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Patient Story: Timothy from Concord, NC
- Name: Timothy
- Location: Concord, NC
- Replacement Type: Knee (Left), Knee (Right)
- Hobbies/Activities: Walking, Still Rehabing
"Do Not Delay; It Will Add to Your Pain."
Before surgery my knee had gotten so bad that I could barely walk with a cane. I could not participate in any sports, exercise, or even most normal daily activities. When my knee started giving me difficulty, my doctor told me I would need a replacement in 5 to 7 years. Unfortunately, it got worse much faster than that, but I still put off having surgery. Finally, about three years after my first visit to the doctor about it, the pain got so bad and any activity, even walking, was so difficult that I agreed to go ahead with the replacement surgery.
Now, one year after the knee replacement, I am fully active again. I completed rehab, but I still do most of the exercises they had me perform. I go on a walk 5 to 7 days a week and enjoy being able to do it. I also work out on a weight machine and do aerobics 3 to 5 days a week.
Talk to your doctor about joint replacement and schedule it as soon as possible. Do not delay, it will just add to your pain.