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For years I have been suffering with knee problems and knew I had Osteo in both knees.
I visited my GP who told me I am too young at 59 to endure the operation. I visited him again with a more solid approach but he got very angry and told me I was putting him under pressure. He refused again. I recently changed my GP who had no problem sending me for X Rays and to see a consultant.
I have been there this morning and the Surgeon is more than willing to goahead to replace one of the knees. During the interview he told me of the problems which could occur saying 1in 5 will be dissapointed and will call the surgeon for not doing it correctly. He told me of the difficulties that could arise after the op and all this has put me right off. My wife seems a bit cautious for me after hearing what he said.
I am in pain when I walk and I struggle to get about properly. My feet are also aching and I walk now flat footed. The surgeon says this is because of the Osteo in both knees and it would rectify the way I walk.
He was also concerned about my weight, I am currently 104 KG and wants me to lose at least a stone before he would operate. This weight situation could be a stumbling bloc but I shall have to try harder at the Gym.
Who has endured the op and is it all they say it is afterwards?
Kind regards Dennis
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