A quick update.. I admit I'm feeling a bit down today.. I had a MRI done yesterday for my other leg, the one I had never had issues with (left).. due to that muscle atrophy on the right and overcompensating, the kneecap's cartilage is damaged, what explains the burning pain and recent rigidity.. out of 4 levels (4 being the worst) I am on number 2.. it's called chondromalacia apparently. The internal meniscus is also affected, which worries me too..
The OS said: strengthen those quads (especially the vast medial and the gluteus medius).. which have been my weak spots pre-op and after, due to the long wait before the surgery.. (as the surgeon in France where I still live, not for long now due to other reasons, didn't want to operate)..
I have been doing everything I can to strengthen that, but it's a very slow process due to the tkr on the right and the "recent" pain on the left.
I'm just praying that this will have an end soon.. perhaps I'll have a TKR on the left in the future (hopefully not for a few years)..
It's that and a few other issues going on right now which I admit have made me feel a bit anxious and "tired of fighting"..
I have been in pain on and off for over a year and I'd like to have my life back.
Sorry for venting.. but I'd rather explain it as it is.
I'll keep "trying" though