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I am not looking for a magic fix just somewhere I can vent and others will understand.
In oct 2013 I had my first knee op, a growth was removed, my knee cap realigned as it was dislocated due to the growth. My fat pad removed along with some cartilage, my tendons above the knee shaved down and the membrane fully removed above the knee. Some work on my collateral ligament also (think that's the right name)
Anyway prior to this I was v fit and active. Training up to 6 times a week until the Pain made me slow down. I hoped the op would help me return to training but after a very long 6 month recovery I started presenting more problems.
After another MRI the dr found I had plica syndrome and advised a 2nd op. I had that in July and while he was in there he also had to shave some of my knee cap down so I am now not allowed to run again or do any high impact training.
I am increasing my walks well but still plagued with frustration. I am only 30 and feel like a huge stop button has been put on a important part of my personal self. Does that sound dramatic? I feel like a complete pain saying this to anyone else as the growth could have been something much more serious and others have larger problems than not been able to run again!!!
Everything takes ages, housework and I have been off work for a eternity now. It's effecting my children and my poor husband who's been v supportive but I know I must be driving him mad too.
In some ways I almost feel I was better without he ops
Please does it get better?? I just need some normality back
So sorry to let all that out!!!
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