I put off my surgery for 3 years on my left. Within 2 months I felt I made a bad decision in holding off on the surgery.
I know some write here of continuing pain after TKR, but I even fell full force on ice on cement and it was sore, but still worked well.
That fall must have knocked out some scar tissue because “my” knee felt sore as heck, but the pain in walking was a lot less.
I don’t look forward to the surgery, but sure am looking forward to having 2 knees that work well. I literally can’t tell that my titanium knee isn’t mine.
I’m a believer in Physical Therapy both before and after.
I live in the Northwest pt of the US, stem cell isn’t a regular treatment. I did find it at the Univ of WA but couldn’t afford it and my insurance totally rejected it. I would imagine in a few years, if results continue to be good, insurance will have to cover it. But that doesn’t help my pain now.
I bought a new treadmill so that post surgery I can get walking inside asap!
@mari, I hope it all works well for you and I’ll be looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Prayers of health go your way.