hello all Wow, spent ages last night re-reading my old posts, especially my ones on my recovery from my LPKR back in February 2012. I am due for a RPKR (right partial knee replacement) on July 3rd next and whilst the decision was easily made even though my pain became sudden and worse in the last few months I feel a little "vain" if that's the right word to use, in so far as I haven't let myself suffer too long with this knee unlike the previous knee. I totally know the benefits of having a working knee and a knee without pain and have loved my new left knee from the moment I got it, it has been all over the world, I have had journeys and experiences I could not have had without surgery. I fully expected when I visited my surgeon last week that maybe I had a cartilage problem with the right knee and was quite surprised to see from the Xrays that I am at the stage of bone on bone I was prior to my left knee surgery 5 years ago... I guess I thought I the pain required (daft I know) to qualify for surgery would have to be for much longer period that what I have been experiencing. I guess I am trying to talk myself around and into to the decision I made with my surgeon last week and if this was anyone else I would be saying if the pain is keeping or waking you during the night and is impacting on your quality of life you need to get it seen to. Nice to be back and to see and read some familar names and post.