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Date: 19.08.2013
From: lol

Subject: knee replacement

anyone had a knee replacement worried about having one im 61 will know tomorrow if i am having one
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Date: 20.08.2013
From: marlene

Subject: Re: knee replacement

Hi there I haven't had a knee op but when I had my back op done the lady in the next bad had her knee done. She said it was sore for the first few days and then it settled. She said the pain after the op was nothing like the pain she had before. She was very glad she had it done.
I also had a neighbour that has had both her knees done and she is back driving and walking and she also said best thing she did and she was 72yrs.
It is natural you will be nervous we all are when its the unknown. You will have pain meds and physio after so try not to worry.
Take care and hope this helps.
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Date: 20.08.2013
From: lol

Subject: for marlene frrom lol

thanks for getting back to me went to otheropedic consultant today said he wants to keep me on steroid injections for now can only have one more this year if the one i had in july doesn't last 4mths then i will have to have the knee replacement sooner than planned lol
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Date: 20.08.2013
From: marlene

Subject: Re: knee replacement

Hi lol, I do hope if you have to have the op they don't leave you hanging around too long. Chin up and take care.
xx
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Date: 21.08.2013
From: Emm

Subject: Re: knee replacement

Hi lol, I get a lot of swollen knees and get lots of injections.
My rheumatolagist says I am bone on bone so I asked him why he never suggests new knee replacements. He replied that as long as injections work for me they will leave it.
I am now seeming to get at least two a year in each, but do suffer in between . Mostly because I cannot get an appointment as soon as they swell. My gp will not inject so I usually have to plead with the secretary to get pushed in.
I hope you get your op quickly and all goes well. There seems to be a good success rate.
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Date: 22.08.2013
From: lol

Subject: Re: knee replacement

emm they want to keep me on injections for as long as poss. said when it wears off to phone sec to get fitted in next clinic only prob with that is last time it wore off i could not lift my leg of the bed or walk in the end husband took me to a&e said they could not help i said sent me round to rhummy clinic they gave me another injection to get me home said i cant have another one on my limit this year but like i said went to otheropedic last tues and that is what he said i am also on hydrixychloroquine for my inflammatory arthritis said i need to get that under control. got to see him in 6weeks said he thinks needle will last this time it only lasted two mths other times it lasted 4mths really worried never felt such pain when it wore off like my leg was broken lol
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Date: 23.08.2013
From: Emm

Subject: Re: knee replacement

Hi again,
You and I seem to have the same problem.
We need new knees, but as long as steroid injections help they will leave us!
I do get a good 4-6 months usually. Trouble is they do not get injected at the same time and so I can have a reasonable one and a dodgy one.
Maybe it is down to expense or they like to leave us as long as possible due to the 'life' duration of a new knee.
Who knows.... It is not easy to live with.
Wishing you luck for the moment. X
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