TRKR surgery in a few days, my Mother is ill, should I still have op?

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I'm booked for a TRKR in a few days and my elderly Mother has been taken ill and in hospital now, needs urgent surgery in next week or so, will be high dependency.

?She has been relatively independant before, but I'm the one who looks after her when anything needed and we don't have a lot of support we can call on.

?I'm wondering, as my op is elective surgery while hers will be urgent, whether I should ask for a postponement. I have recently had other illness and surgery myself. We keep having curveballs thrown and everything planned goes out of the window. It is not even just the practical things that maybe someone else could help with that I'm worrying about, just I see from posts on here that recovery from tkr is tough and you need to focus on your self - not sure how to manage this now.

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    I would ealy of you can it takes toatel dedication after TKR and you only have one mumx
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    I would ealy of you can it takes toatel dedication after TKR and you only have one mumx
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    hello there - i'm new to this forum but not new toTKR.

    hope you are doing OK and just thought I'd mention to always stay ahead of the pain with good medication as when it really kicks in, its just awful when the pills are playing catch up! hope your recovery continues to go well and also that your mum is OK too, I know what a worry that can be.  All the best.

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