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    Quote Originally Posted by 6bg6ga View Post
    I had my left scoped almost two years ago and I'm starting to have trouble again. Was told by the specialist were going this route and see if it works before replacing the knee. Another way to get more money? Do it twice?
    it is a way to get money, but generally when it comes to cutting the ends off bones and inserting foreign objects into the body, most tend to take the less aggressive things first to see if they'll work.

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    with a good doctor and team it should be a very good thing helping you to retain mobility. I suggest precooking many meals and freezing them prior so that eating is mostly effortless after you get home. Also get a chair for the shower to sit on while you are recovering. Handicapped toilet height is going to help. Watch out for he pain pills and be careful as they can be problematic after a while.

    My bet is you will wonder why you waited so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty o View Post
    it is a way to get money, but generally when it comes to cutting the ends off bones and inserting foreign objects into the body, most tend to take the less aggressive things first to see if they'll work.
    Truth.

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    Re: pain pills - Honestly, for ME in MY world, I can't stand 'em.

    Instead of knocking me out and making me sleep, they do the opposite. They wind me up and I sleep very fitfully, with CRAZY dreams and mind nonsense. I can't even take Melatonin pills. All opioids are off the menu. I have some Tramadol for back pains, but only if I NEED them, and only if I DON'T need to sleep.

    I had some Dilaudids after shoulder surgery, flushed 'em down the gurgler. Was like taking mild acid to me.....

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    I've had several friends and family that have been through this. All of them say they would do it again. All of them also say to push the therapy early on while you are still on the pain meds.

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    Cortisone just annoyed my knees, but we tried Hyaluronic acid and it's worked rather well, it acts like you greased the knee joint. Not ready for knee replacements quite yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory View Post
    Funny that you should mention riding motorcycle. Three weeks after my knee replacement I was riding my motorcycle to PT with my cripple stick across handle bars! Someone stole my handicap card after the fifth or sixth time. Oh well, he might have needed it more than me.
    Atta boy Hickory! If anyone asks "WHY?", ain't no use explaining, they will never "get it!"
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    Seven knee surgeries, 32 yrs firefighting on a 110 ladder truck . Research every kind of physical therapy, lots of different approaches and the more you know the better outcome. Dr says I am one of his star patients because I listen and learn.

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