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Blather, clicking knees and Hi Herbm!
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Mine is Monday at 0630.

But yours will be a bit tougher I think. Am betting 4 days in hospital (unless you move to a rehab) - be sure to ask for *no* staples, I hear those suck during PT.

What I want to know, is will you get up and out of the room with your walker the day of surgery? I did, but it was only one knee at a time - big difference!
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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#52
good luck on the surgery's gentlemen !!
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#53
Good luck on your surgery Peter! We are rooting for you.

On estimates of time, I am suggesting "to return home" so these would include rehab (if I go.)

Chances of 4 days WITH rehab are however low, since I will likely take 3 days to get there, and there is very little chance I would be willing to transfer there for one day only.

I do expect to walk the day of surgery -- we'll see.

IF I can walk, and get up and down reasonably well, then I AM VERY LIKELY COMING HOME Day 0.

If the Exparel does its job half as well as it did with the hip, this might be realistic.

We'll see.

Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
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#54
Well I too am rooting for you. I just have no first hand knowledge of how bad it'll be doing both at the same time. Due to my health and weight, my doc flat out said no to me.

I am still wearing this dang torture device brace every night (puts tension on the knee to [gently] force it out straight) - downside is I must sleep on my back, and for the first time in memory I woke up gasping last night. As in get out of bed, take off the brace, and sleep the rest of the night on my side.

My lovely wife reminded me that I must shower before we go tomorrow, so she will be kicking me out of bed at 5AM - may not even bother sleeping.
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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(10-19-2014, 01:52 PM)Peter_C Wrote: Well I too am rooting for you. I just have no first hand knowledge of how bad it'll be doing both at the same time. Due to my health and weight, my doc flat out said no to me.

I am still wearing this dang torture device brace every night (puts tension on the knee to [gently] force it out straight) - downside is I must sleep on my back, and for the first time in memory I woke up gasping last night. As in get out of bed, take off the brace, and sleep the rest of the night on my side.

My lovely wife reminded me that I must shower before we go tomorrow, so she will be kicking me out of bed at 5AM - may not even bother sleeping.

Not a wise idea to not sleep before having to go under .. you need to be well rested or as rested as is possible under the circumstances ..

Might be better to try to retire for then night a bit early, and I would forego the brace for the last night to insure a better sleep!

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#56
Good luck, Herb!

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#57
Thanks, I wonder if Peter is out of surgery yet....

(I will post my surgery time after 3pm when it is available to me.)
Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

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(10-20-2014, 01:09 PM)herbm Wrote: Thanks, I wonder if Peter is out of surgery yet....

I dunno. I sent him an email a few minutes ago asking him to come here and let us know (if he can).

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#59
Funny about Peter having to shower -- for my joint replacements, I ended up with instructions to take 4 showers with Hibiclens scrubs of the surgery area.

Starting 3 days ahead, do the cleanse routine, and then do it again on the morning of the surgery.

I have my doubts that these cleanings so far ahead would make much difference but apparently orthopedic surgeons are paranoid about infection and will take ANY advantage they can get.
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HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
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(10-20-2014, 01:24 PM)herbm Wrote: I have my doubts that these cleanings so far ahead would make much difference but apparently orthopedic surgeons are paranoid about infection and will take ANY advantage they can get.

Well, when it comes to stuff like this, I personally would want to make every effort to avoid unnecessary risk of infections. But then again, I'm a paranoid freak, too. Bigwink

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