Hello all! Apologies for not updating in a couple of weeks, I’ve been getting back to things slowly but surely and also wanted to make sure I had a good long post to give you all as things have been pretty slow till recently. Progress Report I am happy to say that I continue to […]Read More The one month milestone!
Hello all, I’ve just come back from my first Physiotherapy session with Louise which was SO informative and lovely. I can’t tell you how good it is to get out of the house, go for a drive and get some fresh air, especially on a sunny day like today! The first thing Louise did was […]Read More Physio and fresh air
It’s been a week since my surgery, happy times! It has been a week of not doing much, but doing a lot at the same time, so this is just a short blog entry going over my accomplishments and what I have learned this week. Pain My pain has been incredibly small and I am […]Read More 1 Week and counting!
When it comes to a speedy recovery what you eat can be just as important as your exercises, icing or anything else. It goes without saying that having a balanced diet helps you be healthier but there are certain foods that can give you an extra boost and really assist you in getting your strength […]Read More What to eat when recovering from surgery
So you’ve had surgery and you’ve started your recovery process, but there’s still a way to go before you are better. It can be frustrating and so easy to lose hope and wind up stuck in a spiral of not being able to see the positives, so here is a list of 25 things that […]Read More 25 things you can look forward to when you’ve recovered.
Sleeping I had a stroke of great luck last night and was one of the few patients who managed to get a decent night’s sleep. I learned that I could sleep on my side as long as I had a pillow under my operated knee, though the canulla sometimes made it tricky. I was woken […]Read More Coffee, Meds and FaceTime Calls
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT ONLY A PRETTY LONG BLOG POST, BUT DOES GO VERY IN-DEPTH ABOUT SURGICAL PROCEDURES AND WHAT TO EXPECT. I WOULD RECOMMEND READING ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE DUE THIS KIND OF AN OP YOURSELF, BUT BE PREPARED IN CASE YOU MAY GET TRIGGERED. All packed and ready to go, I was scheduled to check into […]Read More 6:00am – I feel like I’m going on holiday!
Not your average packing list. We all wish we were packing for something cheerier, but when you are staying overnight or for any period in hospital, there are some comforts and items that are a must. Here’s my handy list for all things to bring with you to make your immediate hours post-op the comfiest they can […]Read More What do I pack for an operation?
This is why I wanted to start a blog, not just to document, but for others who may find themselves in a similar position to have something they can refer to and someone who is happy to answer any questions.Read More Surprise surgery!