My partner shattered his knee in a skateboarding accident when he was 14. He had the knee completely 're-built' and had to learn to walk again.
He's had a lot of problems with it since he was 23 (he's now 30) he now struggles to walk, has muscle wastage in his right leg (supposedly the 'good leg') and the doctors just don't seem to be doing anything apart from endlessly giving him medication that doesn't take the pain away, only makes him high!
He as talking about wanting the leg that is causing him so much pain amputated, but doesn't know if the doctor would take him seriously. His pain as been so bad he's contemplated suicide a few times.
What can we do to get the doctors to listen and begin to consider an amputation before something awful happens?