I think I'm doing OK everyone. Had the stitches out on Monday and she was pleased with the healing which is good as I'm diabetic and they were worried about that. ANd I do notice that getting up from chairs is much easier already, as is doing the steps outside my front door. I've been trying to get up to walk on every hour so that I keep moving as well as the prescribed exercises which are going well.
However, partly the problem is other people. My physio is pushing me faster than I really want, asking me to do 1,000 steps a day which is a lot more than I've done for nearly two years! I've asked her to go more gently which she's responded to well, but says I must be brave and push myself a bit. In reply I sent her the NRAS info on Chronic fatigue in RA which emphasizes how little known this is as a problem. I think this is what is holding me back, including psychological factors and the cold and wet weather.
Any recipes you all may have for overcoming this sort of thing to get going again after a long period of inaction would be very helpful.. I'm trying to find a midway path between unrealistic demands and inaction!
Time to get up and walk around again.