Brace yourself

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

I’ve been wearing my braces every day like a good boy, as much as I’d love to chuck the bloody things in a cupboard and forget about them.

I’ve been wearing them for about an hour a day but today I managed to keep them on for about 3 hours.  When I took them off I’d got a perfect red imprint of the braces on my legs.

They’ve given me braces to wear to try and shift my knee joint over a bit and take the weight off the normally weight-bearing inside of the joint because the cartilage is all rough and missing in parts.  The braces push the knee joint over from the outside so the weight shifts to the centre.  Believe it or not, just 3mm of lateral force (yes I know millimetres aren’t a measurement of force but you know what I mean) is enough to move the weight from the inside of my knee to the centre.

It’ll be a while until we find out if they’re making a difference.  If they do then I gather the plan is that I’ll wear them all day eventually.

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