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I'm having surgery to straighten the leg (ostetomy) and a repair of the meniscus (arthroscopy) at the same time, so I will be non-weight bearing for at least 6 weeks while the bone heals.
I have ongoing myofascial pain (similar to fibromyalgia) which gives me hip and shoulder muscular pain plus creaky pain in my joints in general but especially my hands. Oh and my balance and co-ordination isn't great either!
So I'm really worried about how I will manage with crutches post op. I hope the pain killers will help any pain caused by them, but also might make me dizzy or woozy?
I bought some crutches to practice with and it isn't going great I can't see how I will manage to move around without accidentally jarring my bad leg.
Has anyone else been restricted to crutches for a long time, if so how did you adapt?
Also having second thoughts about the surgery in general. It seems like once people start on knee surgeries the problems often just escalate? Then again if I don't have surgery I will probably be bone on bone in a few years and I'm not even 30 yet.
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