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Thread: Mom is going in for a total knee replacement

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    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
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    ANM, I'm glad to see the surgery went well. I wish you the best in caring for your mom and addressing the opiate availability situation.
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    Mom lived with me for two weeks after release from the hospital, the first day of which she almost needed lifting to get up (and I was like 'woah! I can't manage this!!! Dealing with a severe cripple'), but that improved quickly. Now she has gone home. Living with one's mom is stressful needless to say (in a one bedroom apartment at that and while working from home), so now I can finally rest!

    From all appearances it's a successful surgery that will leave her better off than before. Oh and I will go over there and dole out the pain pills daily because yea, but I suspect she won't need many for that much longer either. Yes she still needs to do exercises to recover etc., but she was in so much pain before, it's not like she was walking well before surgery either, so she seems better than before.
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    I was thinking she probably wouldn't need the opiates for long. Most of my friends who have been prescribed them either couldn't tolerate them or didn't want them and did fine with OTC meds. I'm so glad she's healing well.

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    A combination of 2 aleve and 2 extra strength tylenol helped me after my broken hip.

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    I'm so glad your mom is recovering well! I'm sure your love and care made all the difference!
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    Yes, after a significant surgery a few years ago I think I went to just Tylenol and ditched the tramadol after just a couple of days.
    I'm so glad she is doing well, and I have so much respect for you for bringing her to your place for care. I'm sure it was challenging.

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    So glad she is doing well and YOU, too!!! Prayers for quick healing.
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    ANM, you are the bomb for taking such good care of your mom!

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    Thanks all.
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    ANM what relief that it all went well and seems worth it!

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