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Old 05-10-2016, 01:10 PM   #1
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At what point do I go in for new knees? When the Naproxen is no longer sufficient?

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I will be interested to hear the answer. Nice to see you around!

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You go in when the risk of the operation is lower than the pain of not getting it. A new knee is major surgery, but not without risk.

I recently requested a stress test from my Dr at the VA. I have no symptoms, I just wanted one to see if I had something that I could fix before it's too late. The Dr said no, because if they find something, they will fix it. Otherwise, why go?

If I need a stent, there is a 2% chance or dying. And I willing to take the risk, when I have no symptoms now?
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