• Summer 2019

    There is still progress to be made over a year after my total knee replacement and I feel as if I should write STOP PRESS. On the first of September, I walked up a mountain, Ben Chonzie in Perthshire, and I am elated. It was our  thirtieth Wedding Anniversary and instead of pearls, we went

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  • 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 chronic 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

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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. It felt an emotional month as I relived the days leading up to my operation. I celebrated by walking over ten miles through the Cotswold countryside. This was my target and will put me in

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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 found I could walk much further. The holiday in Cornwall had given me more confidence in the distances that I could manage.  I went back to see my physio. My Range of Movement has now gone up to 117, the highest ever. She thinks

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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 felt as if I was truly getting back to normal. My husband commented, that after years of having to walk slowly because he was with me, I am now stepping out quickly

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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 it felt as if I had gone backwards in my fitness since the New Year. It felt dispiriting but I managed to make the most of the unexpected weather by walking over

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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 the first weekend of the year, I went for a Sunday afternoon walk on the North Downs, walked up St Martha’sHill and tested out my knee on a sandy path which had

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  • 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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