As at todays juncture I suppose Im feeling a little more up beat, knee obviously still doesnt feel correct but then will it ever given whats been done.
Anyway - I can fully straighten the leg past 180 degrees to probably nearly 185/190 degrees and the leg does tend to feel okay on a full extension with no locking or clicking other than some catching behind the knee cap which I assured I should ignore
On a full flex or bend (have I got "flex and extend" around the right way?) I can comfortably get the leg to 90 degree's then the back of the knee becomes really really tight and I can actually feel the quad stretching - so not sure whether its the back of the knee or the quad restricting the movement.
As for pain relief Ive stopped taking the pain killers unless its aching badly because it doesnt half affect the bowel movements and Im more scared of that than the knee pain at the moment to be honest
As for healing - the wound areas still feel tender, and I can still feel the metal button inside that ties to the graft pulling against the flesh inside the knee on the inside of the leg when it moves? Maybe thats meant to happen? Who knows?
I start physio therapy on Wed night for the first time again since Jan 2010 and feel slightly worried - its at this point that the Menaflex disintegrated last time...............Ouch - so need to take it easy obviously. Also looking to transition off my crutches over the next few days as Ive started to slowly build up the weight bearing this last week - fingers crossed.................fingers crossed !!!!
Wish me luck...........