I am caught in what feels like a never ending chain of events. I have had multiple TKR's because the OS thought I was infected. Evidently no one in Florida has been briefed on AF. I actually had to bring the information from this site to my OS. I have been out of work for 2 years, we struggle to survive with just the wife working. I have three teen agers who all are doing dual enrollment in college.
I need to go back to work. I can't with my knee so we are living very conservatively. I want to visit Dr. Noyes, but don't have the funds to travel and definitely cannot spend weeks in Ohio for treatment. I cannot leave my kids alone while my wife works and we don't have the money to send me to Ohio.
I am so frustrated that this seems to be never ending. I see some of you having many more surgeries. I have had 3 OS in the past 2 years and all have the same opinion that I should live with it, not worth the risk of more surgery.
I just finished surgery to remove scar tissue and immediate aggressive PT which was probably the wrong answer. I was miserable doing PT 5 days a week for 2 hours or more each day. The OS indicated I had to keep the leg moving at PT and on a CPM 24 hours a day starting 5 days after surgery. I was doing aggressive PT with the staples still in my knee. So many mistakes....so much money and I am no closer than I was 2 years ago. My wife is young and beautiful and I am aging a decade every year dealing with this.