Thursday, December 15, 2011

Exhausted tonight! After two weeks of almost total bed rest, today I travelled in a friends car for almost an hour to go the physiotherapists!

At the Physio she:

1. Got me to TRY and engage my VMO!

2. Assisted me to get to an approx 70 degree bend in my knee

3. Helped with ankle pumping exercises to help with swelling

4. Worked on the patellar movement

5. Massaged my hamstring!

I have to wear my brace for another 4 weeks at least and stay on the crutches with limited weight bearing for another 2 weeks minimum!

Next appointment is on Saturday :-)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2 weeks post op

Today the light at the end of the tunnel got a little bit brighter!!!!!

I had my stitches out today, I managed to travel with a friend to take Master 7 to school for the last day of term, I managed to go to the local coffee shop for a quick coffee with some mums from school, and tonight after all that I needed only Panadeine forte instead of tramadol to manage the pain!

I'm saying my prayers that I don't wake up with today's pain, tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the start of the long journey called 'rehab' with the physiotherapist!!!!

I'll keep you all updated! Thank you for the messages of support x

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tibial Tubercle Transfer, Lateral Release and Chondroplasty

Hi all,

I know it has been a VERY long time between posts!

It's a busy time if year for everyone and I've had a few challenges along the way that makes it all a little more difficult!

I flew to Perth on the 29th November and went it to hospital and had the three procedures listed above on my left knee! It's basically a patellar reconstruction ( released a tendon on the outside of my kneecap, cleaned off the back of my kneecap, and then broke the top of my tibia and moved it sideways and forward and reattached with 2 screws!

I'm in a straight leg splint, on crutches with very little weight bearing and I'm in the worst pain you could ever imagine - makes a c section and Brest augmentation seem like a total breeze!

I think what makes it a little harder is that I can't sleep and I am pretty much bound to bed all the time! Rather frustrating for someone who is used to running around rather than staying very still!!!