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Osteoarthritis

Joint Replacement Advice from a Three-Surgery Survivor

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Q: What do you wish you had known beforehand?


Q: What questions did you ask the surgeon?


Q: How did you prepare for surgery?


Q: What changes did you make to your house?


Q: Did you miss anything?


Q: Did you buy anything to help your recovery?


Q: How were the surgeries?


Q: Any suggestions for surviving the hospital stay?


Q: Did you have any problems at the hospital?


Q: How did you manage pain after surgery?


Q: How long before you could take the stairs?


Q: How was physical therapy?


Q: How did your husband help?


Q: How long before you felt completely back to normal?


Q: How did you work with your doctor?


Plan ahead and prepare for pain to get to the pay off


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