Ha, better now. I canceled the surgery. That call from the guy trying to rent me all that CPM and cryo equipment led me actually to research what was involved, and it got me scared again. I was aware that there would be pain, but what I didn't really grasp is that it would take as much as 3-6 months to recover from surgery fully.Paranoid wrote:Things seemed to be going well for you in the previous update. What made you schedule the TKR?ubercool wrote: Hi people, my TKR surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday. Just got a call from a medical equipment company that wants me to rent two devices:
1. Cold therapy machine with an ice mold that helps with healing: $250 for a three-week rental.
2. CPM leg machine that helps with regaining range-of-motion and kickstarts PT: $200 for a three-week rental.
Are any of you able to give some advice on whether these devices are worth it?
Good luck with the surgery!
And I had already made arrangements to teach a class in San Francisco, which would have involved traveling the following week. Silly me!
Anyway, I have an appointment with a PA at the end of March, and we will explore options to keep my knee in decent shape until surgery becomes actually necessary. Let's hope for 2024 or 2025.