Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Knee update

So today was the day I went back to the hospital to see the consultant after my knee op 8 weeks ago tomorrow. We actually didn’t get to see Miss Marx (who is just the best) but her Registrar (a very very nice man). He was very pleased with my progress and said I can ditch the crutch and just use it when the knee becomes achy usually towards the end of the day. Apparently the internal stitches take 3 to 6 months to dissolve which explains the tight feeling I still have! Also the tingly numb feeling over the kneecap is because the nerve is cut through, something they always forget to patients LOL. He said it was very unlikely the Bakers cyst would come back so that was great news. I explained I was concerned that I can’t straighten the leg no matter how hard I try and he again explained that because I had walked for so long with the leg bent the hamstring had become very tight but should be back to normal in a YEAR! So back again in 4 months when they’ll then x-ray the knee. All in all I was really pleased with how it went.

Alfie has had his finally jabs yay!!! This morning Eric took a video of him running off lead over the playing field to show me (still can’t manage to go out walking with them YET) honest to god it brings tears to your eyes to see him running free and frolicking around, what a difference 8 weeks has made to him. And even more good news we were out at the hospital for several hours and came home to NO damage! We had given him a Kong and a hide chew to amuse himself but still came home in trepidation as to what we would find (as past experience has taught us what he can do with a road atlas) but he was a little star! 6 days of reduced eye drops and no sign of inflammation, FINGERS CROSSED!!!!!

Sandy woo has been back to the vets and has yet more antibiotics for her ongoing tooth infection, if this lot don’t work it will be yet another tooth to come out.

Still feeling out of sorts, kind of tired and achy, so perhaps it wasn't over doing it at crop but just a bug!

3 comments:

hotpotato said...

Hi Susy, great news on your knee...you'll be running the London Marathon next yearLOL. Glad Alfie is getting there too.....you couple of old crocs !!!! Janina xx

hotpotato said...

Hi Susy, great news on your knee...you'll be running the London Marathon next yearLOL. Glad Alfie is getting there too.....you couple of old crocs !!!! Janina xx

Carol said...

Hiya Suzy, glad to hear that the knee is making good progress.

Sounds like Alfie Bear is having a great time with his new parents - fingers crossed that the inflamation doesn't return and that his eye can stay. I love the colour of Sandy too, she's a beaut...

See you soon, xx