I'm Stew, 42 and recently had an awful consultation with an orthopedic consultant (who started talking about above knee amputation and wheelchairs.....I'm 42!!!!!). Having had 2 failed ACL reconstructions in my left knee due to football in my early and mid 20's things are now coming to a head. Starting to getting little twinges of bone on bone contact on the inside of the knee. Don't really experience any other pain but cannot run or play golf anymore...and I don't need to take painkillers at the moment.
I'm a keen cyclist and have started pilates, I'm slightly overweight according to the BMI chart. Plan to lose a bit more weight.
I just feel the consultant has put a big ticking clock above my head now. Her final words were 'come and see me when the pain gets too much' because there's nothing else she can do. I've barely slept since, stressing out constantly. I've a 15 month old boy, how is this going to effect him?? How long do I have?? She stated knee replacements aren't advised before the age off 55....can I get to that age remaining mobile and keeping fit? So many questions really.
Does anyone have any advice that could make me feel a bit more at ease?
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