I know medical advice is not available, but what I am really looking for is coping advice . I am on the 'will call' list with my orthopedic surgeon-I need surgery that bad to replace my knees. the pain is horrendous and quality of life, well, there isn't much. BUT the fear of a post-op infection taking hold has me paralyzed! any ideas on HOW to come to grips with the fear? I am not a fan of psychotherapy. I have had RA almost 20 yrs now, take metho, Humira and am in pain mamagement. I realize no one can guarantee a 'clean' outcome but if anyone else has gone through this I'd love input on it!
Thanks in advance- Rose