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    Posted: May/25/2017 at 10:00pm
West here I'm 50 years old I've had a rough life work hard play hard was hard on my body and now I'm starting to feel the results. I've had several operations, 2hernias I've had knee surgery now my bad knee is my good knee, my new knee injury on my other knee happened about 2 1/2 years ago I fell in a hole at work and it progressively got worse in the last couple years and since August It had gotten severe and I found out 4 months ago that I need a knee replacement but they won't do it for a few years. I've seen so many doctors been on so many meds I'm just getting tired of it all I started on the Butrans 15mcg while I was coming off the Oxycotin, Oxyneo, Nabalone and the Gabapentin.
One of the surgeons said he wouldn't touch my knee for at least two years, the other surgeon told me that he might be able to go in and clean it up a bit I see him next week. So now I'm waiting for a call from the pain management doctor to contact me and that might not be for a year, anyway thanks for the welcome and hello from canada

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Hi West,

Welcome to CPS. There is a lot of good information in the different Forums and in the Articles section. I've been on all the meds you mention, except for the patch. Have you considered using cannabis? I see you took nabilone which is a synthetic med of a single component found in cannabis.

My pain management doc prescribes cannabis for me and I no longer take any narcotics. I was taking 90 mg oxy CR and 45 mg oxy IR daily. It doesn't work for everyone, but for some it can provide considerable relief.

Again, welcome to the site and I'll see you around the Forums
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2017 at 9:59am
West----welcome here.

What exactly is causing the knee pain? If it's total lack of cartilage then aside from trying injections which do help some put off total replacement for a period of time, then you shouldn't be told you have to wait. However, the knee is complex and if you injured it as you've described, at the very least you should have had arthroscopic surgery by now to repair torn ligaments or cartilage, etc. Not put on narcotics.

I'd take Bailey's advice and try MMJ. A person close to me needs a TKR but has been putting it off. He finds that using a CBD topical ointment does provide some relief. But for sure---go see this surgeon who is willing to try to repair the damage. You're too young to be in CP if something can be done for you.

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Originally posted by Bailey Bailey wrote:

Hi West,

Welcome to CPS. There is a lot of good information in the different Forums and in the Articles section. I've been on all the meds you mention, except for the patch. Have you considered using cannabis? I see you took nabilone which is a synthetic med of a single component found in cannabis.

My pain management doc prescribes cannabis for me and I no longer take any narcotics. I was taking 90 mg oxy CR and 45 mg oxy IR daily. It doesn't work for everyone, but for some it can provide considerable relief.

Again, welcome to the site and I'll see you around the Forums


Thanks Bailey, started using cannabis 2 months ago and starting to see results, I just got all my paper work in so I will be getting it from a dispensary soon but I'm legal right now with my doctors letter.
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Glad it's helping West. Bone on bone pain is a really tough one. For myself, applying infused topical lotions works really well. I also make capsules I take morning and night along with tinctures and using a vaporizer. I'm not painfree, but I'm much more in control of my pain and no longer have to face the stigma of picking up oxy from the drugstore.


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Does a person have to be a certain age in order to have a knee replacement?
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I had a knee replacement when I was 50. That's young according to my doctor because the replacement wears out between 15 to 20 years depending on how active you are. My knee is 18 and a half and still going strong.
Five knee surgeries from 1970 to 2000. Knee replacement in 2000.Spinal stenosis surgery in May of 2002. Diagnosed with Pseudogout in 2005, effecting hands, knees, and shoulders. Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007. Retired early as a high school principal. Recently, have had trigger finger surgery on both hands as well as surgery for severe bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel disease.
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