My name is Chris Im 47, I've been married for 28 years we have 2 boys grown up and left home, we have 5 grandchildren and one on the way.
I have had problems with my knees for years the first few years i spent ignoring the problem taking painkillers when needed, then i had my first op on my left knee (wash out /trim and shave) every thing seemed better for a few months and then the pain started again and this is how it has been ever since.
My specialist did tell me I had arthritis but I was never really told what the long term outcome would be.
I have since had 2 more ops on my left knee and 1 on my right and my mobility has gradually gone down the PAN.
I am due to see my Specialist soon after my last op and plan to ask a lot more questions about what happens in the future.
I have grade 4 arthritis so I am told by the nurse at my surgery but i guessed something wasn't right
Although I still manage to ride an electric bike and go for a walk every now and again I feel i hold back for fear of not being able to complete the walk or end up in to much pain. I have started to worry about the future and if the arthritis gets worse what the outcome will be.
I forgot to mention I had a heart attack last year just to complicate things I had a stent fitted and take regular medication and I know this may sound strange but I worry more about my Knees than I do about my heart.
I await the outcome of my meeting with my specialist.