Yesterday’s operation was successful and apart from expected post-op pain, primarily from the released achilles, I’m feeling pretty good.
Things almost took a very different turn when it was strongly suggested by Ivan (Dr Astori) that I have an additional frame fitted above my knee and two new pin sites created😱 They would be attached to the existing frame to keep my leg straight and avoid the very real risk of dislocating my knee. This was a good 10min discussion that had me feeling very clammy, as you can imagine this was not my favoured option!😱
It was decided that instead of this we would slow down the extension and nurse my tibia and knee joint through the final weeks. Now to make sure the knee keeps it together.. God knows when I will ever finish the extension phase! (possibly finishing 30 August – not that I’m getting my hopes up..)
The most exciting thing overnight apart from having the Olympics to watch all night – which I did 😴💤 – was the immediate noticeable improvement in being able to straighten my leg using my dodgy knee!
Onwards and upwards!