My surgery is scheduled in two weeks. I have been gathering supplies for post-op home care. After reading an article it occurred to me I may have an issue. In my home I only have a bathtub with a shower. I purchased a shower/tub board which I have been using for a few days to get use to. The article stated that for the first 3 months you have to take shower because you aren't allowed to step into a tub because of the strain of stepping over the edge of the tub! Yikes! Anyone else have some feedback on this? This point never occurred to that stepping over the edge of the tub might not be allowed but it is a rather high step. I have an extremely large amount of pain now and have difficulty reaching the lower half of my body to wash. I've been looking for aides to help with some of these issues since I know that following surgery it will only become more difficult and have more restrictions. I have found a long curved handled sponge I am thinking about ordering as well as one that can apply lotion. Other Ideas would be helpful. Guess shaving my legs is out of the question.