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Hi there. I am awaiting a TKR on my left knee. 21 months ago after many problems I had a neurosurgery operation (laminectomy and discectomy) on my spine. Much improved after this though still have spinal stenosis. I was on a back forum then and found it very helpful and still view some people as friends. So I am here before we start.
First of all I am puzzled by my pre op which apparently lasts three months (I had thought it had to be a couple of weeks before). Apparently however that is right and I will probably have my op in August as away on holiday in July.
It would appear from reading these posts over the last month that neurosurgery carries far greater risks it is a piece of cake compared with TKR,
Something I don't really understand reading on here is that physiotherapy is very patchy. I had assumed it would be a given like after my neurosurgery.
The other thing that is worrying me a bit is that we may have moved house before this or duiring recovery. Surgeon unconcerned and says he does not care where I live if i am prepared to travel. I am because if our flat does not sell quickly it could be ages before the move and currently in a first floor flat minus lift. The thing I want to ask everyone is how did you find the journey home. This will mean I have a two hour journey which is the downside.
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