Exercise prior to surgery?

January 6th, 2016

I won’t be having surgery until late February.  I am overweight and have been dieting to loose some weight.  I do have a problem with my left knee but my foot surgery will be on my right foot.  I was wondering if anyone has tried knee or leg strenthening exercises on the non surgical leg prior to surgery?  If so, what did you do?  I can hardly walk on my bad foot so it has to be seated exercises.  Thanks!

Getting worried!

January 5th, 2016

I posted this last night but wasn’t sure if I needed to re do it.

Just scheduled my bone spur surgery for Feb. 19. Not sure about doing this. As a wedding planner and mom of 4 so far it doesn’t sound good (after reading some of these posts!). But can’t get around like I used to (I’m 52) and don’t want to keep walking like I’m 100. One question I have is that I have BAD reaction to general anesthia. I have asked my surgeon about having local for the procedure. He said that they can give me a spinal block and then do local. Has anyone on here ever had it done this way? I have had dental extractions, carpel tunnel surgery, etc with just local and have felt fine. Just get TOOOOOO sick on the general stuff. I think (and have been told) that I have a high pain tolerance so HOPING that is the case. Another question I have is that if I have the surgery on Feb. 19 we are planning a vacation over spring break (March 19) am I going to be able to get around at a theme park okay? I don’t necessarily want to get on rides but just the walking concerns me. Dr. said 2 weeks NWB then 4 weeks walking cast. Help!

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