Had my partial done at age 30 due to a MC accident everything was fine till age 60 where I had to have a total Knee replacement They say these things last 10 years well mine has broke all records it's still going strong at 84 years old Also had both hips replaced Left knee has started to act up but at my age I will live with it This old age is the pits As far as your surgery you will be fine Good Luck Lou
I am getting along very good according to my Doc. but opted to go for an extra 15 therapy sessions as they give me a workout I most probably wouldn't do at home. Also have been going to a Planet Fitness gym for 30min. before each therapy session. I can really feel the other knee (right) is the weak one now and am hoping to have it done in the near future. Just trying to keep my wheels under me so I can get a few more yrs. in the deer woods.
My right is really bad and I require a shot at no more than 4mo now. Doc asked me how long I'd wait and I figured until it only last 2mo. Am I wrong and should be considering the replacement.
I tried the shots of both types first and then covid hit and couldn't get the replacement done. After about 1 1/2 yrs. I finally got the left one done. The difference in pain was immediate but getting the strength back in it takes a little while. I am 8wks. into it and am glad I did it. Everyone I talk to tell me they wish they hadn't waited so long to have it done.
I see my doc on the 30th and I guess I better ask him. IIRC he mentioned something about getting approval from Medicare and Insurance might take 6mo ? I deal with it well IF I get the shot. I lost a lot of feeling when they attempted to fix the meniscus that had torn to pieces. I have a brace that I can wear that "helps" some.
Post by smokepole61 on Aug 18, 2021 11:53:19 GMT -5
In 1992 I was in bad truck wreck. Was told I need my legs cut off just below the knees so prosthetics could be put on. Hmmm. Said u put me together as best u can. God will do the rest! I'm once again in his hands. As I've always been lol. Then I got really bad. Yep staff in both legs. In bone marrow. Was told let me remove them r u will die. Said well guess I'm gonna die when it's time. Caught alot of flack from that one from my ex wife. Anyway all this time later I'm walking around. Yep not real great but I danced 1st dance with my daughter at her wedding!!!! Over 20 years later. Soooo. And Yep been challenged since 92. Guess God figured it was best for me. I've tried to help others when I can. Tell my grand kids God saved me im here for a reason I don't understand. Good luck to u encore. Your not at the end of your tape yet! Lol.
7:00 tomorrow am. going in for repair/retread whatever you call it.
I wish you all the best!
I'd like to suggest something though............. FOLLOW ALL THE DIRECTIONS OF THE DOC, and work hard at PT.
I had a complete RT knee replacement last July and it went well. My PT went great and I was starting to get around very well. Then all hell broke loose. I had a different doctor appointment that I went to and as I started to leave the doc's office, my knee started KILLING ME. I mean BAD. When I got to my truck I couldn't get in it as I couldn't lift my leg. 4 or 5 people came by, but not only me, but all of them were handicapped too. I finally made it into the truck and drove left footed home. I called the wife and told her something was really wrong. When I pulled into the garage, the wife took one look at me and went inside and came out with the digital thermometer and stuck it on my forehead.
From that point, all I remember is her telling me I was going to ER. I have no memory of the trip to town and the ER, or even going into the ER. My temperature when I got there, even after the wife had the AC on high all the way, still registered 104.6°. I don't remember anything of it until the surgeon who was at the hospital doing knee replacement/repair surgeries came into the room I was in. He took one look at me and said that he had to take a draw off the knee. Trust me, I remember THAT!
Now I had had a number of needles in that knee prior to the surgery. The shots helped, but were getting to close together.
PAIN..................... OMG!!!! iT WAS SO PAINFUL, THAT i CRACKED 2 CROWNS ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND ANOTHER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF MY MOUTH. PAIN LIKE I'VE NEVER IN MY LIFE FELT BEFORE!!! Damit, the least they could have done was to give me something to bite on.
I was admitted and spent 6 days in the hospital. I had tubes and such running in and out of me. I ended up with a bad bacterial infection, which could/would have killed me if not for treatment. After 6 days in the hospital, I was sent home and had to have a PICC in my arm, 24/7 for six weeks. Nurses came to the house and taught the wife how to change the IV's, which was done 3 times a day. I was half way through my 5th week of PT without a problem, then it hit.
Now, my life is controlled by an Infectious Disease Expert from the University of Michigan. I'm on 1,500mg of antibiotics 3 times daily and it appears it'll be that way until my death. I video conference with the IDE every three months.
To this day, the doctors have no clue how and/or where I ended up getting the bacteria. Amoxicillin plays hell on every part of your body, including giving you the ships. So you end up taking fiber like there's no tomorrow. I have to carry anti-nausea pills with me, as I can suddenly become extremely nauseous.
IN NO WAY am I trying to give you doubts or, suggest you not have the surgery. Most all go on without a hitch.
Just follow the directions of the doc and PT's. Keep that area clean. Clean, Clean, Clean............