My orthopedist is a very patient man .
I saw him last summer he says full knee replacement I say no way, he says come back in 3 months .
I go back in three months , he says full knee replacement this the only thing that will work , I say no way, he says come back in 3 months .
I cancel that appt ( bad me lol ) but I finally go back to see him last Thursday .
He puts up the x-ray from 6 months ago and the one I had Thursday side by side , he and I look at them then he turns and looks at me and says "well??? "
Did I monition he is a very patient man .
The deterioration of the knee is very obvious to even me
I say ( a bunch of 4 letter words ,,under my breath of course ,lol) looks like I need to wrestle with my insurance co .
One full knee replacement coming up
I have osteoarthritis & osteoporosis . The midiscus is gone and it is bone on bone .The pain is off the scale
I made the mistake of looking up what / how they do a full knee replacement
This surgery scares me
Being in the hosp ( doc says 4 - 6 days) dealing with all that entails is just plain overwhelming
Then the weeks of rehab / recovery time
Has anyone had this type of surgery ? how did you make out? are you glad you did it?