I have been asked this a few times, and the question came in again today. This is something that took me a long time to achieve, and lots of persistence, but yes, I most definitely can!
No clinical research or stats (that I can find) are available on people who have had a knee replacement and then return to sport. I just don’t think enough research has been done.
When I completed the Oxman, I was pretty damned sure no one else that day had a 12 month old knee replacement. So, I then began to wonder how common it is for a TKR patient to have goals like mine. So I went to Google Scholar to find some research stats on the subject.Continue reading “Stats: How many people return to sport after a total knee replacement?”
My first event in over 9 years. My lead up was less than ideal. It is still only 14 months post TKR. Was I too ambitious?
As you know I have been having issues for a long time on my non TKR leg. I have been getting calf pain, foot pain (nerve pain) which has ranged from mild to so severe that it has prevented me from walking, and even getting shoes / socks on. No-one I have been to seeContinue reading “Self diagnosis: lower leg muscle / nerve pain following a TKR”
On the eve of my first race in almost 9 years and my first sporting event post knee replacement – I’m telling some honest truths and I have some important messages for other knee replacement warriors out there. See you on the other side. 🏊♀️🚴🏼♀️
It has now been a whole 12 months since the TKR. I didn’t expect to be dealing with a different medical issue so soon that puts the TKR in a position of being the good leg, that is for sure! However, lets cast that aside for a moment and look at how the knee replacementContinue reading “12 months post RTKR”
So who said that a knee replacement was the toughest thing I would ever do? erm… me I think. Well I take that back. If you are a knee replacement warrior you will know how hard (and wearing) pain can be. I was sure that was the end of the pain battle for me, untilContinue reading “The unexpected neuropathic pain battle – my new plan!”
I have had to do a massive mental shift this month: completely unexpected! Watch to find out what has happened…
If you know anything about me, you will know I’m determined, pig headed and have grand goals. This is how I came to decide that my first race in almost a decade after a long long road through knee injury then subsequent major surgery should be not only a middle distance multi-sport race, but alsoContinue reading “Racing – I’ve made a decision”