I’m getting asked how did I do it, how is it I’m doing so well.. etc etc. So as well as a progress update, here’s a few journey reminders and some stern words! Beware, expletives used in this video update but I really feel that some things need to be spelt out!
The indoor bike was the single best form of exercise for me to increase knee flexion. From around 8 weeks post op, I rode the bike every single day. Here’s how I progressed the exercise to improve flexion and strength / tolerance in the tissues in the knee. When I started this program I couldContinue reading “Indoor bike progressions for flexion and strength”
If you have followed my journey so far, you will know that I am not one to easily take no for an answer. So therefore when I make goals – they are GIANT goals. I am a very goal driven person, it is something that really works for me.
This headline popped up today and caught my attention because Oxycodone was the drug they gave me both before and after my knee replacement. If you have been prescribed Oxycodone or are currently on the drug, please read this article.
This week I went to get another opinion because I did not believe the program I had was challenging enough or specific enough to my particular problems: Muscle atrophy Lack of balance and proprioception
This was something that I really struggled with. Please bear in mind that I have had absolutely no medication (pain killers or otherwise) since day 3 post op. This may well have slowed me down as I was unable to tolerate as much pain as someone who was on pain blocking medication. Nevertheless, here isContinue reading “TKR Physiotherapy program: building flexion and strength”
I grabbed the opportunity to be offered hydrotherapy at week 4 (ish) post op because I was struggling to make progress with knee flexion and was ‘behind’ where they would like me to be regards rehab. Since I have been attending hydrotherapy (2 x weekly ever since) I have seen huge gains in how theContinue reading “FREE workout: Hydrotherapy: water based exercises for TKR”
VLOG update: I’m now 20 weeks (almost 5 months) Post op and I can now say that I’m actually starting to get my life back. I can also confidently say that although it’s been (and continues to be) a hard road to recovery, I definitely think it was worth doing. I was asked that aContinue reading “Vlog update: 20 weeks (almost 5 months) post op”
I feel like this might be a repetitive phrase of mine lately when it comes to dealing with medical professionals. Sometimes I feel like I might just be deliberately argumentative, and other times I really don’t think they understand which page I am currently on, never mind where I am actually trying to get to.
This is a pretty major update because there is a question that I was asked right back at the start of this journey that I can finally confidently answer.