• Weeks 22-26 after the TKR

    It’s the end of the year and in this month of celebration and joy, I quietly  reflect on the six months since I had my total knee replacement at the end of June. I feel so grateful to my surgeon and his team and to my physiotherapist. I can walk now without pain and that

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  • Weeks 17-21 after the TKR

    After my total knee replacement, four months earlier, I continued with the physiotherapy,  hydrotherapy and exercise.  My hamstrings were still protesting with muscle resistance when I bent my knee and tried to make it straight but there was progress.   By the time, I had to go back to the hospital for a check up, I

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  • Weeks 12-16 after the TKR

    These weeks after my total knee replacement were the hard weeks. I wondered if there would ever be light at the end of the tunnel, as after my holiday, there was still no improvement in the amount I could bend my knee. It was still stuck at 90 degrees of movement and I felt despondent.

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  • Summer holiday abroad

    After my total knee replacement, it was time for a summer holiday and we went to Corsica. We tried to make it as straightforward and easy as possible by -: -going to an island where we had been before so it was familiar and relaxing -booking daytime flights from Stansted (with Air Corsica, a new budget

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  • Autumnal food

    SALADS As the weather changed, I couldn’t just fling a salad on the table and be done with it, although I did try my best. This pear, Gorgonzola and walnut salad is one of my absolute favourites. Pear, walnut and Gorgonzola dolce salad A variation with more autumnal fruit is this one of figs, grapes

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