Having struggled with a bad knee for the last year or so, it was time for a second opinion. My GP, after an x-ray at the local hospital, said I had osteoarthritis but having tried many of the suggestions posted on my previous blog (thanks to Sylvia and Melody et al. for your ideas), nothing was working.
I finally went to see an orthopaedic surgeon, who after looking at the x-ray, said I had no osteoarthritis at all! Whoopee (mind you a lot of money wasted on supplements!).
The bad news was that my cartilage had torn, the good news was a quick op and I would be back on my bike again.
Now the question is how quickly do you recover from keyhole surgery? Last time I had a cartilage fixed it was open surgery and I had a massive support bandage on and was on crutches for over a week!
That was nearly 25 years ago and the stress of the general anaesthetic caused me to become diabetic, so as you can imagine I’m not exactly looking forward to it. The surgeon says I’ll be fine in a couple of days but doctors always say things like “it won’t hurt a bit”. Has anyone had keyhole knee surgery? What was it like?
I have it booked for a Friday morning and plan to be back on The Morning Show bright and early on Tuesday… am I crazy?
I think I might be pushing it a bit as I have my son’s birthday party on the Sunday morning and his karate grading on the Sunday afternoon. Maybe I should just be planning to tune in to QVC and relax for a week!
I would appreciate any ideas from those who have had some first hand experience as my father was an orthopaedic surgeon and his remedy for all of our ails as kids was “take an aspirin or go to the toilet!” Orthopods can be a bit of a rough bunch!
Look forward to hearing from you!