Both my back surgeon and knee surgeons have dismissed me.
The knee doctor said the right replacement is great and the left knee is just in the beginning stages. I probably have 2 to 3 years before we have to do much to it and 5 until surgery.
The back surgeon said that my back had enough bone and all the screws, rods and Leggos were in place. I do still use my Empi when I do something stupid and am still taking 1/2 Vicodin or so when I have pain. So the doctor said that unless or until I have lots more problems with my neck or the rest of my back I am through with him. NO resrictions, except "if it hurts, don't do it".
This site has been wonderful for me, with lots of sympathy and ideas of what to expect. Any way for all of you still expecting surgery or getting over surgery. There is lots of hope. I