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NJR patient blogs

‘Hippy Chick’ Blog

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One of our previous patient representatives, Sue Musson is the author of ‘Hippy Chick’ – a patient-focused blog, which she wrote to capture her experiences as a pre- and post-operative hip replacement patient.

“I am passionate about relevant and reliable information for patients who are facing procedures like joint replacement surgery. Like many diagnosed with osteoarthritis, I’ve found life is less mobile, but no less busy! That’s why finding helpful information is so important.

I thought it might help other patients to hear about my pre- and post-operative experiences and to provide some food for thought. I have certainly found comfort in the conversations I’ve been lucky enough to have with other joint replacement patients”

Read Sue’s instalments at or find the links below:

NJR’s ‘Kneedyman’

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Mike Swanson, who works for NEC Software Solutions, one of NJR’s contractors, is also known as ‘Kneedyman’, Mike has captured his experience as a total knee replacement patient. Mike works for the registry’s IT and data management contractor, Northgate Public Services, and admits he is ‘not the typical knee replacement patient’.

Find out about his story at

External Patient Blogs

There are many other patient blogs online, here are a few below.

Please note: We take no responsibility for information contained on external links from this website. Views expressed by individuals on their own webpages or on external sites they link to are not necessarily those of the NJR. See here for more details.

Questions and Patient-Blog Contributions

If you have a question for ‘Kneedyman’ Mike, then please send them to as he may be able to answer you directly. If you would like the NJR to add a link to your own patient blog about experiences of hip, knee, ankle, shoulder or elbow joint replacement then please contact us at the email address above.

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