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Am patiently waiting for knee replacement op in NHS Scotland after being told last January that I had Osteo Arthritis in my left knee and that my cartilage is badly worn so op is only way to correct the problem. My frustration is still can't get a date and told the wait will be extended again as NHS are not doing any elective surgery over Christmas and New Year. Reading about this op it seems that exercise afterwards is the main way back to recovery, but as each day goes past now, my right knee is getting worse and they have not even looked at that, as when walking with my stick I am putting most of my weight on my right side to take pain off my left knee. Advised cycling was good exercise to prepare for op, but had to stop that due to Prostate problems and also waiting for op to have that removed. Have tried knee supports with little success, anything else I can try ?. Afraid the waiting time is getting me down and can't afford Private treatment as already committed to dental implants in two weeks time. The joys of getting old !.
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