Good morning everyone!
I’ve been getting quite a few emails asking me why I didn’t chose to do a double knee replacement, which is actually called a “bilateral” knee replacement; so I thought I’d post my opinion on the matter.
Honestly, a year or two ago I thought I would want that type of procedure. My thought was, get it all over with at once! Since that time, however, I had met several people who had bilaterals and responded that they would never recommend it. It got me to thinking….with all these other issues I have, especially involving my right leg, is it wise to struggle through a bilateral??
I also think that if you have other health issues, whatever they might be ,or if you’ve had an accident, it’s wise to do just one at a time. Had my knees been the only issue, I could see doing them both at the same time, but with all the other stuff going on here, I’m glad I went with the recommendation of my current surgeon, which was “one at a time”. By the way, he didn’t even hesitate one iota when I asked him about a bilateral….he said it was a big, big deal and he recommended one at a time.
Thank GOD I followed his advice! I can’t even imagine going through this with both knees. It’s been hard enough on me, especially with my neck issues and my leg being all out of whack from walking around on this bum knee for so long, not to mention the fibromyalgia.
Of course, everyone is different, but since some of you had asked, I thought I’d make a post out of it for all to see. You never know. Maybe I can help just one person finalize their decision.
Time to go sip my errr “tea”. I couldn’t find a decent tea post, so I posted a coffee cup. LOL!