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If you are suffering from knee pain, you may be asking yourself, "Should I have knee surgery"? There are many causes of knee pain, but the main consideration in your decision should be your quality of life. Is putting off surgery changing the way you live your life?
Should I Have Knee Surgery?
Should I Have Knee Surgery - Mom's Story
My mother was suffering from chronic knee pain by the time she had her surgery. She had put off having anything done because they were in the process of moving when her discomfort first started. Shortly after moving from Minnesota to Kentucky, my Dad fell seriously ill and struggled with recovery for many months.
By the time she felt that the timing was convenient to have surgery, she was in so much misery that she couldn't sleep at night. Mom spent many nights walking the floor trying to "walk away from the pain." She describes that period of her life as "living from pain pill to pain pill," since agony caused her to watch the clock while she waited for her next dose of pain medication. Mom couldn't sit in one spot long enough to go to the theater anymore. She missed doing routine things around the house and working in her flower beds. She felt like she was missing out on life. Thankfully, she finally had the surgery.
Should I Have Knee Surgery - Mom's Advice
- If you have physical restrictions that keep you from enjoying the things you love, Hit Play on your life and get back to doing what you love.
- Don't put off taking care of yourself. Family, life, and health issues that can cause delays may get in the way if you wait. Don't risk spending your life on the sidelines. Hit Play on your life now.
- If you feel tied to pain medication, make a change by seeing the doctor to discuss treatment options.
- Don't let the amount of recovery time sway your decision. Get back to doing what you love.
- Do your research when choosing a doctor. Find a physician in your area to discuss possible solutions.
I am so happy that Mom was finally able to have her knee surgeries. I'm glad to see her back doing the things she loves and living life with much less pain. If someone you love is suffering, check out this video.