...or how it doesn't.
It's now been a week since I saw a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. So what's been happing?
Well not much. I did get a lovely new articulated leg brace which means I can bend my knee, way better than the straight brace I picked up in France. The brace is fairly comfortable to wear but I can't work out a way to keep it up. If I do it up too tightly my leg starts to tingle when I'm sitting down. If it's too loose it falls down every time I sneeze/blink/fidget.
Today I'm trying out wearing it over my trakkie bottoms. I need to see if it will stay in place or end up around my ankles, along with my trousers. This is part of a bigger plan to get out of the flat. I did manage to hobble to the local supermarket last night which is all of 300m away. The brace stayed up til I was almost back at the flat.
I'm going to try and do some retrospective blogging today, I'm aiming to keep a diary of my knee, mainly so I can see how it's improving.
Knee: Less hot than it has been, patella is more defined although the surrounding tissue is still swollen. Action: More Ice, Arnica and Extranase.
Brace: See above
Me: Bored, hence the blog. I put on weight over the last few months, mainly due to the flu and steroids but also due to a lack of exercise. I need to work out a way to burn calories without harming my bad knee. I think I'll be like an exercise session in a nursing home where residents sit in high back chairs and wave their arms to hits of the 50s. Ah well, beggars can't be choosers.
Knitting? Yes, lots. More on that later....
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