Although progress has been very slow, there has definitely been progress! I am hoping to get off the crutches today and perhaps onto walking sticks. I know my knee is not really strong enough yet to do without some sort of support so sticks would seem to be a good idea.
I do not actually have any pain in my knee joint - well I wouldn't would I as it's metal! It is still fairly stiff at times so I need to get plenty of exercise I think.
For those of you who have a delicate disposition look away now cos I'm putting some photographs up!
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photographs copyright 2007
This is the day after the operation. Look at the lovely pressure stocking they gave me, which I've been wearing for seven weeks.
You remember I told you about the spectacular bruising on my ankle? Well lookee here..........................
This is what it looked like the day they took out the clips.
The surgeon used the same scar line as before, it's just a bit longer!
And here it is about two weeks later. Neat eh?
Here I am today. It's still swollen but apparently the swelling can take many months to go down completely. Also my thigh muscle is wasted because I haven't used it properly for years, so I have to build it up now.
Well there you are that's where I'm up to now. I'll let you know tomorrow what the surgeon says and where I go from here.