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Hi, I'm posting on behalf of my husband, any advice is really appreciated.
My 59 year old husband has suffered with his knee for at least the last 10 years that I've known him. At first midly, but gradually worse due to a road accident and then a DIY mishap!
In short, since 2013 he has been having 6 monthly check ups. In June last year he was told he could have a TKR, all he had to do was make the call. A few days ago he had an appointment and he expressed his wishes to get it done as soon as is possible. He was told he is too young and he can't get it done until he feels it is unbearable. He has had another steriod injection but it really doesn't help that much.
It already effects everything we do. We can't go for walks, we drive everywhere, he can't sleep, simple things like going shopping means he suffers for days after. He has to take tramdol several times a day. I'm so frustrated for him, our lives have been on hold for the past couple of years now.
What is considered unbearable? I feel he is too young to have to give up being able to do so many different things.
He doesn't want to 'make a fuss' but I don't understand why they won't give him the treatment he was offered, wants and needs,
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