Hi all. Have been reading bonesmart since 2016. That is how long I have needed a total knee replacement. Now I am sure who ever is reading this, you are wondering why haven’t I got it done. It’s because of fear. Now some will say that “we were all afraid” but this fear that I have IS NOT NORMAL. Yes I know all about getting on with my life. This pain that I'm having now will get worse etc. but I just can’t get past this. My Dr at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC has been giving my cortisone shots for years and before him I got them for a year with another orthopedic Dr. Just the thought of surgery for this procedure is so frightening for me, cutting, sawing, hammering etc., puts me in a fear and that’s not counting the pain I will have when I come home. And yes I know that I will have meds but with the new guidelines for pain that is now in place I don’t want to suffer. Can someone who had this procedure that was very, very, very afraid tell me what you did to get through this. As I have stated I have been reading this site for years and I have never came across this problem. Much thanks.