Friday 21 June 2013

happy longest day!!

*this day two years ago i got my first knee operation*

it all started when i was eight, i was running around and playing outside and then *pop* my knee dislocated, it was mighty sore! no one knew what was wrong with my knee and just thought it was growing pains, so nothing was done. my knee kept 'popping' so we went and got x-rays and i was told that i had very pretty knees :) but still nothing was done. fast forward about to lower 6th when i was walking to my bus and my knee popped and i blacked out on the malone road for about 10 minutes and the worse thing was i missed my bus!! after that we met Mr. Chris Connolly if you ever need your knee fixed he's your man!!

look at how well he fixed my knee, yes those are 4 metal bolts and then i have a big bolt through the knee. i had been going to see him for about 4 years and he had never seen anybody with knees as bad as mine, i take this a s great compliment!!

aren't x-rays fun? after the operation i was in a full leg splint for 6 weeks and then had about 6 months of physio.
before the operation i asked how big the scars would be, so chris drew on my knee how big they'd be and it was tiny, so i didn't mind, i didn't get to see my scar for 10days after the op and i realised chris drew the line way smaller, but it's ok cause i actually love my scars. most people don't like scars but i really think they're like the coolest things ever.

sorry its a terrible picture, but it's surprisingly hard to take a photo of your knees. well these are my scars they're about 8 inches long. in the operation my knee nerves got cut (eewww) so i can't feel my knees so you could hit them as hard as you like i would never know haha it's actually become a game among the cubs.

i got my second one done in january 2012 again by the best surgeon ever!! he is truly amazing!!
i've prattled on long enough my knees, even though i could seriously talk for days about them. but now you know the story of my (bionic) knees :)

rachael x


  1. I think you must have bionic hands too the way you rattle out those quilts!! Jxo

  2. Realignment of the excelsior ligament?

    I have a matching scar on my left knee!

  3. Impressive battle scars! Di x

  4. Wow you have been through a lot. So good that the surgeon has been able to help your knee situation though.

  5. You do have lovely knees : ) glad you like your scars. I hope no one hits you too hard. They might break something!