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 of really concentrating on increasing the distance I’ve been covering by increasing the number of steps I’ve been doing in the day, and on  evening and weekend walks.I had to fill in a questionnaire this month about the progress since my knee operation on how I managed with ‘light’ and ‘heavy’ domestic tasks. This led to much hilarity in conversation with a friend as neither of us knew what ‘heavy domestic tasks’ really meant. So I googled it and there wasn’t much to read either. It seems to be jobs involving stepladders or turning mattresses or washing windows. So I stood on a chair in the kitchen to test, in theory, if I could change a lightbulb.  I’m happy to report I can, although in an admittedly sexist divide of household duties, my husband is in charge of both mattresses and lightbulbs. I can kneel down though which I might practise more on a picnic than on scrubbing a floor, to be scrupulously honest.

(This is a public footpath; you just can’t see it in the photo.)

I’m going to continue writing about food and well being, easy recipes, book reviews, and the very occasional knee update so I don’t bore you and myself silly.



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