Eventually, Jean couldn’t put it off any longer and she made an appointment to see her GP who referred her on to knee specialist, Dave Duffy.
“Mr Duffy was very positive about the operation,” Jean continues.
“He and his assistant were so very kind and approachable. They explained the operation in detail and forewarned me that it would be painful afterwards but said that things would get much easier after three weeks or so.”
Within three weeks, Jean had had the operation and was back out of hospital.
“Recovery did hurt,” she confesses. “I’ve had a hip replacement before and the knee was more painful.
Doing my exercises was hard, but I knew mobilising early was important so I had to keep at it.”