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Hi all, as the title says, 17 days to go until my Right TKR.....
Today I attended a "class" as I have been enrolled on an Enhanced Recovery Programme......I think thats NHS speak for "get your butt out of bed asap!". I got to meet with one of the Physios, a senior Nurse from the ward I will be on post-op, and a lovely lady from Occupational Health. Its nice to know there will be a couple of familiar faces when I get back up on to the ward. Occ Health reckon my sofa and armchair are way too low, and the design means they cant be raised, so they are going to bring me a high, straigh-backed chair to use, and also one of the toilet-frame thingies....Im (only) 48, but feel I should have a pair of half-moon glasses on a chain, and a disapproving frown if Im to sit in one of those high back chairs....shoulders back and spine straight, girls.....I also found out that they will be fitting Cryo Cuffs after Surgery, and that I get to keep them to use at home - but not the ice bucket that fits on as theyre too expensive, apparantly. I've heard really good things about the Cuffs, and looked into buying one myself - Im glad I didnt bother!
Ive got my pre-op next Monday, when Ill be meeting with my Surgeon and Anaesthetist,, then it'll be a straight run up to March 6th....I actually felt really lucky today, as no-one else in my class has their surgery date yet.....I also noticed that a lot of people didnt seem to know much about the surgery itself, and what to expect during recovery - i cant imagine no having all the knowledge Ive gained from the Internet, and from you lovely guys on here,
So, thats me all up to date, hope you are all well and (relatively) pain free, and that you all have the same beautiful sunny skies as I do today xx
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