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#16 fred1200

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 08:20 AM

It sure sucks getting old !!!!



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Posted 31 August 2020 - 08:24 AM

It sure sucks getting old !!!!

I’m 30 and I’m already saying that


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That's pin it or die type stuff there.. Nothing worse than coming around a corner and seeing a freekin pond that's the entire way across the trail and 50 yards long. Oh and of course the lip at the exit point on the pond is about a foot high straight up and your wife is right behind you on her sled and you say "PIN IT and KEEP IT PINNED!"... and she says "what?".

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 08:31 AM

I'm 68 and falling apart lol, I even need my right shoulder replaced and didn't even know they did them.



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Posted 31 August 2020 - 09:29 AM

I'm 55 and fighting a bum shoulder. The MRI showed a torn labrum. From what I've read the causes are injury and age, and I didn't injure mine. :headbang

 

Maybe if I'd slow down a little - nah, not going to happen. 


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 10:56 AM

Hello my name is Nicole and I am from KneeCare, please send me a private message with your knees serial number and date of manufacture and I will look into it.

I'm not sure whether mine came with a serial number but the "date of manufacture" ....... or birthdate is from the 1960's.

Sorry for the confusion but thank you for your concern.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 11:02 AM

I need them both done as well. I know 2 who had it done and didn't go well so to be honest i am afraid to go ahead with it.

In the same boat as you. The degree of varus I have complicates the surgery and I know others that have not faired well.
My journey has taken me to several surgeons and I feel I am in the hands of the best I've seen. Not going ahead is not an option anymore.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 12:56 PM

It sure sucks getting old !!!!

beats the alternative.



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 03:21 PM

I'm 68 and falling apart lol, I even need my right shoulder replaced and didn't even know they did them.

  Same here, the last year has really made me feel old. Had right knee done a few years ago, now the left one is acting up. Maybe things will get better when we hit 70?



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Posted 02 September 2020 - 08:18 AM

Fantastic to hear your experience was such a success. Thanks for sharing.
Hoping mine goes even half as good as that. Had both scoped 7 years ago and it's been a long road to finally being told it's a go. First one is once the snow is gone, second is three months later. Going to be a tough few months but can't wait for it to happen.

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How long you been waiting to get your knees worked on because of the backlog in our (free) health care system?  I'm in the initial stages.



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Posted 02 September 2020 - 12:40 PM

While there is lots of good to say about our medical system, it undoubtedly has flaws with regards to what are considered elective surgeries, only speaking from my personal experience.
Mine isn't exactly a straight forward case, and different surgeons had different opinions, but all wanted to extend it as long as possible before doing a TKR.
The claim is the expected life of the new knee, and not wanting to end up replacing it eventually as well, but after several years of waiting you wonder if there aren't different factors at play in the free system. It will be a year from initial consult with this surgeon until surgery and that is only because he decided I needed to be prioritized at this point. His normal booking is appropriately two years.
That is a number I found varies considerably between surgeons. Many factors can contribute to that so I don't assume a longer wait means a better surgeon.
I also learned there are differences regionally with how the process works with seeing a surgeon.
For me it's been seven years of trying to finally be going ahead, but I don't think most people have anywhere near that kind of wait.
If you don't already need one yet, bring a cane with you to the doc.
Apparently they can speed up your wait.

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 05:10 PM

Thanks for your response, I had been expecting a 2-4 year wait to get worked on from what I had heard from others in my area.  If it gets too bad I will go to the US and pay to have it done.



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Posted 02 September 2020 - 10:20 PM

2-4 YEARS??? Wow. Its more like 2-4 WEEKS down here.

Heck my open heart only took 6 DAYS from the time I saw the surgeon to the time I was cut open - and that was considered an "elective" surgery.

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 08:28 AM

I tore a meniscus in a moto crash a couple years ago and have since made a better effort to protect my knees. I wear PODS K4 braces every time I'm offroad on the bike or out on the sled. They are really good protection.

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 08:29 AM

2-4 YEARS??? Wow. Its more like 2-4 WEEKS down here.

Heck my open heart only took 6 DAYS from the time I saw the surgeon to the time I was cut open - and that was considered an "elective" surgery.

 

Yes, 2-4 years waiting time for knees-hips, where I live it can take up to 3 months to get an MRI unless you are critical.  But here in Ontario health care is free for all, even if you choose to never work, it comes out of the paychecks of those who do.  We have no other health care options because they say it would not be fair for those that can afford to pay to get quicker service than those that can't afford to pay.  What happens in some cases is if we want quicker care we have the option of going to the US and paying for it, all the while still paying the high taxes so everyone else can have "free" health care.  This appears to be the way the US is heading....



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Posted 03 September 2020 - 08:47 AM

Thats just crazy! Wow. 

 

Last sentence, sadly you are correct. Unfortunately far too many uninformed never hear/don't want to hear the first part of your post. 

 

As a wise man once said to me; "if it's free it has no value". 


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