Ryding2NZ Podcast
#54 What does it feel like to have a knee replacement

#54 What does it feel like to have a knee replacement

June 3, 2019

I have been asked this question many times but have found it hard to explain in those early months. Ultimately, you will never actually get it till you have one, but here’s my best attempt at explaining what it’s like.

#53 A response to the jealous haters: life after a knee replacement

#53 A response to the jealous haters: life after a knee replacement

May 27, 2019

I have spent most of my knee injury journey putting a positive spin on things, so when I received accusatory comments online in response to my 7 month update suggesting I had faked the knee replacement, you can imagine my response!

#52 - 7 month post RTKR update

#52 - 7 month post RTKR update

May 27, 2019

This has got to be the most momentous month by far: I’m so excited to share this update!

#51 6 months Post knee replacement update

#51 6 months Post knee replacement update

May 5, 2019

I’m getting asked how did I do it, how is it I’m doing so well.. etc etc. So as well as a progress update, here’s a few journey reminders and some stern words!

#50 HUGE goals.. never let a TKR stop you!

#50 HUGE goals.. never let a TKR stop you!

April 13, 2019

I have been sitting on this news for a while because I wanted to make sure that there was the remotest chance that my new grand goal was actually even possible.

What is this goal? Well watch and find out!

#49 Day 34 post RTKR: amazing strides forward

#49 Day 34 post RTKR: amazing strides forward

November 26, 2018

OMG that guy I was chatting to a few weeks ago at knee class.. who told me magic things happen around the 5-6 week mark.. well he was right!! Plus, I discovered today while waiting for knee class to start.. there's something else I could do that I had no idea about! And.. here's how the physio flexion assessment went this week. 🤞🏻

#48 Day 33 Post RTKR: mastering uneven surfaces.

#48 Day 33 Post RTKR: mastering uneven surfaces.

November 25, 2018

I mastered an uneven surface (super excited about this!) and a walk worth mentioning that didn't involve a wheelchair! Oh.. and did I mention I got 90 degrees..?

#47 1 Month summary: total knee replacement

#47 1 Month summary: total knee replacement

November 25, 2018

It's fair to say that this last month has been the most challenging of my life. That might sound dramatic, but I am being sincere. The pain associated with a knee replacement is off the chart and cannot truly be described or fully appreciated unless you have been through the operation yourself. Add to this an intolerance to all opiate pain meds, and you can only begin to appreciate the challenges that I have faced.

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#46 Day 32 post RTKR: feeling excited

#46 Day 32 post RTKR: feeling excited

November 24, 2018

OMG have I had some exciting mini triumphs today! I can't quite believe what I can now do..!

#45 Day 31 post RTKR: baby steps

#45 Day 31 post RTKR: baby steps

November 23, 2018

exactly 1 month post op. Today was a day of two halves. It started down low and finished a bit more positive, I'll explain why sunny days get me down when you'd expect it to be the opposite. Leg lifts still elude me as the blessed quad refuses to wake up, so here's what I'm doing about it.