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@johnbishop– John, I have many friends including a 91 year old mother of a dear friend who has had knee replacement and in many cases both were done at different times and although they all had varying degrees of pain, all have told me that they were so glad they went ahead with the surgery. I would also recommend getting several opinions about different Orthopedic surgeons because I know there are some very good ones out there as well as not so good. One friend kept putting it off and that ended up causing a major hip problem as he began to walk in a way that he was compensating for the pain in his knee. In the end he had both knees done as well as a new hip over a 2 year period. The other key thing that all said was to make sure you kept up with the PT and in some cases loose some weight.
All my best to you! Jim@thankful

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Thanks Jim @thankful, I'm still doing the PT as much as possible and plan to continue. I still need to lose about 20 pounds, I'm a whopping 237 today but I can go up and down 5 or 6 pounds in a day. I eat fairly healthy and really try and control my portions but I'm like a lot of people and it has to be a lifestyle change for me. I was 330 lbs and got to around 300 then joined Weight Watchers and learned a lot. I got down to 250 with them but decided I could do it without paying them if I changed the way I live and watched my portions. The knee has put a crimp in my goals as I can no longer do a lot of the physical things I was doing before including more exercise which helped with the diet.

So, just have to keep taking it one day at time, one step at a time ☺ (until I can get consensus from my ortho team that hey, he needs a TKR!).

Happy Friday my cyber friend!
John