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These little things will help you feel independent by being able to get breakfast Blake Griffin Womens Jersey , snacks and an occasional lunch on your own. It also gives your care giver a little break. I found that there were some days that I had no appetite due to pain andor medication so I kept a stock of Slim Fast or Boost in the refrigerator for basic nutrition.
If you smoke, now is the time to stop or at least cut down. Smoking constricts your blood vessels which is not a good thing when youre going in for major surgery. If you tend to be a little over weight try to lose a few pounds. A little less weight on a new knee joint means a little less pain. Okay, no more preaching.
Line up the people that will be helping you after your Knee Replacement Surgery and, believe me, you will need them. If you can afford it, hire someone to come in for 4-6 hours a day. They will help you get out of bed, shower and get dressed. They prepare your meals, help you with your therapy exercises Austin Rivers Womens Jersey , keep you company and give your spouse or significant other, a break. Interview them now and let them know what your timing is. Your church would be a good place to find someone, or if you live near a retirement community, many times they have companions of their own that are looking for some extra income.