• 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, R,  was reassuring when I was so worried about my range of movement. On examining

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  • Reflections Week 1-5

    Five weeks after my total knee replacement, the milestone of not having to wear TED socks is such a relief 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

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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 it prettily on a platter,

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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, shouting, “where is

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  • Knee pictures

    My elder daughter said no one going to want to see pictures of my knee and my scar here.  However, a friend of mine who had the operation a few months after me, found them fascinating and reassuring so I’ve put them here in one post which can easily be skipped over. My wound only

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