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Surgery Consult

I went back to the examination room and they took my vital signs.

My blood pressure was 150/80, I know it was because I was outraged.

(I am glad that I ate breakfast, but it was approaching noon and I was starting to get hungry. It was a good thing that I am not a diabetic).

Doctor's Appointment

First, I saw the PA (physician's assistant) and he checked my ROM (range of motion) and checked pressure points to see my pain threshold.

Next I had an xray of both knees. Luckily, the right knee if fine.

We decided I will have surgery, total knee replacement on September 4th.

Because I live alone and my kids are in Ohio both unable to get time off, I might just go to a rehab facility just to ensure I have a nurse available.

Total Knee Replacement

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bestwriter wrote on July 15, 2014, 10:51 AM

I am glad that you are ready to go ahead which is what is required before anything else.

gidget wrote on July 15, 2014, 10:57 AM

Yes, I am ready to be able to walk, run and dance a jig! Well,I will be ready in a couple of months!

LeaPea2417 wrote on July 15, 2014, 12:07 PM

My Mom had both her knees replaced and she can walk so much better now with less pain. She said the surgery was so worth it.

gidget wrote on July 15, 2014, 12:10 PM

I am glad to hear that she is doing so much better. I cannot imagine having both knees done, I would want at least one good leg to stabilize me.

AngelSharum wrote on July 15, 2014, 2:06 PM

Sorry to hear you need the knee replacement. I hope it works well and the pain is completely gone once you heal.

gidget wrote on July 15, 2014, 5:26 PM

I am only dreading the recovery portion.

LoudMan wrote on July 15, 2014, 8:07 PM

Oh, knee replacement. Do they have no other options? Nothing at all?

gidget wrote on July 15, 2014, 8:25 PM

No, I have already had arthroscopy (2011) and I have no cartilage, it's bone on bone, I'm ready for my bionic parts

LoudMan wrote on July 15, 2014, 9:14 PM

Parachuting accident?

gidget wrote on July 15, 2014, 9:28 PM

No, I have arthritis.