As many of you know I have degenerative joint disease in my knees, hips and spine. I went to the ortho today since I finally got insurance again. I have had two scopes done on my knees back in 2004 and 2005. Had the synvisc done twice in left knee and once in right knee. Have had numerous steroid/lidocaine shots done in both knees over the years. I had another set done today. Xrays today show that the degeneration has continued and I am basically at the seriously severe stage in both knees. It was confirmed as severe when he opened me up the last times. He has given me some options. I go back in two weeks to see how the steroid shots have worked but we all know that is just a bandaid. 1. Get another round of the Synvisc lubricant and see how much time that buys me. 2. Schedule the replacements for both knees. Then we have the hip issue. He is going to xray the hips which lock up on me when I walk or stand and I cant lay down on them. He is going to do the steroid shots in them and he says that only hurts "moderately"! Ok...in doctor speak that has to mean Im gonna scream...lmao. How bad is this gonna be? Im terrified of the replacement surgeries. I have seen pictures and videos on the web and it looks like torture. I also have the added bonus that with fibro we dont do as well with healing. Basically Im scared. What do you think? Give me some ideas.