Hi I am Kevin, and have had awful prolems with arthritis in both knees, knee replacement on the right 2017, and trying to avoid having left one done, but my consultant tells me it is VERY likely Iwill have to have itl done too.
I am 65 and hanve been on pain killers , for years co codamol, i have tried to cut them down, and take a maximum of 2 a day twice a day, but am still worried about taking them for so long, and the side effects and because they have been classified as potentially addictive. The reason i am trying to avoid a 2nd knee replacement is the recovery period and all its consequences, especially as I live alone, BUT for a good neighbour (who has now moved away) i would not have been able to get shopping etc. all the worry about that has sparke off bad anxiety and depression, and I am on meication for that now as well. I a m still working, thank God otherwise stuck at home alone worrying would send me round the bend
Just wondered if anyone out there has had similar experiences.