Elaine here ! I am having a 'post-op' bludge day today - having had knee surgery yesterday!
When we decided to get going with our plan to go Narrowboating earlier this year, I went into a bit of a panic about my knees - which had been pretty shonky for many years (actually, back from the days of doing Aerobics a la Jane Fonda style .. there, that has shown my age !). So - I commenced getting them re-looked at. Anyway - it culminated in my having one sorted out yesterday ... not a big operation but just allowing the ITB muscle to release my knee cap so it can sit straight - and so that the spur that had evolved on the edge of it will stop grating against it !
Anyway, I am up and about again today - not sure if I am really supposed to be up and about but it's not hurting, so I guess it's OK! I am actually making some creams up for some clients - exactly what you do on your post-op day eh? Nuts or what ?! I guess it is therapeutic for me - so that is the best medicine - that, and being home with my boys all day !
I'm off to the physio tomorrow for some intensive re-training of my knee muscles - ouch ! Hopefully when I get them sorted out I will be feeling more confident about climbing in and out of that boat and strutting my stuff along the towpaths ! Fingers crossed !