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Hi, @rtbadleg – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. The extreme pain sounds very hard to contend with, especially being responsible for your farm and associated work.

I'd like you to meet @johnbishop @contentandwell @debbraw @connie1559 @ellerbracke, who may have some perspective from their own experiences with looking toward a knee replacement.

Did the cortisone shot you received help with your pain at all, @rtbadleg? What has your doctor suggested for immobilizing the knee and/or keeping the pain controlled enough so you can do your farm work till surgery, if you have to wait for three more months?

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No the shot did not help at all and it’s been a week. I have drugs for pain and gabepentin for nerves as I have a very big skin graft on the left leg. I can use pain drugs but only when I work outside as they make me itch to beat the band even with antihistamines. To work outside without pain the joint can not move. Uneven ground is difficult. They want me to keep it moving so muscles but I can’t when I work outside. Sleep is hard since when I move it can really be sharp 10 pain.i see surgeon again on March 28.