KR Day Minus 14

March 14, 2011

I’m now two weeks away from total Knee Replacement surgery. The morning was spent at Swedish Medical Center going through the pre-op procedures including writing the first check – but, I’m sure not the last. Tests included blood work, nose swab to detect MRSA and EKG which was irregular. After three tries it was determined to send the results to my primary physician to compare to previous results. I certainly hope this does not complicate proceeding with the surgery as planned.

I’m impressed with the hospital’s efforts to prepare patients for successful surgery. A great deal of information is shared as to what to expect, pre-op instructions and time frames. Completing the paperwork and insurance info before the big day is a relief.

I’ve stepped up the home exercises to have the leg as strong as possible for the rehab. Water therapy continues to offer relief. I’ve become so addicted to the Arthritis Aqua classes I’m worrying about how long I’ll have to stay out of the pool. Hope the incision heals quickly.

Can’t say I’m looking forward but I am eager to getting the surgery behind me and to be working on the physical therapy.

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