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Knee Surgery

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I have had knee surgery last Monday and I am still in a lot of pain and with the pain I tend to eat too much and I also eat what I shouldn't.

This is the third knee surgery that I have had in the last 10 years. I know that I will end up having a knee replacement eventually so why shouldn't I get it now instead of waiting until I'm too old to care. The medical doctors have this a little backwards if you ask me. My mother had knee replacement only to go from surgery to wheelchair. Now I ask why would she need replacement when it would do her no good and she complained of pain all the time anyway. I have a bad knee, I could have a replacement and enjoy my walks and being able to do things now, instead they just to a repair job that won't last and I'll have to do this again in another 3 to 4 years. I'm young enough now to appreciate a new knee, because I know that in 10 years I will be in a wheelchair anyway with or without a new knee. I'm down hearted and I know what I'm going through now I will have to go through again and again until they decided that it's ok for me to have a replacement and by that time it will do me no good.
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    The doctor said that I was too young. I'm 58 and they want to save knee replacement for people that are over 80. My mother was 84 and she ended up in a wheelchair a few months later because she kept losing her balance and falling, something that she did for the past couple of years. With me I have PAD and the doctors tell me that I will end up in a wheelchair later in life anyway.
    3760 days ago
  • CAROLJ35
    So sorry about your situation. What is doctor's reasoning for not doing a replacement? So many people are really helped by the replacements. Try to keep your chin up and know that somewhere there is a silver lining after all this.

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    3762 days ago
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