Hi all, just popped in on my left knee's fifth birthday (right knee had hers in July) to reassure you all that despite the fight to get on the waiting list, the pain, the struggle to get flexion, and the seemingly slow progress you may think you are making ... IT'S WORTH IT!
I have gone from having to drive to the corner shop pre-op to now being able to walk a couple of miles with no problems, I can also walk up and down slopes, walk on uneven surfaces and manage stairs easier. (Although going down a lot of stairs is still a bother.) I still haven't got over the novelty of being able to stand in a queue!
I am determined always to appreciate this and not take it for granted.
So if you ever get despondent about your progress, just keep on keeping on, things will get better, and you will start to regain your old life.
Best wishes to all of you.