• Weeks 6-10 after the TKR

    In the sixth week after my total knee replacement, I knew that I had to work on improving my range of movement and I started a new regime of physiotherapy and hydrotherapy at the local independent hospital.  My new physiotherapist was reassuring as I was so worried about my range of movement. On examining my

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  • Reflections Week 1-5

    Five weeks after my total knee replacement, the milestone of not having to wear TED socks means that the hardest bit is over. I can already feel that my knee is stronger and sturdier and I can walk without pain. Although I am occasionally taking over the counter painkillers, I am no longer taking the stronger  prescription painkillers

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  • Fruit salads

    It’s hardly a recipe but a fruit salad is the easiest pudding as there isn’t any cooking. It is a fact universally acknowledged in our household, that if I say, there’s the fruit bowl for pudding, no one is that interested. But if the fruit is cut up and arranged prettily on a platter, then

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  • Using public transport

    Using public transport after an operation such as a total knee replacement is challenging. This is what I learned from Week 5 onwards after my first expedition going 2 stops on the bus. Getting out the house is the first challenge. As I couldn’t move around quickly, I couldn’t rush around the house and up and

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  • Knee pictures

    My elder daughter said that no one would be remotely interested in seeing pictures of my knee and my scar after my total knee replacement. She’d obviously heard far too much about it for her liking. However, a friend of mine, who had the operation a few months after me, found them fascinating and reassuring so

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