It's official! I will be having total knee replacement surgery on April 16th. I am looking forward to getting my life back.
I will be able to go to work, get in and out of the car, work in my garden, clean up the house and play with my grand babies without pain.
I know the surgery will hurt. I know the recovery period is somewhat lengthy. However the doctor is saying that I should see a remarkable decrease in my pain after a month. I'm excited!
I spent yesterday getting a pre op physical with the family doctor. I also had an EKG, blood work and a chest xray.
I was given a form to take to the DMV to get a handicapped placard. I could have done this a while back but I was resistant to the idea. I felt there were people worse off than I. Now I have no choice. Obtaining a placard is a condition of the surgery.
Today I will be dealing with my insurance company. I want to make sure all my ducks are in a row.
I will need to budget for co-pays and make sure I have the care I need without breaking the bank. Since I'm off work again my income has decreased by two thirds.
Buy hey, I'll be saving on gas. There'll be NO DRIVING for 6-8 weeks after the surgery.