I due to have a full knee replacement hopefully soon. They x ray and found I have no cartilage. I'm kind of annoyed at the RA consultant I've being saying for ages it's my knee and I felt it fell on deaf ears for some time. I'm in so much pain right now can't walk normally need a crutch. I'm 30 years old had RA since I was 18. I was wondering if any one could tell me what it's like to have it done and useful tips on recovery and getting ready for the operation? I'm very nervous it's my first operation but also excited cause I want my life back hate being stuck in doors and in pain all the time.