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One patient, loving and understanding partner.....

I am blessed to have a very long suffering, loving, patient and very understanding partner to stand (no pun intended) by me during all my ups and downs (again, no pun intended!) 

It's just there are moments, like right now, where I wish he'd be the strong, silent type of partner instead!!!
After another night with some travelling knees, lack of sleep (still consider this to be over rated) and watching episodes of the Addams Family,  I've finally awoken to a difficult day with cooler weather, a chance of rain and little to no movement...yet!! I'm waiting for my legs to...
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The Agony & the Ecstasy of owning a Travelling Knee (or two)

I don't like to complain, and I try not to complain.....but moments like these, you need more than just Minties!! 

It's looking like another awesome, sleepless night, as my "Travelling Knee" (my personal nickname for the situation) has decided to go slip sliding away (thanks Paul Simon for such a brilliant song btw!) 
As I said at the start, I don't like to complain......honestly I don't!!! There are days though when I feel that's all I am doing......little wonder my man picks on my sometimes in an attempt to lighten my mood.
Having been diagnosed with PFA...
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day 4..

Had a look under the tubigrip bandage this morning. Clearly the surgeon is experimenting with insertion of the type of small size vinyl footballs kids used to kick around in the 1970s. 

About a third bigger than the other knee and almost perfectly round. Not much bruising, but a bit messy, more of an Ernest Borgnine of a knee then a Jessica Alba. 
Continuing with range of movement exercises. I was initially anxious about the
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Nick’s Medial Plica Excision & Fat Pad 21 Months Post Op

I was finally discharged from the BirminghamRoyalOrthopaedic...

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    Continued from Pain management Doctor #2

     Yesterday was my appointment with Dr N.  I hadn't been there since last September ,so there was alot of catching up on all my orthopeadic problems,,esp the ankle fusion. We discussed my pain management program and went over the Dr's progress notes. I told him I did not want to be on these meds for life..I don...
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    Continuing from my blog on pain management, I am now making my way to see pain management doctor #2. I haven't heard back yet from new PM doc's office but they need the referral letter. Have had some bad nerve pain last couple nights so I've been hooked up to my TENS for several hours each evening.

    I FINALLY got an appointment with the new PM doc. They have set me up as...