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Just remembered a very interesting conversation my surgeon had today with a junior doctor who was shadowing him. He was having a little grumble about reverse ageism, and I was introduced as a "rather young" TKR patient 😁 I was 49 last week. He was also saying that he strongly disagreed with age being a deciding factor, and that all surgical decisions should be made on an individual clinical basis, with quality of life and pain levels being the main issues regardless of age.
It was so refreshing to hear him speak in those terms, instead of the usual roll of the eyes and sharp intake of breath, accompanied by a shake of the head, when they realise my age!
So, if anyone is being fobbed off with the "you're too young" excuse, it may well be worth seeking a 2nd opinion.
Best wishes and good luck to everyone at ANY stage of this epic journey!
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