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Hi Nanax1 and welcome to the community. I am sorry that you are in pain and hope the surgery will ease it. Once your date is set for surgery, you should receive information in the mail about pre surgery testing. Many hospitals have a representative that can either put you on a payment plan or assist with filling out paper work for state insurance help.
Please keep us updated and I wish you a speedy recovery,
Welcome to the community, please feel free to join in our discussions. I am sorry you are in pain and hope you find relief soon. If you are still experiencing pain 3 weeks later, you should contact your doctor. WebMD has a great expert on the Hip and Knee Replacement community and can give you more information.
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Welcome to the community, please feel free to join any of our discussions! I am so sorry you are in pain and hope it eventually gets better. Your insurance might require you go through a process and may only allow 1 knee replacement at a time. So before you decide what you would prefer, check with your insurance. Also, do you have someone to help you recuperate? Two knees replaced at once, can mean you are immobile for a while.
Welcome to the community, I am sorry you are in pain and hope you find relief soon. This community can offer support and information. WebMD has some information about Hand Osteoarthritis . The article states:
"The main goals of osteoarthritis treatment involve reducing or eliminating pain and/or restoring function and mobility. The following nonsurgical treatments may be used:
Giving medications, including anti-inflammatory or analgesic drugs. This treatment might also include injections of pain reliever/steroid combinations. Using finger or wrist splints or soft sleeve devices during the night or during certain activities. Resting the joints. Using heat treatments such as paraffin baths or cold treatments when swelling is severe. Performing exercises given by your doctor.
If the pain is too severe, or if movement becomes too limited, surgery may be needed. Types of surgery for treating hand osteoarthritis include:
Joint fusion, in which the bones are fused together after arthritic bone is removed. Joint reconstruction, which involves replacing the joint surface that has deteriorated with a joint implant or with tissue such as tendons."
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Each person dealing with Osteo, Fibro, or RA will suffer differently and some will be in great pain. I understand what you mean about "black and white" thinking too. Keep trying to speak with your spouse. Please feel free to ask questions.