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Saturday, March 09, 2013

On tuesday i sawy orthepedic aurgwon agaim he is not happy about my knee. he has suggested i serioysly think about knee replacement surgery as knee is bone on bone so is my keft knee i gave six months to think about it because i am only 46 i am going to tell him yes i want the surgery . my fh ssid i should ask if they can do bith knees st once but not sure they will do two at once under the oybkuc system that is the lastest up date also i am anemic again so i have a refferal to see a ggeogoligist for a specsil inhection to dry up my periods once and for all to stop me frombeen anemic
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    NO, NO, NO! You do not want to have them done at the same time because if anything goes wrong, you are screwed-literally! Have one done and start your recovery process. If you are doing well, have the next one about 6-8 weeks later or back-to-back as it were. That's what my ortho recommends and what I plan to do in November. Both of mine are bone on bone as well but I got a huge amount of relief in the left knee from Euflexxa. There was just enough of a film of cartilage for it to adhere to. For the first month or two, I couldn't tell any difference but then it kicked in and has really helped me.
    1926 days ago
    My Mum has had both knees replaced but her surgeon refuses to do both at the same time because you need to be mobile to get the knee moving and the full range of movement in it. Mum is a new woman, the best thing she ever did. I'll be keeping you in my prayers
    1928 days ago
    All the best !
    1928 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    You have to be comfortable with your decision; that is the most important thing. I know that when I had my hip replacement, my roommate had her knee done, and we were trying to decide who was worst off. emoticon I had a friend who had her knees replaced and she had them done one at a time. I know it seems like a good idea to do a two-fer, but I think the recovery and recoup would be REALLY DIFFICULT.

    I would highly recommend seeking the advice of a PT or a good personal trainer beforehand to begin doing exercises to strengthen the muscles as much as you can before the surgery. I did that for my hip, and also did upper body ST, and believe it was one of the best things I could have done for myself. The home health care people were constantly commenting on how they could not believe how quickly I was healing and recovering.
    1929 days ago
  • DEE107
    praying for you and hope all goes well
    1929 days ago
    I've seen people both ways, both done, one done and in truth the people who where sure did the best! I think the healing and the outcome depends more on your attitude and mind set than anything else. so think long and hard know all the facts about recovery times both ways and than choose. know that you made the right choice never double think it and deal positively with what ever comes up with your choice best of luck
    1929 days ago
    If you have assistance with the long recovery, I'd do both at once to get it over with. But you'll need help for quite a time. Only you know the urgency and whether or not you can wait to have the second one done. Best to you...
    1929 days ago
    They commonly do both knees at once but it's up to you. I would not recommend waiting too long as you will be suffering needless pain and disability. I waited a long time to have my hips replaced (I was 47) and wish I'd had them done sooner as the last year was hell. You will have your life back once they are done.
    1929 days ago
    Steph, my girlfriend was 62 and she has Rheumatoid
    Arthritis and she had both her knees done last year on
    the Public system as she had bone on bone. She spent
    3 weeks in a rehab centre to learn exercises. It has been
    a year now but she still is not OK so really think about it.
    They kept telling her she was too young but she just could
    not walk anymore. You have to really think about having both
    done at once. I hope you get a solution re the anemia.
    1929 days ago
    hi steph love,i dobt very much that they will do the two at once as that will make you immobile for a while so they normally only do one at a time.while in our area nana said she wished she had herĀ“s done ages ago after her op instead of waiting as long as she did.i also need that op but they wont do it on me as it is not life threatening theywont do it though,lol.i am also aenimic and have to have iron in fusions,tell me more about this injection.maybe i can suggest it to my gynochologist.hope all goes well love.let us know when the op will be so i can do extra prayers for you in that time.know you are in my thoughts love. emoticon
    1929 days ago
    Good luck and pray you heal soon.
    1929 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I had my first knee replacement at age 35. It gave me my life and independence back, wasn't able to walk before it. Took out the pain, felt like a miracle! But would not recommend getting both done at once, recovery is very difficult, painful and long. Its the worst replacement to recover from.
    I have been on Depo-Prevera since 1999 and have not had a period since.
    Good luck with everything Stephanie!
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    1929 days ago
    my mil had both knees done at once. recovery was a bite, but it was one of the best decisions she ever made, she was in her 40's at the time.
    1930 days ago
    I had a friend that had to have hers replaced in her forties and was so happy to lead a full life again.
    My mother waited too long on her first replacement and she still doesn't have full range of motion with it. (All to due to her muscles range.) The second one was so much easier. If you put it off the pain gets so bad you can't sleep or walk.

    So find out what exercises to do before hand as the stronger it is the easier it is after wards.

    I know it is a hard thing to decided. emoticon
    1930 days ago
    I know someone who has to have both knees and ankles replaced. He's having them done one at a time though. So far he's done his left side, still needs his right knee and ankle done.
    It's a painful recovery, but well worth it! Good luck!
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    1930 days ago
    Hope all goes well with the knees being replaced. You will probably feel like a new woman. I have known several people who have had it done and they are so glad they did.

    1930 days ago
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