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5 days ago · Started back to yoga and now knee is sore. Ugh in Joint Replacements

Thank you Chris! My teacher also has a restorative and meditation class that I could attend. I think I will try that. Thank you for the information and the support!!!

5 days ago · Mako Robotic Arm TKR Week Six in Joint Replacements

I had my surgery last June and I remember sleeping a LOT for at least six weeks. I had an ice machine and used it when resting. I actually slept fairly well, but excessively. I assume it was my body healing and the sleep was restorative. Also, my gait is not completely straight and am trying to work on that. Good luck with your recovery.

5 days ago · Started back to yoga and now knee is sore. Ugh in Joint Replacements

Had right TKR June 2019. Have done very well with recovery and had my six month followup two weeks ago. Everything looks great. Started back with my yoga teacher for two private sessions thus far. She is very conservative and knowledgeable but now my knee is somewhat sore on outside and when bending. I'm wondering if any of you have tried yoga after surgery and how did it go? I also have spondylolisthesis l4-5 and sciatica so I'm basically a mess. she is working only on some soft stretches using props and working on my balance and gait….my right foot seriously wants to turn out and I'm trying to realign my posture. Should I hold off on the yoga for a while? I have a recumbent bike on the way for exercise and plan on beginning to swim at the Y as that has been my go to exercise. Thanks for any input.

Apr 19, 2019 · Wondering about anesthesia and pain control post TKR in Joint Replacements

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

Apr 19, 2019 · 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!

Apr 19, 2019 · 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!!

Apr 15, 2019 · 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!!

Apr 15, 2019 · 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.