So, it’s been over a year since I dislocated my kneecap. Phew!
It was not the most significant personal event of the year, but it was significant enough. I still have to remember to try and do knee exercises (recommended by the physio) to keep the muscles strong. In the end we decided against operating as it wasn’t clear if it’d help more than harm in the long run.
It was an experience, that’s for certain, which gave me a new perspective. Thanks again health system, doctors, nurses and other staff.
In the weeks afterwards I had to rely on people differently for a while, which was a good thing. It’s also made me slightly more spatial aware than I was, because now I’m somewhat paranoid about my knees banging into things. It still happens occasionally though.