Knee replacement surgery
Worker's Compensation has approved the surgery to replace my knee, after 8 years of fighting. I do not want to have the surgery because of the concerns with RSD, but sometimes it is hard to convince the powers that be that the trade off is not worth the risk. Not only do I have concerns with RSD, but I also have a clotting problem after surgery, and last time I just had a scope on my knee, I passed one into my lung, and spent another 10 days in the hospital, and I am told I was lucky to have survived.
Of course they (wc) walked into court with this approval the day of my hearing for total disability and now this has probably held up the judge's decision for who knows how long. We are awaiting a letter from my ortho after he researchs RSD and knee replacements.
So..............my question(s) to the group is this. Has anyone gone through such a complex operation? Has anyone considered it, but decided not to because of RSD? Has anyone been told my an M.D. not to have surgery of this degree because of RSD? If anyone has had a major surgery, what precautions where taken for your RSD?
If I have not asked a question that is relevant to your situation, and/or you just want to comment, I welcome any and all idea, comments, opinions, etc.
Sorry that this is so long, but it is quite a complex situation.