I don't visit the forum very much now as, basically, my knee has improved drastically. I'm due to have the last bit of hardware (plate and 4 screws) removed next month after the osteotomy and hopefully that's it. The 7th operation although a couple have just been minor screw removals.
No real pain, now, the surgeon says my left leg is still 1.5 cm shorter than the right which does affect walking and balance but not too drastic. I can walk a reasonable distance but have tended to avoid it ... that must change, I need to get fit again, but at 58 it's not as important as it would be at 28!
The insurance company are playing around and that's a worry. In the past 4.5 years my life has been turned around by this accident. We used to be 'comfortable' but now we're relatively poor as all our savings are spent and our French property, if we could sell it, drastically reduced in value! This has quite an effect on our way of life. TPF has such widespread and long-lasting effects. We insist on motor insurance for all parties to cover us for such eventualities and then get screwed!
Andy (Kartboy) I really feel for you, you've had the worst of it all and to be left with so much pain is just unthinkable. I wish there was something I could say or do to help; we've travelled quite a distance together since our respective accidents. If you're still contemplating amputation and it's available then my thinking is do it, you may get a good part of your life back. I know I thought about it at one time when the pain was bad and recovery seemed impossible; it wasn't such a bad option although I was never given it.
All the best,