Hi all. I feel so down to a point where I am on the verge of cancelling my op. Received a letter this morning which was sent to my GP. This has seriously put me right off. Reading this letter seems to have knocked me for six, to a point where I I want to terminate this operation. The letter states and I quote : The benefits of TKR are improvement of pain in 70-80% of patients who have this. Many patients will never have total absence of pain with knee replacement. A lot will continue to complain of discomfort of stiffness, noises and other symptoms like numbness lateral to scar. The letter also goes on to mention my obesity and serious risks include deep vein thrombosis, fatal pulmonarybembolism, amputation above the knee, death because of cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, stroke etc etc. He is quite young and heavier than normal patients. Because he is on the bigger side we will have to keep adequate time available for surgery.