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I know that I am going to need tkr on both knees soon. I have had both of them scoped 5 or so years ago. Knowing that was just a scope, and that was worse than ANY pain I have ever had, I am so very nervous, depressed, scared about this. I have had a rash of medical issues since I hit 60 last year, and I feel as though all I did for 2017 was go to doctors appointments. Meanwhile the knees have been neglected. I think subconsciously I have not done anything about them due to feeling so bad about the surgery. I was reading some of the posts from others on here, and the idea this is going to take ONE YEAR recoup on each knee really makes me wonder if this is something I CAN do. Between the sciatic pain I’m having and the knees both giving me fits, I have become a total hermit @ my house. I work from home, which is nice for all my ailments these days, but I just don’t know if I can do this knowing the nightmare to come. I had a friend who did this a few years back, and he used a machine that “worked” his knee while he was sitting in his recliner. Is that something that is used commonly? I also know when I had my knees scoped, I was given lortab for the pain, but it didn’t really help. With all this opioid issue, is there something out there that actually works on the pain? That is why I was so bad about doing my exercises because it HURT SO BAD !!! I just need someone to tell me that it will be ok, and maybe it’s not as bad as I think it will be. Also, knowing that I will need both worked on, how would you schedule the two operations? How much time between the two? I’m afraid that I will have one done, and then it’s so bad that I won’t ever do the other one. I know I sound gloom and doom but that’s exactly how I feel right about now.
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