Monday, 5 November 2018

Getting there...



I was hoping to be back at work a couple of weeks back, but my knee had a massive flare up one evening...


I couldn't bend my leg, lift it up or bare any weight on it with out massive pain.

A trip to A&E for x-rays and blood tests and discussion with The Golden Jubilee team thankfully ruled out any infection, DVT or issue with the implant, but resulted in being told to have total rest for a fortnight, no physio exercises or anything, just rest and ice to get the swelling down.

Well I was a good boy an did as I was told and have been slowly building my activity back up with local wanders, short cycling sessions on the turbo trainer and little rides around the village on good days. I'm now hoping to be back at work in just under a fortnight!

On halloween I managed to get up and down the witches ward (89m!) for some fresh air. Coming down was a bit tough, but there was no last effects...


And a few days ago went to Sand Wick on Burra to see the seals there...




And got out through the valley to Whale Wick too...




I needed a good rest after that! But again no lasting issue. I've also managed to see a couple of films at the cinema, along time since I've been able to sit there through a film! Bohemian Rhapsody is ace and First Man was really good too.

It's still really a case of doing a bit then resting, a lot. My quad and patella tendons are still very tender, swollen (not to mention numb) and stiffen up very easily if I over do it. 

I have plan for a few days retreat at a bothy out west at Littlure before I get back to work, so I'm looking forward to that...



As I get more active and out an about I'll try to pick things up with the blog again, so watch this space...










2 comments:

  1. We’re moved up. If you want a tea/coffee/hot chocolate head west. Will pm you on FB to let you know where.

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    1. Oh great! Hope you've settled in. Yeah shoot me a PM and I'll pop across some time

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