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@lblazina

John, thanks for the welcome. Hope all goes well going forward for you. I'm glad to hear you haven't needed the oxycodone.

I think my fears are 1-the spinal will cause some awful damage…2-my pain will be dreadful….3-i may have complications such as nerve damage.
Full disclosure however, I am a professional worrier and have never had any serious illnesses or surgeries and I guess that makes me a novice. I am told my pain tolerance is high however, I hope that is true.
Also, I joined a closed Facebook knee replacement group several months ago and keep reading these horror stories about people being in unbearable pain, etc……which didn't help.
I'm confident however that I have found an excellent OS who is very well trained and only does replacement surgery. And I liked him when we did the initial consultation.

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lblazina: become a part-time worrier. Ease up. It’s great that you found this forum, and people are super helpful to address whatever concerns you have. I found out about this website after the fact – after TKR, so I might have considered other options if I had known about them, but once I did have the surgery, any concerns can be found or addressed here.

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