May 11th: The End of the Beginning?
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning” - Winston Churchill.
I had my 5th physio appointment, as planned. I’ve been working really hard doing all the exercises he recommended to stimulate my quads and glutes, so I was delighted when he was clearly surprised by the range of motion I could achieve.
He was impressed with the confidence I had doing the wall squats and the absence of any limp or bias when I walked.
It Ain’t Over Yet
He’s given me more exercises to perform to continue with the muscle development and I will embrace these with my usual enthusiasm.
The End of the Beginning
The final conversation we had related to my other knee which is pretty painful due to arthritis on the medial surfaces. He said “speak to the surgeon” So, I’m going to put the work in and meet with the surgeon on June 1st to see when I can get tgg he e other knee done.
June 1st: 3 Month Anniversary
Yes, 3 months have passed since I had my PKR. I had my final catch up with my surgeon. How did it go?
He was very happy with my progress and his enthusiasm and positivity about both the robotically assisted procedure and the results makes me feel very fortunate. Looking back
I’d been anticipating knee replacement surgery for 12 years but was consistently advised to wait for as long as possible. I felt that the time was right. And the results?
I could not be happier with the results. The arthritic pain has gone; mobility and range of motion is almost completely restored; the numbness around the joint has reduced to an area about the diameter of a hen’s egg; my leg is straighter and the joint feels far more stable. So what happens next?
I have an MRI booked for the right knee. I will (hopefully) be having a similar PKR later this year.