Owing to my hip dysplasia and somewhat ‘wonky’ pelvis, my legs have always been different lengths. But that leg length discrepancy has varied over time. If you’ve ever had a go at cutting your own fringe (never advisable I find it always leads to endless tinkering one side then the other until it’s too late and you’re scalped…) then you will understand the journey my legs have been on.
This week it’s three months since I had my knee replacement. Turns out that quite a lot of people born with hip-dysplasia develop knee problems due to the abnormal wear that comes from the way we walk.
Yesterday two really great things happened – I got into a pool and I slept.
You all know that I love to swim. Walking down the steps into the hydrotherapy pool yesterday almost made me cry with joy.
I had my total knee replacement 10 days ago, just 2 weeks after my 50th Birthday. By my counting this is my 12th orthopaedic surgery, my last being a total hip replacement in 2003.
Steps Charity recently asked me to do a podcast interview as part of their new series which tells the stories of people like me born with all sorts of lower leg conditions.