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I need a TKR: Do I do it, or go as long as I can?

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Oh my, all of you have posted some great remarks and suggestions. Would you believe that I still haven't had the operation on my knee. The Dr. wanted to do the operation in the summer of 2019, but I said no. Now here it is May of 2021 and because of Covid, I haven't been able to have this operation. My knee is much worse now and I am still trying to lose the weight. I can't walk very far and when I get up from sitting, oh boy does it hurt. I am going to be 80 this July 4th and am still not sure if I want to go through this ordeal or just suffer with the pain.

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I had my tkr in Aug of last year my recovery has been very difficult….6 weeks after surgery I had manipulation with swelling it did not help much……I started land therapy after first appointment with dr I did not get far my knee would swell up each time we change therapy ….. I used ice I exercise at home I do everything they tell me to do with no results. I know I am not the average tkr patient …, when I went to get my knee done I looked at dr reviews I seen all the positive there were few negatives I read them it was just what I am going through I thought than that won’t be me I be back to work in three weeks…. Well I am one of those negative outcomes …… my dr gave up on me told me just keep exercise at home may take 6 months to a year …well that was not good enough for me did my own research found this website which is awesome, water therapy , and mfr …. With mfr and water therapy my leg is straight my bend still work in progress it is 85 but I have come long way ….. I know my other knee needs to be done but I will never put myself through this again…i am not trying to scare you just letting you know does not always go as planned ….. good luck to you have a speedy recovery whenever you decide to do …. You are doing good getting support system in place ….good luck to you in whatever you decide to do

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