A few weeks ago, I was talking to my very good friend (and knee twin) Deb, who is about to also undergo a Tibial Tubercle Transfer (along with other procedures) on her right knee, and she suggested that I should write a blog post with all my tips for surviving major knee surgery, so, here… Continue reading Major Knee Surgery? Been there, done that…
To make up for the fact I never wrote a blog post about week 8 of recovery, I thought I would quickly write one to update everyone on how my 8-week X-Rays and follow up went this morning. Yes, you read that right… I am actually writing a blog post on the same day everything… Continue reading 8 Week’s Post-Op; Is My Knee Healed?
Sunday 1st November (Day 43) to Saturday 7th November (Day 49) This week has been absolutely mental, so much has happened and unfortunately, towards the end of this week I have had to focus all of my energy on reliving a lot of medical trauma, rather than my knee recovery. Safe to say, I am… Continue reading Week 7 Post-Op
Disclaimer: This post is part of a Surgery Recovery Diary and therefore there are some graphic photos included (including photos of needles). This week’s post is a 3 for 1, which means I am officially up to date with my recovery diary (no, I never thought it would happen either…). The last 3 weeks have… Continue reading Weeks 4-6 Post-Op
Disclaimer: This post is part of a Surgery Recovery Diary and therefore there are some graphic photos included. Week 2 Post-Op Sunday 27th September (Day 8) to Saturday 3rd October (Day 14) Week 2 of recovery was spent becoming a little bit more self-sufficient (I managed to shower with minimal help, sit at my dressing… Continue reading Weeks 2 and 3 Post-Op
Disclaimer: This post is part of a Surgery Recovery Diary and therefore there are some graphic photos included. As I am writing this post, I am actually 4 weeks post-op but let’s rewind time and go back to week 1 of recovery, shall we? Week 1 went by pretty quickly, mainly due to the fact… Continue reading Week 1 Post-Op
Before I start this post I do need to warn you that is a graphic photo, so please keep scrolling past the first lot of photos if you are squeamish. After a night of dozing on and off I woke up around 6am to my lovely night-shift nurse Caroline bringing me my cocktail of pain… Continue reading Day 1 Post-Op
Two weeks post surgery and I am finally lucid enough (and now able to keep both eyes open) to concentrate on something other than watching Grey’s Anatomy so I figured I should probably update my blog with how surgery went and how recovery is going. I’ll work through the whole thing chronologically, post by post… Continue reading Surgery Day – TTT, MPFL Reconstruction and Lateral Release