I've already had a couple of operations on one knee and it has not resolved the problems that I am facing. I am currently on a combination of 4 different types of painkillers, I dread to think what it's doing to my body. I've been discharged by my physiotherapist as there is no more she can do and has recommended that a knee replacement is looked into. I know a replacement is a major operation however my quality of life and the amount of painkillers I am on surely warrants consideration for replacement. The problem lies in the fact that according to some people, I am too young! I appreciate that I will have to have them redone in 15 years time, however now is the time in my life where I need to be pain free and having fun with my girls before I miss their childhood; in 15 years time my life can slow done, I can put my feet up but now now I want to be active and have fun, not living with regret.
My referral from my original consultant appears to have been lost; I found this out when I rang up my new consultants secretary who advised me that two weeks after my consultant appointment, it still hadn't been received. I was not best pleased so I rang up my original consultants secretary who faxed over my referral and an appointment was arranged for the end of July, this was the best that could be done although I was told this was quiet good as most new patients were having to wait until September! July still seemed like a long time away and I stated my case and asked if there were any cancellations as I am prepared to come in at short notice. The other day I had some amazing news, a cancelation has come through and I go and meet my new consultant in less than two weeks time! I am so incredibly relieved and I really hope to get some answers and a plan of action for what is going to be done. It just goes to show if you state your case then you can get things sorted out sooner.