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    in general, Americans want a pill or shortcut to solve their problems and go to the doc that is gonna promise them that.....as a result alot of unnecessary surgeries get preformed and scrips get written......instead of putting through the effort to do without and do what needs to be done to fix the problems and not the symptoms.....a whole lot of doctoring is based on symptoms and not problems....been through this and seen it first hand which is why im in worse shape than i should be.....

    unless its an emergency and yah dont have time if the first doc yah see says the only solution is getting cut get a second and third opinion.....aint no doubt about it i will defiantly need both knee joint replaced at some point but after going through some idiots focused on the symptoms ive now got docs that are focusing on the problem and trying to do whats best for me in the long term, not trying to give me 8 months relief and then im gonna take a bigger slide into hell.....

    sometimes surgery is the only answer but beware docs that want to slice and dice to fast.......
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    I agree ... But when two different doctors tell me I have to get it or else... I'm inclined to listen lol.

    Know you guys weren't talking about me... Just clarifying. I normally wouldn't get surgery some place like my spine. It's connected to my brain lol.

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    i figured you were smart enough to figure that out Clint......i know im walking the tightrope trying to put off surgery and it sounds like your far worse than me so surgery is the likely answer but than the question becomes what kind......whole lot of knee surgeries could give me relief for 4-18 months but when that period is over ill be worse off than had i been at the same point had i not taken surgery.....when 3 docs in three different hospitals are telling yah the same thing its time to listen up....
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    If, for you, surgery will only last 4-18 months, and you'll just need it again, and again, and again in an unending cycle for recovery, relief, and more surgery, I'd just keep coping with medication and forget the surgery until the highest safe dose of pills stops giving relief.

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    the other big problem is its very rare that surgeries can be undone the surgeries i mentioned remove material from the knee to smooth things out....dont take long to run out of material and once you do your screwed.....better off letting it slowly wear down at a natural pace....long term its the same amount of pain just stretched out over 15 or 20 years instead of condensed into 7....

    and thats the main point i have its rare that a surgery can be undone so make dang sure going in its the correct surgery for your condition.....smoothing up the joint was not the correct surgery for my condition but a couple surgeons convinced me they knew what my problem was and that was the solution....
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    Well, I'm getting a triple laminectomy next Friday. The doc said it's very safe and is like one of the easiest and safest surgeries on the spine. He also promised me lots of good dope afterwords so I don't feel the pain lol.

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    best of Luck to you Clint, keep us informed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    He also promised me lots of good dope afterwords so I don't feel the pain lol.
    hate to scare yah but i gotta call BS on this.......3 knee surgeries, one appendectomy personally.....my wife going through a bone spur removal where the achelles tendon was partially unattatched and ovarian cyst burst and my daughter got a screw in her knee to put two pieces of bone together....aint one of the damn things been without pain from the word go......everyone of them has been a race to stay a head of the pain to keep it to something yah could hopefully deal with....unless they are gonna hook yah up to a heroin drip there is gonna be pain....especially after they send yah home and there is no more morphine injections....
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