A Tale of Two Knees
Rehabilitation Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Simultaneous bi-lateral total knee replacement on 30 April 2013 and departed to lead a walking holiday in the Italian Dolomites on 07 July 2013, ten weeks later. I had decided, and prepared for, rehabilitation to be my fulltime job for the first six weeks after surgery. I followed a strict regime of walks and exercises and slept whenever I felt the need. Sleep is a great natural healer.
Preparing for Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Decision made and date decided it was time to get fit for my total knee replacement surgery. As walking was becoming increasingly more difficult I took to cycling and swimming. Most of the hotels I stayed in on my travels had a swimming pool and a gym so no excuses.
A Tale of Two Knees by Valery Collins
Working on a freelance basis my health and fitness is very important to me. When I was in full-time employment as a university lecturer in law a few days off on sick leave would have been a welcome relief from a career I was not enjoying. Now I was totally committed to maintaining my fitness in order to continue doing a job I loved - travelling the world taking groups on holiday, sightseeing, skiing and walking. But, my knee had become a problem. After one reconstruction, ten arthroscopies and numerous steroid injections it was time to consider a total knee replacement.