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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I am healing...I have to keep reminding myself of that. I'm much better off than I was last Thursday. I'm down to one crutch, instead of two. I'm weight-bearing and can even hobble around the house without the crutch for short distances. I'm not taking any pain medication anymore.

Of course it's not coming soon enough for me, but it is happening. And once I get in to see the ortho guy, and find out just what's wrong, just what I can/cannot do, I can begin to heal even more. I have to keep reminding myself of this because I'm sore everywhere else! The crutch limp thing I'm doing is causing my sides and wrist to be sore. My other side (hip and knee) are sore from carrying all that weight without the aid of the left side.

This morning the scale was up a pound, too. But I'm sure it's retention or something, as I've still been doing well with my food plan. And I know I jump up and down a few pounds normally...I'm just super sensitive because of my lack of mobility right now.

Anyway...I do realize I am improving. I do see that I'm able to do more without pain. I'm healing. I really, really am.

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LOLAGEEK 1/18/2009 1:18AM

    It is good to read that you are progressing. Now don't do anything silly that will set you back. I am glad you are off pain meds as well.

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MAINEROCKS 1/14/2009 9:22AM

    patience! :-) at least that is what i am trying to have! this healing thing is not a fast process but we are on our way! taht is great that you are down to one crutch. can't wait to hear what the doc says and hopefully fairly good news!

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Still moving in the right direction...ever so slowly

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The scale continues to slowly move in the right direction. I'm trying very hard to be happy about this and NOT think about how much quicker it would move if I wasn't stuck on the couch with my knee on ice/heat and elevated. But of course, I went there. I'm doing well with my food now...and I'm glad I'm doing well in this area. I'm just worried about how long I can keep it up without the exercise component. And I have no idea how long I'll be out of commission.

But one day at a time...I can do anything for one day, right?! I'll reach out for support when I'm feeling weak and I'll get through this. I will!

The photo is of my caregivers!

That's my leg and the dogs on the couch with me...little brown one is Toby, little black and white one is Roxie and the beast is Daisy!

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MAINEROCKS 1/12/2009 10:18AM

    holy cow! i think the last pic i saw of daisy, she was still a bit of a pup, no? my how they grow!
congrats on the scale movement! i know what you mean about being nervous of how long you can keep it up with no exercise, but it is absolutely possible to keep it up while you are injured so don't let any negative thoughts hinder you. YOU CAN DO IT!! :-) and just think... every ounce you lose is an ounce less that knee has to deal with. so you are doing GREAT!

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Friday, January 09, 2009

I called for the for the soonest ortho appointment I could get and that's not until the 20th!! So I'm on crutches until then. That really stinks!

Anyway, clearly no exercise program for a while. I'll have to be very careful with all the foods that go into my mouth! This is going to be so hard! I tend to eat when under stress!

Time to go take some pain meds...ugh!

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DCFKAF 1/9/2009 11:07AM

    I am on the cancellation list.

I like how you look at things...I, too, will look at it as tackling one thing at a time! One less thing to worry about for a while! Thanks for the positive perspective!


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MAINEROCKS 1/9/2009 10:35AM

    I hate it when that happens! Can they put you on the cancellation list?

If there is a silver lining perhaps it is this... sometimes it's hard to jump back on the wagon with food and exercise at the same time, so now you are forced to hold off on the exercise and focus on the nutrition side.
By the time you are back in action for exercise, you'll be eating perfectly ;-)

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Not doing very well...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Two large bone spurs and two "shadows" that need to be looked into. I have to go to the orthopedic surgeon and I'm not very happy. Ugh! I'm on pain meds that don't eradicate the pain but make me loopy and a bit weepy.

More as I know more. emoticon

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MAINEROCKS 1/8/2009 10:24PM

    My fingers are crossed for you!!

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LOLAGEEK 1/8/2009 10:20PM

    Oh, I am sorry to hear that you are not doing well right now. I hope the surgeon will give you some decent news.

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Oh no!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

I spoke...er...blogged too soon! My knee is much worse. I can't do stairs now at all. I am going to urgent care this evening, when I get out of work. I can't get in to see my doctor for a couple days and I can't continue going on like this. I'm really kicking myself for putting this off so long. But I'm going tonight. Hopefully, I'll know more soon....I'll update when I know more.

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MAINEROCKS 1/8/2009 1:51PM

    I wouldn't be a very good spark friend if I sai I TOLD YOU SO, so I won't say it :-) I'm glad you are getting right in there today and hopefully they can get to the bottom of this!! So as not to be a hypocrite, I'm calling my doc today too about a pain I have had on the side of my knee for a couple months now. Hopefully we both get good news

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