I've been diagnosed for more than 25 years but am fairly new to the site and totally new to the forum.
I have a couple of questions. I'm looking at possibly having both knees replaced. I want to do them both at the same time. I realize it's more initial trauma, but I'm hoping it will be less hazardous for my MS to have them done together. One knee or two, it may cause significant MS problems. I do think one anesthesia and one horrible period of rehab must be better than two. I'd appreciate input from anyone who's had a similar experience.
I have a family member in their 70's who had a 1/2 knee replacement several years ago. Even with one good leg, they still hobbled around with a walker for at least a week and then used a cane for a period afterwards. With both legs out, I would imagine that mobility issues might be even worse (possibly requiring a residential care facility). I realize that there's a risk associated with anesthesia, especially for people with MS, but the recovery after getting both knees done might be exceedingly difficult. It's just something to think about.