broncolover57

311d

Hi I need knee surgery both knees. wondering if others have had surgery! I don't have any cartilage in either knee.

Osteoarthritis (OA)

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  • Reallyhopeful

    311d

    I have osteoarthritis in both knees and in other joints. I did have one knee replacement but I will never, and I say never, do it again! I'm overweight for one thing and the damage I'm doing to my knee (it's been 2 years now) is going to make this knee wear out sooner. It already hurts on both sides of my knee. You may not have this problem of being overweight. And I hope you have a doctor that will not let you run out of medicine while you're on physical therapy. My doctor kept letting me run out of medication on the weekends! So, my experience was very bad. But I've heard of others, that wish they had done it sooner. I wish you luck. For my other knee, I go to a doctor who is helping the pain. I get a brace that opens up the inside of my knee. And in that opening I get a series of four shots. These are the same shots that you probably gotten already. The gel shots. This puts a lot in between those bones. And when I want to walk a lot I wear the brace to prevent pain. I really enjoy it so far.

    • southerncat

      311d

      I am so glad you have a doctor that is working with you with gel shots or and a knee brace. Shame on that other doctor to leave you in so much pain by not refilling yr prescription in time!!

  • Reallyhopeful

    311d

    👍 I agree

  • broncolover57

    310d

    This is why I asked. It is my nightmare. I am about 20 lbs overweight, I need to get back to swimming. Not just to lose weight but I love swimming since all my joints are supported. I have had the gel shots and I passed out on the second one! I know people that did both at the same time the surgery was done by a robot. So in March of 2020, I was scheduled for it but then COVID. I think it's great that I couldn't go through it then! Did you stay in the hospital for a few days afterwards? Did you go to rehab for PT or did you go straight home? Thank you for this, at this point I will one @ a time and see what happens. I have a brace so I can do what your doing.

    • Reallyhopeful

      306d

      I hope you have a YMCA nearby. Water aerobics would be perfect for you. I want to go, but I don't feel comfortable going to the Y by myself. I was in the hospital for 3 days. I had physical therapy at home for about a month, and then I started going to the physical therapy department at our hospital. It took me longer to be able to bend my knee right than most people. I hope you don't have this much trouble as I did! I will never do it again. If you have it done, good luck!

      • broncolover57

        306d

        I am so glad I did this alike app. This is how I process information. So thank you for answering my questions. Years ago my OB wanted me to have a hysterectomy and It took me about a year to figure out that I would do it. Basically asking everyone I knew about their surgery. No YMCA here in Grand Junction. I know it is hard to go alone to the Y, but wondering if you joined a class you could meet someone and then go when they go. I lived in a town called Parachute and it is a very small town anyway I went to the Rec. Center. They had a nice pool, hot tub and Sauna. I met more people in the sauna and hot tub. It is kinda hard to meet people when I swam laps. It was closed down during COVID, and it was so isolating that I found a house across the street from my youngest daughter since I babysit my granddaughter. I have taken water aerobics there also and also when I lived in California. I kinda do my own routine since I like to swim but never go under the water. It helped me lose weight which is a concern I have.

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