Knee Surgery recovery, part 3

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Well, it’s now two weeks since surgery, and progress is coming. I’ve got some rather incredible bruising that I hope the photos show up. A lot of people won’t see these, as I’m usually wearing jeans which makes viewing these rather difficult.

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Some of the more interesting bruising is a wonderful shadow-like bruise around my ankle. Don’t know whether that was a part of what was expected post surgery, or whether they knocked my ankle coming out of surgery.

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An example of the difference in movement between my operated leg (left) and good leg (right). And yes, I was watching the footy at the time.

I’m continuing with my exercises. Here’s an example of one of them. You tighten your quads so that you push the back of your knee towards the ground. This raises your foot up towards the sky. Now, I have over rotating joints in almost every joint, so my right knee has a lot of movement there, but you can see the difference between my two legs at the moment.

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I’ve got another week of work, by which time I should be able to take the brace off. That will make it easier to sit at work at the very least. My main priorities over the next week is to keep working on my exercises, and try to reduce the swelling as much as I can. That means icing every hour, and keeping my leg up as much as I can.

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

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