||[Aug. 16th, 2015|11:09 pm]
The Question Club
So, I just had my knee arthroscopically operated on to fix some cartilage issues. The surgeon says I might make it two years before I will need to have the joint replaced, either partially or totally. |
I need to have the other knee operated on soonish, but with the same outcome.
Would it be worth it to you to have arthroscopic surgery on your knee just to buy a couple of years before a replacement? Or, would you just put it off until it was time for the replacement?
To me, it feels like the problem is being chipped away at piecemeal instead of just being addressed, once and for all. I understand that my relatively young age of 46 raises the possibility of outliving the fake knees, but it's a risk I'm willing to take instead of having repeated surgeries with the same outcome.
dk/dc: Did getting old surprise you like it did me?