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I am 64 and have severe osteoarthritis, my back, hands, ankles, feet, wrists, elbows and the reason for my post, knees are all affected.I follow my GP's advice to the letter, I have had physiotherapy, steroid injections , and painkillers for pain (opiates) walking now is very painful, I live in a 2nd floor flat and do not drive.The care I recieve from my GP is excellent yet now I need
replacement knee operations ( both knees are affected) I am told Ithe waiting time could be 12 - 18 months for each knee, I am healthy age 64 that means I could be 70 before both knees, excuse the pun, are up and running . I live in Windsor, and would love to hear if this is the case in other parts of the country.
I have checked online and waiting list did say 16 weeks, but I'm sure to make waiting lists appear better they don't tell you it can take 3 - 4 months for you to get your first Consultant appointment. My knee injection appointment took around 3 months to arrive,
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