Morning everyone and here's hoping you ll have a good day. I am off work this week so have some time to post this. I have a date for my first knee replacement and its next Thursday! I must admit I am very nervous about it especially after having my pre op and educational re it yesterday. I have been told I will have sedation and a epidural as my neck is too bad for a general but my sciatica is playing up at present so will have to see re epidural on the day. Has anyone ha a knee replacement while awake/sedated and what is recovery like afterwards? I am concerned as I need both knees replacing and haven't got a good one to take the strain but I am sure that most of us on here have the same problem. I am hoping to get back to work after four weeks as I have a desk job is this realistic? The nurse specialist has said at least 8 weeks but I can't imagine being that much worse then I am now? Thanks for reading Donna
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