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

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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

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Day 1 Post-Op

Before I start this post I do need to warn you that is a graphic photo, so please keep scrolling past the first lot of photos if you are squeamish. After a night of dozing on and off I woke up around 6am to my lovely night-shift nurse Caroline bringing me my cocktail of pain… Continue reading Day 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

Chronic Pain, Disability, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, health

𝙺𝚗𝚎𝚎 𝚂𝚞𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝙳𝚒𝚊𝚛𝚢 – 𝚂𝚞𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝙸𝚜 𝙱𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚎𝚍!

Well, I wasn’t expecting to start a diary of my knee surgery quite so soon… Originally, I was only going to start this blog series once I was out of surgery but so much has happened since I was first told I needed an operation that I figured I may as well start this series… Continue reading 𝙺𝚗𝚎𝚎 𝚂𝚞𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝙳𝚒𝚊𝚛𝚢 – 𝚂𝚞𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝙸𝚜 𝙱𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚎𝚍!

Chronic Pain, Disability, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, health

Why I’m excited to have major knee surgery

When someone gets told that they need major surgery, requiring months/years of recovery, the last emotion you would expect them to have is excitement right?! But that is the exact emotion I feel when I think about the major knee surgery I am currently waiting for. I know it might sound really strange, I mean why would… Continue reading Why I’m excited to have major knee surgery