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It Has Been One Year Since My Left Knee Replacement

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Today I'm going for my one year check up on my left knee replacement. Where has the time gone? My knee replacement has been a blessing. It has enabled me to become much more active. I haven't lost that much weight this past year, but I've lost lots of inches. You can really tell the difference in my body, how my clothes fit and in the way I move. I am much more confident of who I am. The increase in activity has caused some other injuries - my back and my right foot - but overall, I feel much more healthy! I hope everything checks out okay today! I'm also getting my IV Boniva shot to help my bones get stronger. I am blessed!

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CINNIEMAY 5/24/2009 11:33PM

    Losing inces is a great!

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L*I*T*A* 5/21/2009 2:43PM

    i'm sure your dr will be very happy with your efforts so far...................
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ESS@HOME 5/21/2009 11:48AM

    Good luck at the doctor visit! It sounds like you've really trimmed up. Congrats! By the way, love the background on your page!


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1AVERY 5/21/2009 8:11AM

    Hi Cyndi, My one year checkup was last week and mine was my right knee. It does really make a difference in the activities etc. I still have some numbness in my left knee that was done 2.5 years ago and my rt. one also right on the outside of both knees do you experience this. I still have some pain in movements and my stiffness is when I exercise not in the morning. I was so happy I thought I was going to get rid of the clunking sound when I had the replacement do your knees clunk when you bend them? Now those are just the little issues I have with mine but I don't experience any real pain that needs medication or anything and I can go up and down stairs easily now. So the PROS definitely out weigh the CONS. So anyone thinking of having one I would say GO FOR IT you will really notice a POSITIVE CHANGE. Teri. emoticon

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I'm Getting Emotionally Stronger

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I was leafing through my journal this morning and it occurred to me that with introspective study and work, I'm getting emotionally stronger. I can actually see my own progress! emoticon I still have some issues to work through, but I am pleased with how far I've come since January. The items I have chosen to work on for the next few months will be tough ones but I know I can do it. It won't be easy but it is necessary for me in order to grow and achieve a balance in mind body and spirit.

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CINNIEMAY 5/24/2009 11:32PM

    I know that you can work through it and come out stronger for it!

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_MAOMAO_ 5/20/2009 12:09AM

  I was walking around a local pond last week, or the week before. I did one of my usual jogging spurts and it wasn't a painful effort. I had that same kind of experience, this sense of my own progress. Thanx for sharing this!

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Monday, May 18, 2009

I slept over 9 hours last night and I would still be sleeping if I didn't have to get up to answer nature's calling. I'm still very tired and groggy and I've been up for 2.5 hours! Today I will take my sister out to lunch for her birthday. It's a milestone birthday and I think she's a bit depressed about it. It also looks like we're going to get some more much needed rain. Hooray! Our grass was dead looking and the bushes in the front yard were brown. Now I see signs of green! I hope it is a sign of good things to come!

Today I will make good choices, stay within my range, drink 8-10 glasses of H2O, eat 5+ servings of fruits and veggies and treat my body with respect!
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PEGGYANNSCH 5/19/2009 3:30PM

    I hope everything is going well for you.I see you like your new bed.

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ESS@HOME 5/19/2009 1:36PM

    I just caught your post from yesterday. Did you have a good lunch? BTW, I'm wishing I could sleep 9 hours! Whew, that must be awesome.


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L*I*T*A* 5/18/2009 3:49PM

    so great to hear................9 hours,wow................that must be some bed!!!
have a great sunday.................blessings and hugs...............lita

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CINNIEMAY 5/18/2009 12:12PM

    I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!!

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FLAGIRL32 5/18/2009 11:46AM

    That new bed may be a dangerous weapon!
I am happy you are sleeping better.


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Day Two Post Procedure

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Today is Sunday and I had my spinal procedure Friday morning. I'm feeling tired but the pain is about 60% gone! Yea! My hubby took me out for breakfast this morning . I was also well enough to walk out to the mailbox twice! It's beautiful outside and that made me feel happy. I'm getting better every day! Let's hear it for modern science!

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SPARKLESSENCE 5/17/2009 7:56PM

    WOW, what a difference, Cyndi!! Ahhh...that procedure sounds almost magical, the way it got rid of so much pain! I'm so glad you and your husband were able to enjoy a nice breakfast out, too. Pain has a nasty way of constricting and restricting our lives, I've found. Y'know, I thought of you when we saw a Tempur-Pedic commercial on TV this afternoon :) So happy for you! - Sara emoticon

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I am really happy to hear about your pain relief. 60% is AWESOME! emoticon

... Moving forward now!

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PAULA_W_D 5/17/2009 12:43PM

    Awesome news! I'm glad things went well and that you are already on your road to recovery.

All my prayers,

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FLAGIRL32 5/17/2009 12:32PM

    I am so glad you are feeling better, and the procedure helped with the pain.


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Feeling better and maybe a bit hopeful

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Today I'm feeling a bit better and seeing some little rays of hope on my horizon! My back is still quite sore and I'm very tired but a bit hopeful for the eventual outcome of my treatments. I'm off to take a little nap and play with the controls on our new bed! (Hey, I may be over 50 but inside there is this little kid who still loves to play!)

Have a Sparkling Saturday!
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L*I*T*A* 5/16/2009 11:39PM

    wishing you well soon..............take care and don't overdo..................blessings and hugs............lita

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SPARKLESSENCE 5/16/2009 7:28PM

    I love your attitude, Cyndi! There's that old saying, "Attitude is altitude," and you're a wonderful living example of that. Rest up well in that nice new bed you so wisely purchased. Here's hoping the injections are still continuing to work on your back pain and that tomorrow might be even a little more pain-free for you. You give lots of "Sparkle" to our Saturdays and every other day of the week, and who sez we kids in the over-50 section of the sandbox can't have a great time having fun? All the best, Sara emoticon

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SUNNY89 5/16/2009 12:38PM

    Hope you feel better soon.

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