I have posted before that I need a knee replacement. I seen the surgeon yesterday. He confirmed I need both knees replaced.
Through MRI's - X-rays and his own hands on testings/exams he has a score that he uses to know how involved the knees are. He told me most people get their knee replaced at a score of lower 20's or high teens. ( The highest score is 100 being the best ). I am a MINUS in both knees
We went over every detail of the surgeries and I feel very confident in him and comfortable with getting both of them done at the same time. We decided that way as of my back injury.
The problem is - he can't do the surgery until March 15th :jawdrop:
That is over 2 months away. I am already falling a LOT even using two canes, a walker and a lot of times my wheelchair. I don't sleep well any more - even while sleeping I feel the pain.
BUT we also both agree not to up my current pain meds for several reasons.
1. I really don't want to and then have to fight my body to readjust to a lower amount later after healed.
2. He is already going to have a difficult time over coming my current meds with new/stronger ways to handle my pain after surgery. He is going to give me a femoral nerve block in both legs and then order novocaine injections as needed afterwards plus a temporary pain pump.
SO having explained all of that..... I need tips, advice, opinions on how to stay sane over these next 2 months???
My knees have hurt for yrs but nothing like they do since I fell on Thanksgiving day. Just going since then has drained me so very very much, I just don't know how to get through the next 2 months.
I know that many of you have had to wait longer then 2 months to be "fixed" - please please tell me how to stay strong.
PS: I am going to keep using this same thread to update as things go along with my knees, instead of making new threads as things happen/change. So to stay updated with my knees ck in here
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.