Knee op

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I had a knee op two months ago and been off work for four months due to pain 

I work in retail so on my legs all the time 

My work don’t want me back until I’m 100%

But I surgeon is telling me to stay off my legs for long period of time 

My knee is rubbing bone to bone and now I have a hole in the bone 

I’ve got physio this week 

I have no ideal when or if I can work again 

If I give Work notice will I be able to claim sick pay 

I haven’t payed another stamp because I don’t earn enough 

Don’t know what the next step is 

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    First of all if you work for a big retail store they must have an occupational health department, talk to them and they will arrange a phased return to work. 

    As for the surgery this doesnt make sense as i know I know people who have had this done and haven’t had these problems. Have you been doing the physio and taking the pain meds correctly.

    i have just had a joint replacement and as I followed the surgeons directions I have slowly been phasing down the pain meds and now on just a small amount of paracetamol after less than two weeks. Time  to talk to  the surgeon and physio about this. 

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    Hi Tracy  i dont understand if u did a knee opp yr boes musnt b touching other dobu know after knee opp u can b walking next day pls take a second opinion 💕i jst had a shoulder Replacement 7 days ago im feeling much better my pain is gone and im recovering well and on  lower meds intake i hope u get well 🤗

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    Thankyou for replying 

    The tissues between the knee cap as completely gone so bone is rubbing bone when I walk 

    Now I have a hole in the bone 

    He said I do need a knee replacement but I’m to young I’m 53 

    Because I’m pain free at the moment he wants to leave any further operations 

    He also said remain of your legs for a long period of time and no gym 

    But when I walk either if it’s only 10 mins my knee feels like it’s going to fall out 

    Strange feeling 

    I still take codine once a day because by the end of the day it’s aching 

    My first physio is tomorrow 

    But I really want to go back to work 

    But. Scarred I’m going to make it worse 

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    Go see another surgeon and get the knee replacement done, you will be pain free and back to work. Too young is rubbish with today’s advances. I am in my 50s and just had my third finger joint replacement! 

    When its bone on bone the next step is joint replacement, I know as I have been there. Get yourself on the replacement joint list as that in itself takes time and speak to her at work. Could you not perhaps train to be a till operator so you can sit down 

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