trying out in a shop LOL!  No hope for some LOL!  I think I'll stick with the shower:-))))

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      Oh Chris, at least you can shower. When I first came out of hospital I couldn't get in the shower either! It has quite a high step up & over, but not as high as the bath, & I couldn't manage it for the first couple of weeks. I had to resort to having a strip down wash! When I managed to get in the shower it was wonderful. Then came the instance when I got in the bath & couldn't get out! Lol. Now i can get in & out. Heaven!! But it takes a long time so...... showering it is mainly. The bath is for a real treat lol

      All the best

      Marilyn

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      Yes, we had our shower changed over a year ago because I was struggling with the step.  It was only last week someone told us we could claim VAT back on the cost (we'd had a high toilet put in too, at the same time) and so we did!  It was a nice windfall!  One person at the hospital told me that I could shower when I got home by putting clingfilm over the dressing, but someone else said to wait until stitches came out, so I don't really know....  The surgeon told me I could use the recumbent bike after three weeks but the physio said six, so again, I don't know....  but I think I'll see how it goes and make my mind up at the time:-))

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      Hello Chris, yes you will be ready when you are ready! The surgeons are quoting the very best, they don't tell us how hard it all really is!

      I didn't even try to shower until the clips were taken out & the scar was healing!

      I'm so glad you got your VAT back, after all the work was done for medical reasons.

      Do you know when your op will be? Everyone here is so helpful, I stumbled upon this forum quite by accident. So glad I did.

      I have found the pain after TKR not a patch on the arthritis, so I'm glad I had it done.

      Good luck for your operation, keep in touch.

      Marilyn

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      Thank you Marilyn!  My op is 1st March.  I've just recommended this group to a lady I talk to in Australia who is waiting for her knee replacement op too.  Everyone here IS so helpful - you're right.  That is so interesting about th e pain not being as bad as the arthritis!  I've had bone on bone for so long that one knee is bend outwards from it, so I'm determined that I'll cope with any pain from the op since it will be limited in time (hopefully LOL!) whereas the arthritis just gets worse and worse.  Just another thought - I've been using Flexiseq on my knees for the last couple of months and it has helped slightly - more than anything else has.  I just wondered if it might be of any use after the op once it's healed, if there is still pain.  Has anyone else tried this after the op?

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      Hello Chris, I haven't ever tried Flexiseq. A friend tried it but wasn't impressed so I don't know. If you hear nothing here ask your surgeon when you see him or speak to your GP.

      All the best

      Marilyn

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