Health Care

Post Op Total Knees Day 4-the Rehabilitation Unit

April 17, 2010

Well, despite another restless night I looked forward to meeting the physical therapists who would get me up and moving again this Saturday morning. Laying in bed had became torturous. I also felt some burning areas inside my thighs near the elastic stockings which turned out to be blisters when the day shift staff came […]

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Discharge from the Hospital-Post Op Day 3

April 12, 2010

Similar to my previous day, physical therapy again got me up walking to the door of my room and again I sat up in the chair for awhile. I was able to eat a little better some solids, but not much–just didn’t have an appetite. The medical, nursing and physical therapy staff at Skokie were […]

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Post Op Day 2 Total Knee Surgery

April 12, 2010

Well, I was up in the chair again with physical therapy and then slowly walked with a walker to the door of my room which made me very happy. This time my knees did not buckle which was good. I was taking oral pain pills and using ice packs to my knees for pain. The […]

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Bilateral Total Knee Surgery Post Op Day 1

February 28, 2010

Well, my first post op day arrived and I was pretty comfortable although not pain free. They remove your knee splints, oxygen, and epidural catheter which frees you to be able to get up in the chair with physical therapy. My IV fluids were decreased and later stopped. I was able to urinate on my […]

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Total Knee Surgery – the Operative Day Arrives

February 6, 2010

As I had requested when scheduling the surgery, I was a “first” case at the hospital which meant arriving at the hospital about 5 AM or so. Needless to say, I hardly slept a wink. I sat outside on my screen porch at about 2 AM, enjoying the peace (except for a few singing crickets) […]

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Preparing for Total Knee Surgery

February 6, 2010

My bilateral total knee surgery was planned for Sept. 8, 2009. I was given a folder at the doctor’s office with all kinds of information and what to do next, who to call, etc. I really wanted to continue working and enjoy the summer before all of this especially since my birthday falls in July. […]

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Why I Decided to Have Total Knee Surgery

January 28, 2010

Knee pain…constant knee pain that limited my walking, working, driving ability and sleep. Once I had an MRI done showing severe osteoarthritis I knew I would get a second opinion from the internationally known, affectionately called, the “God of knees” Dr. Wayne Goldstein (he can complete a total knee surgery in about an hour) at […]

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