Hi to all, I am 45. I have met with 3 surgeons up to now and they all tell me the same: My condition is like a 80 year old person, bone on bone stage 4 OA; I am 5'6" and 250 pounds now; I used to walk a lot and ride a motocross; I am told that due to my weight and age, we could do the TKR but they will last 10-15 years. Then they may not be able to replace them. So what happens to me then?? I am suggested to stay as is. I am in pain all the time. Trying to avoid opiods but not many regular meds can relieve me. Will stand for max 2 minutes and walk 25m max. Been declared handicapped. I cant go in my office anymore and have to work from home. I am even looking into buying a wheelchair as i cant do what i like anymore and i am very isolated (walk, see friends, camping...too hard to stand). This is destroying my life. I would like to hear from cases like mine and what you decided to do. Thank you, Helene.