I keep forgetting to check the new forums here so here I am now finally remembering to. In case you probably don't remember (lol), I had a partial knee replacement of my right knee in Sept. 08. Last fall, my left knee started bothering me so I had a series of Supartz shots which did nothing and by mid-DEcember, my knee was killing me. It went downhill ver quickly. Tuesday, I had a 1 year check in for the partial knee with my orthopedist and we/he looked at my left knee and after discussion, I am having a total knee replacement in that knee, scheduled for April 21. I'm waiting until then because I'll be visiting my sister who lives in the Azores for a week in March and need to get ready after that for the surgery (and time to recuperate from my air travel---I hate flying and this time, for the first time, I'll be getting medication to get through the 4 hour flight (and one home) without being scared--am flying alone, with my sister meeting me at the airport and then my brother and SIL arriving a couple of hours later on a flight from Lisbon).
On an ITP note, I will probably be doing an autologous blood donation prior to my surgery. I see my hemo in March and see what platelet count he wants for me. LAst time he said 70, while ortho said 50, both managable generally for me. Can't remember if I set up my signature after asking about here which shows recent counts!
So now I'll try to remember to check in here more often.