Second knee replacement 12 weeks after first-- will pain meds work?
So I'm having Knee #2 replaced next week. I'm still on a very low dose of oxycodone and will be up until surgery. My surgeon warned me today that the pain meds may not be as effective for me on this time and pain is something I'll have to worry about and manage. Does anyone have any experience with this or can give me some idea of what they went through. Clearly pain is the worst part of this operation– it was bad enough the first time. But now I have to go through it again and am told it will be worse. Help!