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Safe After Surgery

An old timer uses the Big Book to help cope with fears about pain medication

As often seems to be the case for me in such situations, most of the concerns I had over bilateral knee replacement surgery in May wound up nothing to be worried about.

Major surgery for the first time at sixty caused me to worry about discomfort using a catheter, and whether sticking a needle in my tummy every day--delivering medicine to fight blood clots—was something I could do.

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