Mrs. Rekha Shah, 61
Underwent Knee Replacement in 2007
Wow! I just can’t tell you how relieved I am now. I run, bend, jog and jump every day. I have a year old granddaughter. I am so glad that I can see her growing; playing with me.
I love kids. I used to take tuitions for these small little angels. My life revolved around them. Everything was so perfect 10 years back. But after that, my world started to shatter. And the scariest phase appeared in the year 2003. I started experiencing acute pain in my right knee. I felt so helpless. It was the’ worst time of my life. I thought I would lose everything. The pain not only parted me from my love, the little kids but also my daily routine.
I can’t tell you how desperate I was to get rid of this pain. I started taking painkillers. I simply could not walk properly; I couldn’t be in the kitchen, go shopping... basically I just could not be ‘me’. My desperation to get rid of this pain pushed me towards taking more and more painkillers. They could do nothing but to provide temporary relief. In the meantime, the intensity of the pain kept on increasing.
I could see my life slipping away from my hands. After a few years, my patience ended, I consulted an orthopedic surgeon who informed me that my haemoglobin level was very low and suggested that I consult a physician.
The physician asked me to stop taking painkillers without wasting any time as they were decreasing my hemoglobin level. My pain had become unbearable. I was so confused and frightened.
One of my aunts had a similar problem. She had gone through the knee replacement surgery which was not successful. Due to my aunt’s experience, my father was completely against the surgery. Despite this, my son supported me and I finally decided to go for it and got my right knee replaced in 2007. It made sense to me as the surgery gave me hope.
Wow! I just can’t tell you how relieved I am now. It’s like I have wheels under my feet.
I run, bend, jog and jump every day. Kitchen chores are much more fun than they ever were.
I have a year old granddaughter. I am so glad that I can see her growing; playing with me… it is sheer joy to be her horse. I must say, when I’m on the play ground, I never let my tiny fellows down.
My life broke free, I had a rebirth. Now nothing can part me away from my passion and hobby.
Important safety information
Knee replacement is not for everyone. There are potential risks. Recovery takes time and success depends on factors like age, weight and activity level. Only an orthopedic surgeon can tell if knee replacement is right for you & implant options suitable for you.
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