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hi all well its 12 mths post op in my revision today , i can say that at last i have a real life ,must admit ive had a very hard time over the last 3yrs . 3 yrs ago i was in alot of pain with two painfull knees one a little worse than the other i had a limp could not walk very far and on pain relief constantly i went to see surgeon got bi lateral dec 2012 it went wrong with a broken leg to go with the bi lateral to cut a very long story short one of my knees was quiet good and i supose i practiclly ignored this leg as the other was a mess with no bend and crazy pain all the time . so 12 mths ago i had a revision it was the last throw of the dice i had to take the chance my life was hardly worth living so i went into the op knowing this was my only chance of having some kind of life and im so glad i did go for it i chose my surgeon very carefully this time , he was very confident he could help me but he gave me the story we all had of what could go wrong and also added that my chance of sucess could only be 15% but he never said i could be worse as other surgeons did. it has been hard since the op because they have to go in futher and also rods so progress was alot slower than a regular tkr ive had alot of physio since op i only stopped physio a few months ago but that didnt bother me now im walking better can sit propperly as ive a better bend i was only 70 deg im now over 95 not perfect by any means but good enough to sit without helping myself into and out of the chair i can go for walks ,mind my 4 yr old grandchild and play some sport .i will always be aware of this knee but compared to the way i was last year i now can live with the way it is i dont walk with a limp (after the revision my straightening was not 100% but its so much better now) i still take ani inflamatorys as its still abit swollen but not worried about that im taking pain relief but i have cut it way back and i hope to be off it soon if somebody last year told me id be this good a year down the road i would not have believed them its been a long road but i think at last i can think of real life with me in it not looking at everybody else living theres i hope this post can give some of you hope to get to the end and start living your lives again and that revision is not the end but the beginng
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