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Jan 1, 2017 · can I get knee replacement with my present weight? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

I need knee replacement on both my knees, I had an injury in 2006 n I have been on pain medication for many years now that I loss most of my teeth n still losing them ,I did everything I was told even had proximal gastric bypass , but I have gain some weight back since I cCan’t too much activity and now that has prevented me from getting my knee replacement. I have to battle with my former employer to pay for my knee replacement and I want but now they have put down Things that need to be done before I can have my surgery. I need to get off the pain pills I need to make sure my dental is in good health and they want me to lose more weight. I was taking 3 methadone pills that’s 30 milligrams every 6 hours and also Vicodin as needed in between. I suffer a lot with my eating problem because of having that surgery I get sick very often on foods that I eat what the bad part is that one day I can tolerate one type of food and the next day I can eat the same thing and it will get me sick. Losing the weight has been the hardest thing to do one would think that getting off the pain meds would be the hardest but it is but it is something that I am accomplishing. I have an appointment to get admitted into a hospital to help me get off the pain meds but I have reduced the amount that I take considerably on my own even though I have had many withdrawals in many different ways like my mood swings are really bad I get fevers my body aches so much But I needed to start it while trying to lose more weight and do the other things that need to get done so I can have the knee replacement. when I had the injury I had gained almost up to 400 pounds and I was told I was too young to have knee replacement so I was told I needed to have the gastric bypass if not they did not expect me to live another 5 years so having that choice I had to have the surgery I lost down to 200 pounds and I kept it down for quite a while but then my knee started to get worse and I gain weight up to 275 I have not been able Toulouse to go back down to the 200 I lost 25 and I am at 250 I just cannot lose more then that. this is just so hard to do cold hurts my bones and I don’t want to leave my room I try and watch what I eat. I try very hard to do the things I need to get done but I am in my room most of the time not wanting to leave Cold hurts my bones and there’s just not much I want to do because I cannot stand for a long time or walk for a long time and I feel very uncomfortable going out even to my children’s home when I go for a visit I just want to rush back home. I’m looking for is a doctor that is willing to do the knee replacement even though I weigh 250 pounds I’ve been battling with this for the last three years first trying to get my former job to pay for my knee replacement but in that time that I was waiting is when I gain the weight that now is preventing me from having the surgery. I am right now taking only one pill every 6 hours of the methadone and sometimes just to a day ice take the Vicodin when I feel that I’m eating another methadone I feel that that is one of the Lesser evils so I really can’t say how many Vicodins I take a day but maybe 3 at the most I still want to go into treatment at the hospital in patients so they could find another type of pain medication that is not open that will help me with my knee pain. I know that something was tried in the beginning that was not open and it did not work I can’t remember what medication they put me on and it just did not work and this is what made my doctor put me on methadone and Vicodin but I am willing to try again and find something else I hate taking pain medication I hate taking medication at all for anything but the pain medication I was not aware of all the side effects that it has and I am paying the price for that now losing my teeth is something that is dreadful for me and did not expect my family keep their teeth to very old but I am not one of those because of the medication I’ve been taking. there is no way I could save any of my teeth anymore and already Ventures are being mentioned and I’ve been wanting to have the transplant or permanent transplant but I can’t afford it and my priority is the knee replacement my doctor every time I go ahead put that as a reason not to get it done is because of my weight I’ve already taken most of my teeth out and I can get an okay from my dentist saying I could have the surgery but in regards to the pain medication I am going to get admitted in a week or two to the hospital to get off of what I have been taking recently and hopefully find another medication that is not open to take the pain away that I feel I am doing everything I am being told but the weight loss is just something I cannot get done I can’t afford any weight loss meals like Nutrisystem or or Jenny Craig I am in debt and my husband is one paying all the bills I just having a hard time losing the 25 pounds a doctor wants me to lose to have this surgery so I need to find a doctor that is willing to do the surgery with the way that I am now I am happy with my weight I don’t feel that I am overweight I am not looking to be a model or someone that needs to be very active I just want a normal life to enjoy my family and find a job that I like and can do knee replacement is a hardship for some but it is doable surgery still can be done but I need to fin doctor that can work with me and do this I have a lawyer who I need to talk to to see if I could change doctors because this doctor doesn’t seem to wanna work with the weight that I am on now I already lost a lot with the bypass that I had I can’t do no more can you help me