I'm having a right knee replacement October 1. If any of you have had one or both knees replaced, I'd appreciate any tips you can give me. On September 11 I will attend a preop class where several of my questions will be answered. But I really want to hear from those of you who have had one or both knees replaced.
Reading the discussions here brings to mind the old saying about crying because I have no shoes until meeting someone who has no feet. I feel humbled in your presence. I have back problems, all right; One pain management N.P. diagnosed my spine as being a "hot mess". If something can deteriorate or degenerate, it is doing so enthusiastically. Yet, I can walk. It hurts like you know what and I use a cane, but I can walk. And here I am complaining about pain, incompetent doctors I have known, and how the co-pays are draining my pathetic checking account. And yes, I'm just as likely to walk around the room while I do so. And where do I get the chutzpah to feel deprived because the recliner that I do have is second-hand to begin with and I've been using it for about seven years now? It's comfortable, for crying out loud, and if it tries to fall apart, I have an entire toolbox to use on it. Which I can get up and go grab, once I pick myself up from my collapsed recliner.
Geez, Miriam, go get up and walk around and find your big-girl panties, already.
Now that I am spending much more time in my wheelchair, I realize it really is not very comfy! The back of my legs, where the seat ends, start to burn and hurt after 20 minutes. I have tried various pillows and pads and they all get smashed down too much. Any tips and/or advice for me?
My daughter is going to represent the United States at the 11th Disabled Water Ski World Championships, and she really needs help to get there. Please check out her website: the paraplegicchef.com, and she can teach you how to cook too!
Thank you so much! Susan Austin
Over to Lazy Boy and bought a PowerLift type recliner and my husband talked me into getting the massage and heat option. I have to sleep on a recliner because of back pain and COPD issues. The new chair arrived on Friday and my back has not adjusted to it as yet-but hopefully, it will soon. Needs to be broken in, I guess. The lift part I love, no more painfull struggle to get out of the chair. I do like the massge part, but I could of lived without it.