Chronic Pain, Disability, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, health

Major Knee Surgery? Been there, done that…

A few weeks ago, I was talking to my very good friend (and knee twin) Deb, who is about to also undergo a Tibial Tubercle Transfer (along with other procedures) on her right knee, and she suggested that I should write a blog post with all my tips for surviving major knee surgery, so, here… Continue reading Major Knee Surgery? Been there, done that…

Chronic Pain, Disability, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, health

8 Week’s Post-Op; Is My Knee Healed?

To make up for the fact I never wrote a blog post about week 8 of recovery, I thought I would quickly write one to update everyone on how my 8-week X-Rays and follow up went this morning. Yes, you read that right… I am actually writing a blog post on the same day everything… Continue reading 8 Week’s Post-Op; Is My Knee Healed?

Chronic Pain, Disability, Disability Awareness, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, health

Week 7 Post-Op

Sunday 1st November (Day 43) to Saturday 7th November (Day 49) This week has been absolutely mental, so much has happened and unfortunately, towards the end of this week I have had to focus all of my energy on reliving a lot of medical trauma, rather than my knee recovery. Safe to say, I am… Continue reading Week 7 Post-Op

Chronic Pain, Disability, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, health

Weeks 4-6 Post-Op

Disclaimer: This post is part of a Surgery Recovery Diary and therefore there are some graphic photos included (including photos of needles). This week’s post is a 3 for 1, which means I am officially up to date with my recovery diary (no, I never thought it would happen either…). The last 3 weeks have… Continue reading Weeks 4-6 Post-Op

Chronic Pain, Disability, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, health

Weeks 2 and 3 Post-Op

Disclaimer: This post is part of a Surgery Recovery Diary and therefore there are some graphic photos included. Week 2 Post-Op Sunday 27th September (Day 8) to Saturday 3rd October (Day 14) Week 2 of recovery was spent becoming a little bit more self-sufficient (I managed to shower with minimal help, sit at my dressing… Continue reading Weeks 2 and 3 Post-Op

Chronic Pain, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, health

Week 1 Post-Op

Disclaimer: This post is part of a Surgery Recovery Diary and therefore there are some graphic photos included. As I am writing this post, I am actually 4 weeks post-op but let’s rewind time and go back to week 1 of recovery, shall we? Week 1 went by pretty quickly, mainly due to the fact… Continue reading Week 1 Post-Op

Chronic Pain, Disability, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, health

Surgery Day – TTT, MPFL Reconstruction and Lateral Release

Two weeks post surgery and I am finally lucid enough (and now able to keep both eyes open) to concentrate on something other than watching Grey’s Anatomy so I figured I should probably update my blog with how surgery went and how recovery is going. I’ll work through the whole thing chronologically, post by post… Continue reading Surgery Day – TTT, MPFL Reconstruction and Lateral Release