I will be having my LTKR this coming Wed Nov 15. I will be having a RTKR in 4-6mo months. I am trying to be brave but I will be honest that I am a bit terrified. I have known for many years that I needed a RTKR and it was understood with my OS that I would know "when". Well the "when" came this past August when my GOOD knee suddenly became incapacitated. I had never, ever even had a twinge in my L knee. Had an xray & my OS stated it too also had severe osteoarthritis and he said it was amazing it had not been symptomatic previously. It was decided that the L knee would be done first as I was having so much more difficulty with it. The backstory on my long time bad R knee: way back in 1969, when I was 13, I had severe osteomyelitis in my R femur just above the knee.( The initial infection was caused by a splinter in my left heel! Don't walk barefoot!!) I almost lost my leg & spent nearly 2 months in the hospital after surgery & mega IV antibiotics. I was a very sick girl. The whole time my leg was in traction which eventually dislocated my knee. Over the years, I developed what was told to me to be traumatic osteoarthritis in the R knee. I have lived with it all these years as it has progressively worsened knowing I would ultimately need a TKR. Never did I ever think my left would need a replacement too. Still having a hard time wrapping my head around that. I also never thought the osteomyelitis would play into the knee surgery now. I have a very cautious OS and he ordered 2 nuclear medicine bone scans to make sure no osteo germs were still lurking. It's very rare but it has happened to a couple of his TKR patients. Yikes! Those 2 tests alone cost $8500+. Grateful for good health insurance for sure. Luckily both were negative so that's a good thing. Well, as I said, surgery #1 is this Wed. I am so glad I found Bonesmart and have been doing my homework here. I am as ready as I can be (I think....I hope). Thank you to everyone sharing there experiences. I will keep in touch and will be closely following all the information here.