• One year after

    Looking back a year after my total knee replacement, what have I learned?  I realise I’m fortunate. I didn’t have a terminal illness or a long term condition but end stage arthritis in one knee that could be fixed. Before the operation my world had narrowed and now it has widened out again and I

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  • Month 12 after the TKR

    It was a year since my total knee replacement at the end of the month and I’ve come full circle. I celebrated by walking over ten miles through the Cotswold countryside. This was my target and will put me in good stead for walking up a mountain later in the year. It’s been the culmination

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  • Month 11 after the TKR

    The world expands so much once you have an orthopaedic operation such as a total knee replacement. I can now walk into the middle of the countryside far away from a road and experience the landscape and the peace and quiet.  This has always been so important to me ever since I moved to London

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  • Month 10 after the TKR

    April was the tenth month after my total knee replacement and I could walk much further. After the holiday in Cornwall, which gave me more confidence in the distances that I could manage, I went back to see the physiotherapist. My Range of Movement has now gone up to 117, the highest ever. She thinks there’s

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  • Month 9 after the TKR

    It was March. Spring was in the air and after my total knee replacement, nine months ago, at the beginning of the month, I feel as if I was truly getting back to normal. My husband commented, that after years of having to walk slowly because he was walking with me, I am now stepping

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  • Month 8 after the TKR

    Having shingles had put me back completely in my rehabilitation from my total knee replacement seven months ago. It was now February and as if I had gone backwards in my fitness since the New Year. It felt dispiriting.

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  • Month 7 after the TKR

    January started so well. The New Year meant that my total knee replacement felt further away as it was now ‘last year’. On a weekend walk up St Martha’s Hill on the North Downs, I tested out my knee in sand which had always been difficult and it was fine.

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  • 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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