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Fri, Apr 19 10:31pm · Wondering about anesthesia and pain control post TKR in Joint Replacements

Thanks for the support @debbraw. Good to know this group is here!!

Fri, Apr 19 10:29pm · Wondering about anesthesia and pain control post TKR in Joint Replacements

@johnbishop , thanks for the encouragement. I hope I get to an altered state of consciousness before the spinal!! I think I am having a nerve block on leg also. I'm thinking positive. Thanks!

Fri, Apr 19 10:27pm · Wondering about anesthesia and pain control post TKR in Joint Replacements

Thanks, @kajon, for the good information about your experience. Knowledge is power…I think…I go for a full day of "classes" a week before surgery for ekg, blood work, meet with PT, hospitalist, and other health professionals so should get all questions answered. Glad you had a good experience. Hope I do as well!!

Mon, Apr 15 9:25pm · Wondering about anesthesia and pain control post TKR in Joint Replacements

I know for certainty I am a worrier….it is one of my special gifts LOL……but hey, part time warrior sounds good….I am going to work on that one!! New goal for me!!

Mon, Apr 15 9:23pm · Wondering about anesthesia and pain control post TKR in Joint Replacements

Yes, Debbra, will try to keep posting. I have surgery date now…June 4. Will attend a pre op day two weeks before to have labs done, CT scan, EKG, and speak with hospitalist. Am having surgery at a dedicated ortho surgical center…they have their own surgical suites, etc., plus their own post op floor only for their patients so don't have to be in general med surg part of hospital with sick patients..a big plus. Nurse assured me today they will prescribe opiates for post op pain. I am not having pre hab. When I saw OS, he says I don't need it….I am a swimmer and have always been physically active so leg muscles are in adequate shape I guess…at least he thought so. Also, I have good range of motion in that knee……although it is bone on bone…..not sure I understand that but it is what it is…..I limp around and hurt, but if I am in water, I can swim laps including kicking for an hour….lol sounds strange. Anyway, I appreciate the support on this forum and so glad I found it. I hope your recovery continues easily!!!! Thanks.

Mon, Apr 15 9:05am · Wondering about anesthesia and pain control post TKR in Joint Replacements

JK, Thanks for the info. Yes, I think it will be what they call twilight sleep and a spinal of some sort. Am speaking with the nurse navigator today and will clarify. Be well!

Mon, Apr 15 9:03am · Wondering about anesthesia and pain control post TKR in Joint Replacements

Love it….part time worrier. Yes I will try lol. I'm so glad I found this forum!!

Sun, Apr 14 11:03pm · Wondering about anesthesia and pain control post TKR in Joint Replacements

Me also….I do not want to be awake and aware, I will not be having general however, spinal anesthesia and propofol maybe?