I saw the consultant again today to have the rest of my stitches removed and have a follow up appointment. He was pleased with what I told him, but said I mustn't get carried away as it is still healing inside and I won't know how it really is for another 4 to 6 weeks.
I told him that immediately after the op and the following few days I had less pain, but after overdoing things the pain has got worse, but it's still not as bad as it was before. He wasn't impressed about me overdoing things after just a week :redface: and emphasised I have to be careful not to twist the knee or bend it too far back on itself. He said that he expects the op to have made about 40% improvement, any more than that and he will fall off his chair when I see him next :lol:
My cover through the insurance company has finished now, but he said he wants to see me again in about 6 weeks and that there will be no charge for the appointment. I thought that was a really nice thing to do.