• Month 6 after the TKR

    It’s the end of the year and in December, 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 can walk now without pain and that is something I will never take for granted again. On Christmas Eve, I

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  • Month 5 after the TKR

    Four months after my total knee replacement, I continued with the physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and exercises. My hamstrings were still protesting with muscle resistance when I bent my knee and tried to straighten it but there was progress. By the time, I had to go back to the hospital for a check up, I had a fully

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  • Month 4 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.  After my holiday, there was still no improvement in the amount I could bend my knee despite the fact that I did my exercises punctiliously and had been swimming every

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  • Summer holiday abroad

    After my total knee replacement, it was time for a late summer holiday and we flew to Corsica. As I went through the security scanner, it bleeped which meant that a security woman took me to one side and patted me down. (I don’t mind this at all and  it’s happened on every flight I’ve

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  • Autumnal food

    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 salad A variation with more autumnal fruit is this one of figs, grapes and dolcelatte.

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