Category Archives: Health

Talked with Dr S yesterday

Not just about the knee and how to treat it, but what this whole thing is doing to me. 9 years ago a calcified disc between two vertebrae collapsed, needed surgery to fix it.  I adjusted to my limitations after … Continue reading

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Accidentally overdid it yesterday

And it well and truly wasn’t my fault. Each leg of the trip the terminal was at the furthest end of the fekking airport! From Perth, to Melbourne and then to Sydney. And of course the baggage collection was at … Continue reading

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Interesting thing I noticed regarding knee supports

When I wear the compression bands, or the neoprene bands on my right, my left knee hurts. BUT if I wear the hinged knee brace on my right knee, the left knee doesn’t hurt. I think it’s because I actually … Continue reading

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Day two, with new boots

I got a new pair of hiking boots yesterday, because the old pair always bruised my toes and just hurt like hell to wear. After wearing them for over 6 hours yesterday, I wasn’t getting cramps in left calf, and … Continue reading

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The joy of eBay

I managed to find two more dual stabilizers FUTURO knee supports.  This particular type I just could not find in any of the local, or slightly distant, pharmacies. So, I took to eBay.  I’ll still need to use the “Cyborg” … Continue reading

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The down side of the knee update/exam

I had been wearing a compression band only for the past few days.  After yesterdays’ exam and ‘stress test’ (of which results are promising), I’m wearing the clunky hinged knee brace.  Knee is fekking sore, and feels a bit unstable. … Continue reading

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Knee update

It seems the SYNVISC injection is doing it’s job.  Much less grinding pain when bending the knee, and less side to side movement.  The patella is moving smoothly over the joint, too.  Still tends to hyper extend but that is … Continue reading

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