TKR = Total Knee Replacement. I admit to blaming much of my recent pain on RA, which has been more active this year, but in reality my left knee has been problematic since the end of ski season last year. I’ve limped most of the year and kept thinking that changing RA meds would magically fix it.
Denial. When a coworker stated recently that I’d been limping for months and when was I going to do something about it, it hit home. I shed a couple of tears as the reality hit that the knee wasn’t going to get better. I knew that the cartilage was gone and I was bone on bone and that no medication is going to fix that, but I was still hoping.
I called the orthopedic and saw him this past week. A few new x-rays were enough to show how bad it has gotten and the doctor and I agreed to schedule surgery soon.
So February 15th I will be undergoing a total knee replacement and it can’t come soon enough.
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