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bertyboy
bertyboy Member Posts: 1,860
edited 8. Jan 2011, 11:11 in Living with Arthritis archive
well i have my appointment to see the top guy re my tkr knee
on the 12 th jan , as i am sure it is not right , have ask before for different pain relief but got told to take what i had got which is diclo and paracetamol , now my question is if its not right anyway would pain relief do any good , as its just so constant , i am not a great one for pills and potions but have been very good in the hope that i will be pain ache free its not working , which is why i think there is some thing not right x
I know i am a lady ,all life is a journey xx MAY xx

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  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi berty
    No advice from me I am afraid but want to wish you luck for the 12th.
    Will be ready for pocket duty if needed
    take care
    juliepf x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I am not an orthpaedic surgeon either, bertyboy, so I have no idea if your knee is right or not but I do know what constant pain is like and it does get one down. Only four days to go, yes? Hopefully some answers will be given, and that will be a good thing. I'll be in a pocket, if that's OK with you. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Berty,

    I so hoe this one will be able to help and find out whats gone on there. Shall be with you as well... though I will have to come with a few needles in the shoulders and neck for a about half an hour :wink: Depending on what time... mines early in the day but late enough to have a chance to get my shoes and socks on :lol: (((( )))) and hi o your oh Cris xx
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,960
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Berty.
    i wish you well for wednesday.
    i will be there with you i've had that op.
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi berty

    I will be with you for sure - remember it's your body and you know it best so be assertive ( I'm sure you are polite anyway) and take someone - other than us lot with you.

    Tell cris i will remove the needles when she needs me too - and I'll even bring me specs before I start :lol:

    LOve

    Toni xx
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Berty, hope you get some answers and a proposed solution ont the 12th.

    If you knee isn't right - then as you say it would be painful. Pain meds should help, but they never take the pain away entirely - just mask it/make it more bearable. If the pain meds aren't working at all - then they aren't the right ones for you.

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.