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kmac
kmac Member Posts: 3
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:07 in Living with arthritis

Hi to all the fellow sufferers of arthritis, I have already had a total knee replacement of my right knee, and it was very stressful and difficult, as I live alone after coming out of hospital the recuperation etc was terrible luckily I had a neighbour who helped with shopping, who has now move away.

The point is I NOW face going through it all again with my left knee, I am now 65 and dreading the prospect, does anyone have any suggestions to avoid surgery again it is bone on bone arthritis.

I have heard of some alternatives, but vaguely, any suggestions would be very welcome.

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,720
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    It can't be easy. I've been lucky in having family to hand after my TKRs. I know some on here cope well alone, though. It takes a lot of planning beforehand but I'm sure it can be done. The good /bad news is that, even if your GP were to refer you right now, it'd probably be a couple of years before it happened so plenty of time to prepare. I've never heard of any alternative.

    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
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    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright