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Re: Nick's 3in1 Diary FatPadTrim, Medial plica/Distal patella excision, AIR x2, LMR
« Reply #1605 on: September 16, 2018, 08:50:41 PM »
16/09/18 Day 243 Eight Months Post Op

Eight months post-op and knee remaining the same not getting worse or improving. Still walking at a slower pace with knee giving out at times. Would be nice to have a PT appointment come through soon that taking longer than expected. Saw my hip OS on Friday 27th July and the referral letter was sent a week later on Friday 3rd August. Should hopefully get a date for first PT session in a weeks time after 6 weeks. My last appointment took 6 weeks at the smaller minor injury hospital in north Worcestershire for my right hip. Had to cancel it as it was fresh after my surgery in January to focus on my right knee. My right hip not included in the PT session at hospital I where I had my surgery done.

Back helping out at the autism charity shop once again weekly that involves some lifting that is fine if it a short distances, as long as I avoid the stairs. Right hip seems to be a niggling pain that manageable if I am doing some gardening or moderate lifting. Can always ask to see my hip OS again if it worsens over the winter months. Hopefully it will remain being ok. Been told if it becomes more persist and regular it better to have the cam smoothed over to prolong the need for a new hip! Not unusual nowadays for someone in their 50s or 60s to have a new hip. Strictly Judge Craig Revel Horwood has had both hips replaced but he has used his hips a lot more dancing most of his life. A lady at my local garden centre is in her late 50s and need a new hip that has done similar work to my previous job, labour intensive work out in all weathers.

Having said that might have been another heavy fall when I slipped hard on my side and right hip at a Indian restaurant that had slippery tiles outside the entrance. No one seemed to be concerned not even a glass of water free cup of tea from the waiters that saw me fall. Saw a elderly lady slip on black ice by carpark at the disability adult coffee morning I attend on a Thursday morning. I asked straight away if she ok and if she like a hot drink for free at the coffee morning and said thanks for the kind offer I am fine. Maybe that caused the right hip labral tear.

Accident prone with slips and falls that led me to KG after slipping on my untied shoelace while running with 2 big heavy falls afterwards a few years later is not going to be great for the joints!

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16/10/18 Day 273 Nine Months Post Op

Final had my long winded 2in1 PT appointment for right knee and hip assessment at a more local hospital to my location. Smaller hospital with easier parking ticket system taking in your number plate as you drive in as barrier lifts up. Pay at the end that less hassle if you running slightly late for appointment. I arrived 10:55am instead of 10:45am, Was ten minutes late as I did not realise how the parking system worked. Searching in the carpark for ticket machine that they have at Birmingham ROH.

The physio was fine about it, must happen a lot to new patients as paying machine is not very clear paying on one machine in front of hospital main entrance. Went well giving a pain scale of 5 to 6 on a bad day with more pain in my right hip. Said can only do so much with the hip to ease the impingement with strengthening of the muscles and stretching. Same with the knee building up the quads that have wasted! No firmness or muscle tone in comparison to my left quads.

Was given a booklet for to stretch the muscles, top of my thigh was very sore after assessment that is mega tight! Been given an exercise booklet from Arthritis Research UK for osteoarthritis of the knee even if I do not have the condition good booklet for diagrams of exercises. Hip pain booklet also has good diagrams and information. 

lifting, squatting and gardening aggravates the back of the knee behind the hamstring with some anterior pain. Pinching on the side of the hip that happens when sitting up and down. Told will not go away and wait till it worsens! The OS in his youtube video for young adult hip treatment said he wish patients came in earlier for treatment before the hip gets to the replacement stages. He said can always ask to see him again in January when I see Prof Snow. See how PT goes and the colder weather. Maybe could ask for another MRI scan that Prof Snow can do on behalf of my hip OS. See if the hip deteriorated since the last MRI that must be at least 2 years ago.

Hard to say with the knee until I have got stronger quads seeing if I can attempt a brisk walk that I cannot do right now! Still on the slow side and get overtaken by pedestrians in their 60s and 70s. Running is a long way of, if I can run again in the future. Cycling and swimming is ok to do when asking if I can start doing it.

Next appointment is on Halloween in 2 weeks time today. Adding more strain in the exercises.

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16/11/18 Day 304 Ten Months Post Op

Physiotherapy is going ok so far at a slow pace. Still finding the hamstring behind the knee is mega tight when doing stretching exercises. Doing calf stretching and wall squats with the same anterior knee pain around the same spot as it was pre-op around the patella tendon! Hoping it will improve as my quads become stronger to help reduce the pain that still needs some work with more strenuous PT sessions. Going to the gym using the bike at low resistance will have to be done at another gym. My local gym has the physio that ruined my 2nd surgery who made me overdo it during my PT session early post-op! Do not want to catch sight of him.

Have to be honest and should have stuck to Birmingham ROH as the new PT has good intentions but is not really giving me PT I should be getting after ten months post-op. At least the previous PT I saw got me on the exercise bike and doing steps ups that I was able to do without any problems. The smaller hospital that I am currently receiving PT does have a gym within the PT department. It is a waste of time going over the PT exercises I been given that are written down with diagrams, so do not need to check. Be good during the half hour session to do some gym work that would be more beneficial. Should be ok to say to my PT that I rather be doing gym work during my appointment. Patient's have a say what exercises they want be doing during the appointment if they are not entirely satisfied.

Being told should find some part time work that is a challenging right now! Happy to work at a garden centre but because my right knee and hip flares up when I lifting bags of soil, gravel etc for customers with physical challenges. Even at the charity shop I volunteer at once a week bringing donations up the stairs, helping customers with their purchases to their car if they are elderly and frail! Hard to say cannot help due to joint problems as I look young for my age coming up to 40 next month. So now not going to the charity shop as I feel I am a burden as I not able to help out as I would like to.

Supporting vulnerable adults and young people also challenging due to having a unjust conviction, making it virtually impossible to find paid employment. Have completed my chapter on autism and criminal responsibility for an academic book for university students and professionals last month in Dublin. Was a Storyteller with two academic respondents.
Links below explains the whole nightmare scenario my family and I found myself in that is still haunting me to this day, not being able to quash my criminal record!

http://autisminjustice.org/Stories/nick's%20story.html
 
https://www.routledge.com/Global-Perspectives-on-Legal-Capacity-Reform-Our-Voices-Our-Stories/Flynn-Arstein-Kerslake-Bhailis-Serra/p/book/9781138298910

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I am now on enhanced PIP due to my autism and joint issues until 2020 after a successful I appeal won my case for benefits I entitled to. Hope one day can say the same quashing my criminal record that comes up on my enhanced DBS check!

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« Last Edit: November 17, 2018, 02:03:06 PM by Clarkey »
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16/12/18 Day 334 Eleven Months Post Op

Progressing well with my physiotherapy sessions, going to the gym during my session on the exercise bike, balance board and other machines available for half an hour. Muscles are less tight and can do full calf stretches and walking better without a limp as I got into the habit of keeping my right leg stiff. With a prolonged injury right leg got used to remain stiff. Speed is still not there and think it will not improve and rarely feel knee pain. If I try to do any physical activities then feel some pain and discomfort lifting and digging is still a struggle and can kneel down but straight away feel anterior pain and pressure building up that must be scar tissue that I realise will never be totally eradicated and had some bone trimmed around the tibia where bone spurs caused friction and pain.

Seeing Prof Snow in the 1st week of January, not sure what else he can do for me and will probably discharge me? Ideally would be nice to have an annual consultation once a year with three surgeries already be nice to keep an eye on the knee. Not sure if the NHS would be able to do this or not? Would be a pain if my right knee did suddenly get worse going back to my GP and start the lengthy process of a referral. Hopefully, the knee will not worsen but if it did could call Prof Snow secretary for an earlier consultation.

Not sure what to do about my right hip? It becomes a problem when I start to do gardening work with sudden sharp pinching pain and sore and tender in the joint to touch. Had a chat with my physio and she said with cam impingement can only strengthen the muscles and will not really improve that much just can control the pain with stretching and building up the muscles. Have the option to have another MRI scan that Prof Snow can do if he feels it is required on behalf of my hip OS that he did for my cortisone injection back in April 2016. Last MRI scan on my right hip is coming up to 3 years next year and think it good to compare images new and old. I am not able to apply for work I have the qualification in horticulture like working in a garden centre. The only problem is cannot do jobs involving lifting, squatting and kneeling. Cannot really do self-employed gardening work as I would need to do it daily and would be too much strain for knee and hip to make it a regular proper income that's seasonal.

All know by now of my unjust criminal record with a passion to support young people with additional needs on a part-time basis. Lots of media reports of young people and adults with autism and other disabilities being restained incorrectly or homes where staff lack autism awareness and abuse and neglect service users die! I went through this at all three hostels of verbal, physical and emotional abuse from staff that should have cared for me. Lash being pinned down causing minor bruising and scratches and become the culprit when I was a victim of a disability hate crime while on wrong meds that messed up my head. 

Already doing advisory work for universities on autism policing that have paid me for my services that some money coming in on top of my PIP's benefit. Would like to get into public professional speaking on autism and the criminal justice system and part-time work helping and supporting young people with physical and mental disabilities. In contact with a police sergeant that will try and do what he can to get my conviction quashed. Hopefully, 2019 will be a breakthrough year for me to start earning a living once again and get my life back to normality.

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16/01/19 One Year Post-Op Anniversary

One year today since my 3rd RK arthroscopy of distal patella excision, AIR and LMR. Good news the knee is no worse off in comparison to my 2 previous surgeries largely due to not having any aggressive physiotherapy sessions that caused the excessive scarring to occur with a 2nd AIR surgery. The scar tissue and anterior knee pain are still there but less intense than it was pre-op. Hopefully, it will improve once I have built up my quads strong again that has shrunk considerably in size and mass. Did not see Prof Snow on Wednesday 2nd January for my six months check up, saw his registrar instead who was just as good. He could see straight away my right quad needs building up again. Swimming, gym and cycling will be looking into soon as there is no longer an effusion that was visible before my surgery. Have another 6-month checkup in July booked already.

Was discharged today from the physiotherapy. My physiotherapist is happy for me to manage on my own by doing PT exercises at home and going to the gym and swimming at my local leisure centre would be an added bonus. My muscle is less tight and walking with less of a notable limp got in the habit of keeping my right knee stiff that can be reduced by remembering to walk heel to toe. Do not agree with the physiotherapist that I can start doing brisk walking and light jogging! The registrar told me that I had an invasive major procedure done back in January 2018. Got used to it that most standard physiotherapists have never dealt with a patient that has had AIR surgery done twice with patella tendonitis a weak point in my knee! Was my goal to try long distance running, for now, happy to go to the gym and swim and maybe buy a bike in the spring and go cycling more.

The right hip is starting to play up more with more pinching on the side of the hip with groin pain and discomfort. Asked the registrar to refer me back to my hip OS for some reassurance. Do not expect to have surgery at this stage. Like to have an up to date MRI scan to check if the cam impingement and labral tear is progressing and go from there. Poor Andy Murray got to the stage where it beyond repair with a replacement highly likely with the way has pounded his hip. Thankfully mine is nowhere near as bad, that could suddenly progress if left untreated for a long time period. Basically my cam the large ball hip joint has bone spurs that if smoothed over would reduce wear and tear from progressing with a larger labral tear that might be beyond repair it is left untreated. Did do heavy manual labour at work from the age of 19 to 33. Was taken advantage of by my bully of a boss doing heavy manual labour daily! Shovelling sand, soil and gravel and strimming on steep banks weekly in the growing season and now it caught up with me and can feel the cam hip joint click and clunk at certain angles. Have good days when I hardly notice my hip pain then it suddenly there again.

Would like to work with adults and young people with mild LD, autism and other conditions in horticulture. Want to be as physically fit as I can be before applying for such a job position with qualifications in horticulture, childcare and autism. Makes sense to put my key skills into good use.

Will start to post every 8 weeks in my post-op diary, there is nothing too much to report monthly at this present time missing out February, April, June, August, October, December.

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« Last Edit: March 16, 2019, 10:29:20 PM by Clarkey »
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16/03/19 One Year_Two Months Post-Op

Two months since the last update. Became a member of my local leisure centre paying 30 a month by direct debit where I can use the gym and swimming facilities as often as I like. Started off going well going three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Leg press x12 twice, cycling, cross trainer and treadmill each for 12 minutes ending in the pool for a 20-minute vigorous swim. The pool always seems to be stone cold that was the problem I faced previously and left for over a year because of the cold pool. Thought to accept as I am paying concession price for being autistic. Usually would cost 37 a month membership fee. Swim a quicker pace to keep warm that was a mistake, getting the worst cold I have had for several years. Sore head, throat, chest and ears and constantly running nose! Was in bed for two days, took over 16 days to clear.

I enjoy swimming more than going to the gym and been told other swimming pools around the region are also cold and not heated sufficiently. Will cancel my membership and direct debit at the end of this month and will try out other swimming pools within a 10-mile radius. Think local councils are saving money lowering the pool temperature or cannot be too warm as it might increase bugs and illnesses occurring. Was fine up until 4 years ago at nice warm temperature. Even my friends and support workers at the disability swim say the pool is cold so it's not just me finding it icy cold. 

The knee is behaving ok, cannot increase my walking pace and running is out of the question. At least I am limping less since the surgery which is a good success and happy that something positive came out after going through a 3rd invasive surgery when I saw the registrar in January. Get the odd sharp anterior pain inside the knee that ok to cope with as long as it does not increase. Know the knee will wear down quicker after 3 surgeries arthritis has set in and my age is against me now I am in my 40s joints start to deteriorate, feel pain at times in my left knee and hip. The normal aches and pains as you start ageing.

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« Last Edit: March 16, 2019, 11:17:02 PM by Clarkey »
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16/05/19 One Year_Four Months Post-Op

Still not started swimming when I know I should be, just have to find a swimming pool where the temperature is at an acceptable standard. Still doing wall squats daily and calf stretches and can see the quad muscles becoming firm again. Any tips on how to get the quad larger? It has always been a struggle since my very first scope to get it to around the same size as my left quad that might never be achievable, just be nice to have it larger and firmer, maybe then I can start to do some light jogging for the first time since January 2013?

Seeing Prof Snow for my 18-month post-op assessment in July and my right hip impingement a few weeks later with my hip OS. Have another health concern after blood test results that I rather not disclose that could be connected with the hip pain, that started in October. Will be seeing the Consultant next week Thursday. Why it makes sense to see my hip surgeon as well. Have got used to setbacks, no big deal, dealt with a lot worse in the past and should fine and will have less fatigue when I know what the problem is and how to go about treating it.

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16/07/19 One Year_Six Months Post-Op

Eighteen months already since my scope#3 with recovery is going smoothly. The right groin pain turned out to be a kidney stone that was giving a high PSA reading of over 8 when I had a urine infection in October 2018 a few days before my book chapter launch in Dublin. Took 3 antibiotics until I started seeing improvement. Two and a half days in bed that I never had to do since childhood when I had bad flu. Had to re-book my flight a day late and even then I was not keen to travel that turned into a nightmare! Was meant to fly out with Aer Lingus and had to fly with Ryan Air from Birmingham but did not have my boarding pass printed of. The printer was not working at the airport and that lady at the desk was very rude and obnoxious. Thankfully the disability point had someone to sort it out for me costing me 50. Just managed to board the flight with priority boarding. Thumbs up to the staff at the Disability Access Point staff on the ground floor or would have missed the flight as I did not want to be served by the rude lady at the desk. Two nights of no sleep due to high stress and anxiety from my infection and missing the original flight and final workshop. At least I made it for the book launch even though I felt terrible.

My PSA was above five and felt physically drained. My GP got MRI scan within 2 weeks that came back clear followed by ultrasound scan that showed a 3mm kidney stone. Was getting lots of groin pain near the right hip in January thinking it was hip impingement, why I wanted to see my OS again about my hip. The pain is a lot better now and cannot do much about the hip that will slowly worsen and wear out over time. Saw the my hip OS specialist nurse who did an X-ray of both hips last week Friday. Left hip is fine and the right hip can see the tear and impingement in the cam joint socket. Could have the labral tear repaired and cam socket smoothed over if the pain worsens and starts impeding my daily mobility. Been discharged and can always come back again with a GP referral. Did not feel so guilty when I explained had a high PSA with right groin pain that could have been a prostrate cancer that been ruled out thankfully, why I had such a quick MRI scan. The kidney stone must have been larger at the start of the infection that slowly broke down.

The week before my hip consultation had my 18 month checkup of my right knee. Some how the admin staff got my times missed up! Got a letter from saying my appointment time has been changed from 9:30am to 10:45am and turned up at 10:30am and said missed appointment go to reception. Was clear to see was their mistake and and ended up seeing the pediatric OS that did the fastest consultation I had so far less than 3 minutes asking me to bend my knee up and down and said looking good as he did not expect me to turn up aged 40. Been booked next year July- 08/07/20 for my annual consultation with Prof Snow hopefully or his Registrar. Walking at a better pace than I was pre-op to scope #3 and can taking larger strides without intense anterior pain. Running, kneeling and squatting then feel the same anterior knee pain and discomfort, not surprising after 3 surgeries. Cannot see myself jogging long distances as I am physically unable to and would wreck my right knee. Gym, swimming and cycling are the alternative and more sensible options to aim for in the future.

Only have one question, how can I get my right quads larger in size? Firm again that is tiny in compassion to my left quads. know that it will never be as big as it before scope#1 just like it larger in size. Would be better for the knee as with less wear and tear if my quads are strong.

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Re: Nick's 3in1 Diary FatPadTrim, Medial plica/Distal patella excision, AIR x2, LMR
« Reply #1613 on: September 16, 2019, 08:42:06 PM »
16/09/19 One Year_ Seven Months Post-Op

My 18 months post-op consultation report had to be changed again after Prof Snow's Registrar said the following on his first report.

I have seen this gentlemen in the clinic today. He is extremely happy about the outcome of the surgery. He tells me his knee is fine and he does all sorts of activities. He has fall range of movement of knee. The knees are stable on examination.

Plan: We shall see the patient back in the clinic in one years' time to check his progress. He may wish to call and cancel the appointment if everything is ok at that stage.


Would have been fantastic if I could return to physical activities of long distance cross country running. Sent an email to the hospital saying the report is not accurate and that my consultation was rushed after not being booked in properly. Got a mobile phone call from the Registrar who was very apologetic dictating my right knee was back to more and less normal again. Told him still unable to run and have difficulties with jumping, kneeling and squatting and lifting heavy objects.

Dear Dr ****

Mr Clarke has been in touch to clarify a few issues about what he can and cannot do.

Mr Clarke is able to walk long distances, however he is having difficulty with jumping, kneeling and squatting as well as lifting objects.

We are planning to see him back in clinic in July 2020, of course earlier if there is any problem.

Yours sincerely

Mr **** *******

Senior Arthroscopy Fellow to
Professor M Snow


Could tell Prof Snow Registrar felt bad for what had happened. Told him not to worry was the admin that made a mistake missing up my consultation with the incorrect time when he was not expecting me until I asked the receptionist why I have not been called in after waiting for over one hour. My tibia is delicate and sore once again that hopefully just minor inflammation where most of the surgery was focused on during my last scope. Do know it will slowly worsen over time after so many steroid shots and knee surgeries has sped up arthritis and my age in my 40's, a healthy knee will start to wear away gradually. 

Finally have made a breakthrough with an understanding organisation that help and support young people and young adults with severe autism and LD. Despite my unjust criminal record have been offered a job working as a Relief Social Care Practitioner in a SEN school ground setting in the Herefordshire countryside. Got through the short listings after having a telephone interview was put on the spot without any preparations with my autism knowledge coming up trumps.   

Had a formal interview in July and after disclosing my criminal record and not being able to run with three surprises on my right knee, thought would never be offered the job. Got a mobile call a few days later saying because of my right knee cannot support the young people. Instead she said would I be ok working at one of the two adult self contained apartments within the school grounds and of course said yes. Had a less informal interview and with the residential home manager. A few days later got a phone another mobile call saying they would like to offer me a job the position as a Relief Social Care Practitioner.

My campaigning and book chapter must have helped plus volunteering, supporting both adults and young people with various additional needs. They know how the wrong types of meds and was treated badly treated by staff without any autism knowledge and understanding led to an unjust conviction. My job coach has been great motivating me to apply for the job after almost giving up hope I never would achieve it. Started my induction training last week and rest of this week, so far it is going smoothly and getting on well with everyone. 

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Re: Nick's 3in1 Diary FatPadTrim, Medial plica/Distal patella excision, AIR x2, LMR
« Reply #1614 on: September 19, 2019, 08:04:56 PM »
Hi Nick,

Please advise how I can contact Prof. Snow? Do you have his email?
I also have a few questions to you but I am not able to send you a private message here. Can you send me a private message? I would also be glad if you give me your email :)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Nick's 3in1 Diary FatPadTrim, Medial plica/Distal patella excision, AIR x2, LMR
« Reply #1615 on: September 19, 2019, 08:50:58 PM »
Hi Thunder89,

A good starting point of contact for Professor Snow would be one of these websites. First web link is his official website.

http://www.bhamknee-shoulder.co.uk/about-us/surgeons/professor-martyn-snow

https://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/consultants/martyn-snow

https://www.orthoracle.com/knee-team/

Works at the Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital for free treatment on the NHS if you live in the UK. There is no guarantee you will see him in person, mostly see his Senior Registrar on duty on Wednesday for consultations. The other negative is the long timescale! He is very much in demand, would have to wait longer for any consultations and treatments. Staff are fantastic at the hospital with all three scopes on my right knee, never once had a bad experience.

Would have to see your GP for an NHS referral to Professor Snow.

https://www.roh.nhs.uk/about-us/our-team/item/professor-snow

Carol Sleath can be contacted directly on 0121 685 4344. Will need to have a referral first from your GP.

His private secretary is Laun Suckling, have her mobile number that I could PM to you. Need to have 20 plus posts to message me, would strongly advise you to post in Quizzes, games & fun contest section on the link below to help boost up your posts.

https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?board=14.0

I am very busy doing online training and taking a lot of new information for my new job. Will not have any time to email you further info for the next few weeks. The information I have given you so far should be helpful to get in contact with Professor Snow.

Good luck.

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