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Just a little catch up


Nearly another week gone, my knee is healing nicely but my energy feels sapped. Doing Well on crutches but of course lots of things I can't do. just pottering along with the hope of better to come. Got a flu injection on Saturday physio next Wednesday. Everything is improving each day. Heres to losing the crutches in time for Christmas. :) :) but on a bad day I wonder!!!!!! Hope all are well as can be Enjoy the coming weekend.

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It can only get better, and it will Katie. Take care, jane

Sounds like you are doing well and heading in the right direction for recovery Katie, keep up the good work and come Christmas you will be chuffed I am sure :)

You will have good strong arms using those crutches - another bonus :)

katieoxo60 in reply to Bkin

Very truex

Sounds great! Don’t expect too much of yourself, that was a big step forward you took. 😀x

katieoxo60 in reply to Don-1931

More too come next week.

Don-1931 in reply to katieoxo60

How is your other knee Katie, is it standing up to having more to do?

katieoxo60 in reply to Don-1931

Hi Don1931, other knee not AI but just the odd twinge. Anybody have any human UB40 :) :) have other problems grinding me down and a bit stiff if sitting too long, but each day it gets a little easier. Thank you for asking and sorry for delay in answering. Bye for now keep safe and take care

Thinking of you Katie and I’m pleased you’re not doing too badly. Good luck with your flu jab and physio.

Take care and stay positive. Xxxx

katieoxo60 in reply to sassy59

Everyone is pleased with my progress , and I am happy with small steps forward :) :) Hope you are both well.xxx

Glad that you are making progress, Katie. Pottering at this stage is good and hopefully you can manage the basics of daily living and turn a blind eye to the rest. It's not surprising that you are low on energy. I think that is often how our body tells us to take it easy while it is recovering and healing. I'm sure that physio will guide you on when to lose the crutches when it's safe to do so.

katieoxo60 in reply to CDPO16

General consensus is it may take me a little longer than others to regain full mobility but its looking good so far. at least each day is going forward so crossed fingers for no set backs. Thank you for support

CDPO16 in reply to katieoxo60

I think that slow progress is the best way to a good recovery. I'm glad that so far so good. Bets wishes for your continued steady recovery xx

Another tick on your list of things to be done katieoxo. The operation is over, now the hard bit, gentle, regular exercise. I assume you have been given a list of exercises to do.. Each day should become easier. Next step.... The Crutches Race! Joking aside, I hope you start feeling easier soon.


One of the porters offered me a wheelchair, if I felt the crutch was too much. :) I'm sure things will improve further with time thank you xx

Pleased to hear that you are moving around. Don't expect too much, too soon, remember the older we get the slower it is for us to heal. So take things slow and easy.

katieoxo60 in reply to 2greys

Thank you, glad not everyone thinks it all happens overnight. Its been a tough one upto here but getting easier.

I never ever thought that i would wish anyone a crutch free christmas Katie,it sounds awful but you know what i mean :) take care young lady but i imagine the relief from the original pain you had before the op has made it all worthwhile.

Ski's and Scruff's xx

katieoxo60 in reply to skischool

Thanks Skis I am trying to make time to read everyones support today. The pains not gone yet but it is the muscles not the joint , which with physio should improve. Everything else seems to improve a little each day.

skischool in reply to katieoxo60

Yes Katie continue with that gentle physio and as the muscles gain strength so the pain shall ease. 😊😻x

Hi Katie, I had two Crutches after my Hip Replacement, Took about 6 weeks with regular Physio, then off with The Crutches, Be Strong and Positive Hun. Much Love. C.XXX

katieoxo60 in reply to Hacienda

Yes I thought it was around six weeks, so another few weeks and crutches may be going back for the next patient. Light at the end of the tunnel.xx

Take it day by day and don’t try and run before you can walk ...excuse the pun!!!! 🙃

Be kind to yourself!

Dee x

katieoxo60 in reply to madonbrew

Trying hard to indulge myself but not easy to rest after each movement session so to speak. I'm just glad I have an ambulance to go to the Physio, don't want to end up falling and causing other problems. THank you x

Hi Katieoxo sounds like your doing well. Keep going and you will get rid of that crutch. Take care. xx

So glad it’s going the right way, just be gentle with yourself. One day at a time.

Love and hugs

Kate xxx

katieoxo60 in reply to Katinka46

From one Kate to another, thats the idea one day at a time. xx

It’s good to know you’re progressing gradually. Sending you lots of good wishes 🐑

Oo crutches are exhausting Katie. So pleased the knee is healing 😃

Hello Katie,

So nice to hear from you. 😊 I have never used crutches, but can only imagine it is quite difficult and tiring. But you are up and about which is so very encouraging and important. Christmas is a ways away and I am sure by then you will be crutch free. Take good care of yourself.

Cas xx 🙋🐕

katieoxo60 in reply to Caspiana

Thank you, hope you are keeping well now Autumn is with us. Trust your mum is good also xx

Caspiana in reply to katieoxo60

I am quite well thank you Katie and mum is fine I believe. Take good care of yourself Katie. xx 💓

katieoxo60 in reply to Caspiana

I will try my best to keep well , one day at a time.

Caspiana in reply to katieoxo60

Exactly right. Baby steps. xx ❤️

I’m glad you’re trying hard. I’ve seen a couple of people that refuse to move and they’ve resulted in hardly being able to walk. My Husband had both his knees done and did amazingly. Like you he made up his mind it wasn’t going to stop him. I must have missed your post as I didn’t know you’d had your knee done. Well done you. I hope you can get well quickly. You’ll soon be on strictly giving them a run for their money. 😁😂

katieoxo60 in reply to Mavary

Hello Mavary, I have to get the dancing shoes out again soon so I can go for a short holiday break, next year is the aim now if coronavirus does not stop us again. Have a few special dates in the diary I hope to make. Always have to live with hope don't you think ? Now to see how Christmas goes. Stay well and safe xx

Mavary in reply to katieoxo60

I’m dreading Christmas. I don’t buy things on line so it’s going to be difficult to get my Christmas shopping. My Son will get anything for me but I don’t know what I want unless I see it. If it’s bought on line it could be tacky when you get it.

Anyway I’m sure that you will go on your holiday next year. You sound pretty determined. I would love to go but for one I’ve got a cat and secondly I wouldn’t go on my own. When my Husband was here we were never in. My Sons said we were gypsies always travelling around🤣 since he’s been gone my Son has taken me out but it’s not the same. Xxx

katieoxo60 in reply to Mavary

Well Mavary I am not buying presents for Christmas in fact think we will be looking at the changes this year as brought quite closely. My daughter has a person to feed her cats when on holiday, I dont have pets. The group I go on holiday with are all widows like ourselves . Ive been travelling with them for about 15 years now ,been a widow for 17yrs next week . Lots of people travel alone these days as specially ladies. have a think about it. Enjoy your weekend.

I've had to learn to walk again several times after knee ops, so know what you're going through. Keep doing the exercises regularly and put your mending leg up between times to help the swelling go down. All the best.

katieoxo60 in reply to Ergendl

Many thanks , my swelling has gone down a lot. Nice to talk to someone who has done the the run before. Stay well and safe x

Ergendl in reply to katieoxo60

I ended up with a 'here we go again' mentality. The physio's exercises really do make a difference.

katieoxo60 in reply to Ergendl

Having had broken bones in the past I am quite used to physio need to get limbs back to normal. But many of the exercises are similar for arthritis ops,or broken limbs. Its the fatigue that is overtaking me most.

Ergendl in reply to katieoxo60

It's a major op and a shock to your body. That takes a lot of resources to repair, so allow yourself to be fatigued and rest when you need to. Wishing you well.

So good go hear you are moving around Katie, I am sure you will be back on your feet in no time. Your a little trooper managing this on your own, its very hard , try to take it easy in between x

katieoxo60 in reply to Izb1

I do try to rest not easy when everything takes much longer , the days are gone before you know it. Keep well & stay safe. Enjoy your weekend

Good luck with your recovery, you are a brave person and are coping so well. Just be careful and enjoy the rests. Tv, puzzles, books, etc. All help. Love Iris x

katieoxo60 in reply to Lyd12

Yes Lyd12 we watch some old footage of Cliff Richards as he was eighty this month. xx

Good news Katie; hope the pain is being managed well x

One day soon you will get up and walk without your crutches, you will have forgotten to use them, that's the time you know you are really on the mend. My husband just started doing that about 4 weeks after op and I kept having to say to him, wheres your crutches. The main thing to remember is to keep the pain under control as you cant exercise properly if in pain. Keep going you are nearly at the goal post. I reckon by the end of November the latest is when you will not need crutches! Well done xx

Yes Suzie42 It is a case of time, I am managing the pain but my knee is still very swollen when in use and gets stiff if I sit too long. But like you I am hoping to get there by late November in time for Christmas :) thank you for support.Take care &stay safe.

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