So the leg has been tested a couple of times on HBH Woody to see how effective it is going to be!
It is slightly wonkier than my other already wonky leg but maybe that could somehow be a benefit (fingers crossed). Early conclusions are that due to the stiffness in the knee it is very stable and still in walk (ie I can't move it!), but I am taking this as a good thing. The few strides of trot I have tried demonstrated how unstable and weak the knee is as yet as it moved around at great speed - I have now named it my comedy leg.
I will carry on with the physio exercises, keep taking the painkillers and keep trying. HBH Woody is such a good boy he just looks at me along the lines of "haven't you realised yet its time to give up and let me retire?" but lets me get back on and keep trying anyway. I'll be fully back in action soon Woody, you'll see !