Well, I eventually saw my consultant yesterday, after a lengthy wait. He examined my knees, asked me a multitude of questions, then asked to re dress and re join him. When i sat down he stated he had not looked at my X rays prior to the examination and was very surprised at just how bad my knees are at aged 49. I am bone on bone on my left knee and not far off on my right. I said that I wanted BTKR to give me back my life. I can not walk more than about 50 yards, I have trouble getting up and down for the loo and going up or down (particularly down) the stairs can have me squeaking with pain. He ahs asked me to go away for 6 months, lose weight (about 4 stone) and do quad exercises, then come back and he will discuss replacements with me.
I am currently 14 stones 4 lbs and 5 ft 4 in tall. I do not want to see another consultant because I believe him to be one of the best in my region. So I am currently sitting here munching on grated carrots and wondering how I am going to get through the next months.:fdbk: Dawnie.