This photo shows some of the things you should do and some you shouldn’t in the days following tibial plateau surgery. I have my leg elevated but not nearly enough. It should be higher than your heart, if possible, to allow fluids to drain. Notice the swelling in my foot. Not elevating enough was one of my big mistakes. I’m not icing the leg. This helps with swelling and general healing. I tried it but with bandages on it didn’t seem to do much. I should have taken the bandages off and put the ice on. The wound, under the bandages, was dressed so this wouldn’t have been a problem, the bandages can always be reapplied. I had access to Catherine’s icing machine, which she used all the time during her re-hab. I didn’t use it, mainly because it was too awkward to get up and get the ice out of the fridge. No excuse. Should have done it. Catherine was much better at icing and more disciplined in this regard with her injury than I was with mine. At least I have the brace on and it is done up properly. It has to stay on for the whole six weeks between surgery and weight bearing. The bandages were very hot as it’s the height of Sydney heat and humidity. Very itchy. Note the trusty wheelchair close by.