Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum and this is my first post. I’m a 51yo nurse and am scheduled to have a left TKR in 3 weeks. My history is: 2010 micro fracture surgery 2011 medial unicap 2017 lateral menisectomy & plica removal 2017 medial menisectomy Since my last surgery my pain has never gone away. I have stage 3 Chondromalacia and more areas of cartilage breakdown on the medial side. I’ve seen several surgeons who told me that my arthritis isn’t bad enough and I should wait about 5 to 10 years. I finally found a very reputable OS who felt that a TKR would help me and was certainly justified. I’m very frustrated and confused about what to do. I’m scared to have major surgery and I’ve read some of the posts on here of surgeries that didn’t go well or chronic pain. I have tried so many things to make my knee better but nothing helps. It has continued to get worse and now my right knee is bothering me. Should I just live with this pain until I am bone on bone? One dr said that maybe I don’t handle pain well or in order to appreciate heaven I need to experience hell first! All I know is that for the past 2 years I have had very little quality of life and I have been severely depressed. I really wish that I could just suck it up and deal with it but I’m just not capable. I know that my knee will just continue to get worse. Has anyone else ever had a surgeon tell you that your arthritis isn’t bad enough for surgery or that you are too young? If so, did you eventually find a surgeon to do your surgery and did it help? Any advice or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.