I'm having my LTKR on July 1. I am so very, very bad at waiting. I've needed replacements for about 5 years, but was originally told I was too fat and it wasn't an option. The way the surgeon said it, I really got the impression that it had to do with the replacement parts, rather than risk and I just let it go. I've been working with a pain specialist for several years to manage things. Last winter I wound up in the hospital for an incarcerated hernia and was told by the ER nurse that 'too fat for surgery' was a load of ...fertilizer...and I should get a second opinion. When I was recovering I asked my therapist who their recommendation would be for knees, and once I was released from care, I got an appointment. I did get all kinds of lectured about my weight (BMI 54 today, but 58 at the time of my first appointment.) but I accept the additional risks. I'm already on tramadol all the time and I'm completely disabled. I have no life outside my house and computer. I can only go grocery shopping because my favorite store offers ECVs for customers. I definitely accept the risks. I want my life back. I just got my blood work done, and I have an appointment with my primary next week for the other pre-op tests. Fingers crossed. I had my initial appointment in March. I am terrible at waiting. I've had entirely too much time being anxious. I'm really not worried about the surgery. More like, I'll get a cold and have to postpone after completely reorganizing my life and my husband's work schedule around my chosen dates. Only a few more weeks to go.