Weeks 11-13 Post #RTKR Vlog: coming up to 3 months Post op and some of those seemingly distant goals I had right at the start of this journey are starting to be realised.
Plus.. I only realised today.. another interesting change is afoot.
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Continue reading “Vlog – weeks 11-13: 3 months post op”
In part 1 of my prehab blog series I will discuss what I think is the most important things to consider and what has brought me to that conclusion. I will then follow that up in subsequent blog posts with specific exercise suggestions. In the final part, I will discuss what challenges I faced in relation to all this, and what I did to combat that and stay mobile / prepare for surgery. Continue reading “Prehab: what to do to prepare for surgery: PART 1”
The last time I reported huge progress was around week 5-6. Well let me tell you, this is even bigger.
Continue reading “Week 9-10 Post RTKR Vlog: MASSIVE progress”
We decided to have a bit of fun!
The race over Bluff Hill Part 2: which knees won?
We had some fun with this before my op (here’s the first video: https://youtu.be/zJR8STDWH7U) and decided to have a re-run, this time asking which KNEES won?
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On Saturday I had a major meltdown. I asked hubby to measure my flexion and it was the same as it had been for the previous 2 weeks despite crying with pain to get as much bend as I could. I screamed, cried, the works. He disappeared and left me alone.Continue reading “How to succeed: hitting rock bottom”
Hello Moana Pool, it was a pleasure to meet you! I popped in for a swim while in Dunedin visiting friends and developed a cool new swim routine! (It must have looked odd to everyone else though!Continue reading “Hello Moana pool?!”
It’s fair to say that this last month has been the most challenging of my life. That might sound dramatic, but I am being sincere. The pain associated with a knee replacement is off the chart and cannot truly be described or fully appreciated unless you have been through the operation yourself. Add to this an intolerance to all opiate pain meds, and you can only begin to appreciate the challenges that I have faced.
Continue reading “1 month summary post TKR: to hell and back”
Today I feel slightly terrified. Speechless, emotionless, yet terrified nonetheless.
I have put out a brave face throughout my knee battle. I never once complained, carried on doing everything I could for as long as I could without a question or a murmur. Continue reading “RTKR Day”