Bone cutter told me 16 years ago I should think about getting my knee replaced. His advice was put it off until the pain interferes with my acts of daily living:
- Bathing – nope shower.
- Dressing and undressing – yep, hard to put on my left sock which also could be a result of Dunlop Disease. But Spanx would be cheaper than surgery.
- Eating – see above
- Transferring from bed to chair, and back. See above
- Voluntarily control urinary and fecal discharge. So far so good.
- Using the toilet. Nope, if I would pay attention and try not to read while peeing the problem would be solved.
- Walking (not bedridden) Now here’s the rub. Sometimes my knee hurts – like when I walked to the top of the friggin’ Bunker Hill monument.
Doc: Don’t do that.
One of these knees is not like the other,
one of these knees doesn’t belong,
can you tell me which knee is not like the other
Recuperation from knee surgery just seems like such a pain.