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1 year anniversary!
« on: April 09, 2020, 08:41:30 AM »
Hello Hipsters,

It was my one year anniversary on March 29th so I thought it time for an update.

This operation has totally changed my life for the better.  The current isolation situation has meant a lot of time in the garden and, before the op, I couldn’t really do much at all due to the pain.  I couldn’t carry stuff around and after about 20 minutes of painful gardening, I had to give up. Now, I can work all day, and only stop when I get physically tired.  Most of the time I forget that I have an artificial joint. I am only reminded when putting shoes and socks on because my range of motion isn’t quite there yet.  My Surgeon (Mr. Treacy) reckons another 6 months and it should be a lot better.

I joined a Gym and have enjoyed exercising again, although the gym has now temporarily closed. 12 years of OA meant I was doing less and less exercise and I was overweight and very unfit. Now, I am cycling 7 miles daily, using the rowing machine, lifting weights and enjoying every minute.  My wife is very pleased with my new body as well!
A lot of people have already said this but I wish I had the operation years ago.

In my previous updates I said that I wanted to do a ‘Tough Mudder’.  They have all been cancelled due to the virus but I don’t think I would have been able to do it anyway.  During a golfing holiday in Turkey, back in September, I did something to my knee during a round (the other leg).  The consultant is unsure but thinks I had a burst Baker’s Cyst and a tear of the medial meniscus.  This is only just recovering to the point that I am able to jog, otherwise I would have definitely been ready for the Tough Mudder challenge.
I actually feel about 10 years younger than I did this time last year. 

Thanks for reading

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Re: 1 year anniversary!
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 09:31:23 PM »
RussCongratulations on your 1 year anniversary.  Glad you are doing well and enjoying life again.
Thanks for stopping by and giving us an update.
I wish you the very best.
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Re: 1 year anniversary!
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 01:58:38 PM »
Hey! That is great.

Oh man, I am so glad I can move again during this stay at home period. I can go run or walk outside every day and that is the only thing keeping me sane.I'd feel so much worse if I were only able to hobble a little bit.


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