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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by tapyram, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. tapyram

    tapyram new member
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    please help im very new to this site.the other day i was told i need a knee replacement and no idea what to to .im looking for results from those that have had one .please help me thanks
     
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    tapyram, I moved your post into a thread of its own so you can get your own answers.

    First thing is to read through all the other threads in this forum and the
    After Knee Replacement - Recovery Discussions forum, to see what other people have said about having this operation. 98% are delighted though no-one would try to hide the fact that the recovery is hard and painful but the pain is different to what you are experiencing now. You know it's going to get better, you see?

    It would help if you could tell us a bit about yourself - your age, gender, how long you have been in pain, how you came to go to the surgeon you did, stuff like that. Then we can give you clearer answers to suit your circumstances.
     
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    It is a big decision and very scary on the before side, but now that I'm on the other side I soooo glad. When the only thing I could do was hurt, it was time. Jo's right, where are you at with things?
     
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    Hey tapyram im fresh out of surgery, just a couple of weeks and im not gonna lie to ya im hurtin somethin fierce but Jo is right its a totally different kind of pain. Im actually happy about it, I know that sounds weird but I know it will end eventually and I will have the life that was taken by this terrible joint pain. Just research carefully and talk with the surgeon and trust him/her and yourself and you cant go wrong. Good luck and come back when you need something, everyone here is so awesome.
     
  5. Rowdy66

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    Like most everyone else, I didn't have much of a life before the surgery for a couple of years so I am delighted to have had the surgery. I do understand your questions and concerns, we all had them. It is a scary surgery and the more that you find out about it the scarier it is, especially when you find the posts of people who have gotten infections and such but in the end I realized I had no choice but to have the surgery. The most important part of the whole thing is finding the right surgeon and there has been plenty written here about that. It may seem time consuming but the answers to most of your questions have been posted and you just need to go back and read the posts. There are even pictures posted. Then when you have specific questions you will find there are a ton of us who are going to be there to help you. Good luck, Rowdy
     
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    Tapyram, go for it!! It;s the best thing to do. There is no more joint pain after. Yes it's a long and sometimes painful recovery but well worth it. Good luck
     
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