Well the surgeon has given me the green light!
The operation has worked perfectly and I can now start getting my knee back to normal.
I can now get rid of the crutches as soon as I feel confident so, as soon as I got home, I discarded one of them and have been managing just fine around the house. I have even tried going downstairs one foot after the other instead of down with the bad leg all the time. This was difficult but I used a crutch and the bannister for support and I managed it. I'm still going upstairs good leg first, the knee doesn't feel strong enough to be able to take my weight and push up at the same time!
I have also started Pilates again this morning. Pilates is fantastic for strengthening inner muscles, it was the only exercise I could do whilst I have been having trouble with my knee because it's not weightbearing. I have a Pilates machine like the one in the picture, you can see how these exercises will help me bend and straighten my knee and strengthen the muscles in my leg at the same time. It felt a little strange this morning, as you can imagine, but I'll just to a little each day and build up.
I feel so much better in myself now I have been given the go ahead to do what I want. I was so apprehensive about trying anything other than what was on the sheet of exercises I was given, just in case I dislocated my knee, which was what I was told could happen in the first six weeks. There'll be no stopping me now - I will go gently though!!
The surgeon suggested that I get some weights to strap onto my ankle so, as soon as I got home, I got straight onto Ebay and they should be here within the next day or two.
I have to go back to see the surgeon in three months (beginning of August) when they will take another X-ray to make sure the joint is OK, he said he expects me to walk in there without aids and with a spring in my step! I said I'll do my best.