Knee Surgery — Must Have Survival Kit.
Yes, thanks to the miracle of modern surgery and aftercare — in particular a nerve block catheter and an ice pump for the knee — I am, very thankfully, pain free right now.
But, life would have been difficult and rather painful without some of these gizmos.
The raised toilet seat is a must. Please trust me on that. When one of your knees has been immobilized lowering yourself is not easy and can be very painful. Those 5″ make all the difference. And the handles will also help you navigate the bathroom even if you don’t plan to sit down.
The sock aid is so cute that I am using it even when I don’t have to. So clever. You will love it
You have to have a long handle shoehorn — unless you live in warm climes and get by in sandals.
The two ‘dressing’ sticks are very handy and you can use one to lift your leg onto the bed.
Alas, I was not told about these mandatory devices by the doctor or the hospital — even though I called about them 3-days prior to surgery.
Insurance will typically cover part of the cost — if not all!
Not in my case because the doctor did not order them. I just paid. The best $104 I have spent in weeks.
Please do not think about knee surgery before you get these and have them in place.
I lucked out.