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Re: Knee fusion
Mar 25, 2012
Im almost 2 inches shorter on my right side. I have severe pain all the time and they told me that I wouldnt have any pain when it was done. So untrue. I have talked to another person on here and she said the same thing. I have had mine done for 6 months now. It hasnt gotten any better. You can do stairs, but u have to be careful. Its a pain because no matter where u sit, your leg is always sticking out in front of you in the air. You cant imagine the things you take for granted now. Sitting on a chair, toilet, getting in the shower, its all getting use to agian. I use a shower chair now all the time, and I have to drive with my right leg in the passerger seat and use hand controls. I use a walker full time because of the pain and leg being shorter. I dont have great balance anymore. Sleeping is another story. Its so uncomfrotable and my hip is killing me, not to mention the back. I am seeing a chiropractor now for all the pain. I take pain pills, but they dont help at all. It is very complicated to try and wrap your head around it. Your whole life will change. I am a very active person, and now the limitations have really gotten to me. I use a electric scooter outside, because of the balance issue, and I cant walk very far. It really sucks. But, dont let me infulance you. You have to do what is right for you. Just be prepared for a big life changing experience. Im still thinking of having mine amputated. I have a built up shoe, which does help a little, but my insurance wont pay for any of it. It costs me 80.00 for one inch to be added on, and I need a inch and a half. I dont forsee ever working again, because of the issue of sitting for long peroids of time. And sitting is a issue, because your leg has to always be supported and mine falls asleep alot.
Well, that is some of my story. I have a replaced left knee, and that takes the brunt of the getting up and down. It is now killing me. Just another perk! LOL
I hope you have better luck than me. Keep me posted on your progress. Take care! By the way, how old are you and where are you having it done?
Re: Knee fusion
Mar 25, 2012
[QUOTE=mom555;4950271]Im almost 2 inches shorter on my right side. I have severe pain all the time and they told me that I wouldnt have any pain when it was done. So untrue. I have talked to another person on here and she said the same thing. I have had mine done for 6 months now. It hasnt gotten any better. You can do stairs, but u have to be careful. Its a pain because no matter where u sit, your leg is always sticking out in front of you in the air. You cant imagine the things you take for granted now. Sitting on a chair, toilet, getting in the shower, its all getting use to agian. I use a shower chair now all the time, and I have to drive with my right leg in the passerger seat and use hand controls. I use a walker full time because of the pain and leg being shorter. I dont have great balance anymore. Sleeping is another story. Its so uncomfrotable and my hip is killing me, not to mention the back. I am seeing a chiropractor now for all the pain. I take pain pills, but they dont help at all. It is very complicated to try and wrap your head around it. Your whole life will change. I am a very active person, and now the limitations have really gotten to me. I use a electric scooter outside, because of the balance issue, and I cant walk very far. It really sucks. But, dont let me infulance you. You have to do what is right for you. Just be prepared for a big life changing experience. Im still thinking of having mine amputated. I have a built up shoe, which does help a little, but my insurance wont pay for any of it. It costs me 80.00 for one inch to be added on, and I need a inch and a half. I dont forsee ever working again, because of the issue of sitting for long peroids of time. And sitting is a issue, because your leg has to always be supported and mine falls asleep alot.
Well, that is some of my story. I have a replaced left knee, and that takes the brunt of the getting up and down. It is now killing me. Just another perk! LOL
I hope you have better luck than me. Keep me posted on your progress. Take care! By the way, how old are you and where are you having it done?[/QUOTE]


i'm only 36 years old an im haveing it done at dartmouth hitchcock in NH





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