Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Day 62 of my walking streak and lots to think about.
Well just back from seeing the knee spec. He showed me the exrays and yes the R knee is a fair bit bone on bone on the inner side, and also some on the top ( which explains the flipping feeling) he did say so what do you want to do. Our province no longer goes by the age 60 rule which is good. Also said that I am young ( 56 new years eve) but quality of life is what we talk about. He got me to lift my leg and straighten it and I thought it was straight but no, and I allready knew the flexion is very poor to go back( ie under a chair etc). He said it is up to me, have me the the "what can happen - blood clots, inner and outer infection, wearing of parts, moving of parts ( eeek) etc) Also said the pain is extreme I mentioned I found the scoping of my knee bad, he smiled said well then this is about 150% worse OMG!!!!
So I mentioned I started doing pre surg. exercises, said Great continue, they can only help and also even though your knee will not "get better' or grow new bone or cartlige the xercises can make your leg and knee stronger so that the pain doesn't get worse faster, or doesnt' feel worse which can put surg. on hold longer ( as I am young for the surg).
I said okay...........he said so make your mind let my sec. know and we will go from there, but there is a year to year and half waiting list.... YES!!!! I wanted to not have to be rushed, to get my legs stronger, lose wt, etc. Also said that if I change my mind cos the pain is no worse, or better ec. I can say no, then if in a year or whatever it is bad again come back and get put on the list but do go to the bottom which would make a year or two wait again.
SO for now I am eeeek oh the list, terrified but on the list. Hubby said had I come out and they had offered it and I had refused he said I think I would have hit you LOL he then said to dd if she changes her mind and is in as much pain as she is... then I will leave but he was smiling! LOL
Okay so today we are going to go to costco get dog food, eggs whatever else. I am also going to continue reading whole 30 . I was going to start that now but know I am not ready, I am not deciding to eat tons at xmas, or anything may not even back half of the way less that i did last year, that all depends on the state of this house! But do know that I don't want to be starting and stopping as that doesn't help anything. So will continue to eat as well s have been the past week and learn till the new year.
I am going to contiue the leg exercises, and Know that my leg can only get stronger. Also going to really learn and implement other strength exercises. So now have some goals which i will be thinking on and making concrete in the new year!
Even though I am terrified, I am hoping that with more care of myself, I can put it off for a few more years but if not then I also know I will be in better shape for surgery and after within a years time.
Now gotta go pick up dd as she is going with us to costco.
HUGS all be back later!!
Monday, December 03, 2012
Although I have not been as far as I was the other week. I honestly don't know what gave me such great numbers, didn't seem to be walking further. But know it has been cold and damp so yesterday and today haven't been near as far. Also she is sleeping more, guess a growing spurt again as she would eat and sleep and then play hard lol
We are driving dad to hosptial in a bit, he has a test to be done, and wants us to take him, he then insists on going out for supper cos "he" doesn't want to drive in traffic. Funny we are taking our car and we both can do the traffic. Oh well my kitchen will stay clean longer.
Tomorrow is knee spec. day, curious if he says wait longer, or go on list, or put on list now. I hope not the last as I don't want to have it done now. Much rather when all the renos and stuff is done, we have a bathroom on this floor and the weather is better. Oh well sure I will find out., maybe I won't even be ready yet.....
Hear dad moving around down there, he was having a nap when dd went down. She and I went out to shop but we ended up at the fruit and veggie store only LOL well good choice and I met up with an old work friend so had a great chat.
Best go get ready. Going to take a book with me, as hubby will use the phone and I can read. Dad said it takes an hr on the table. can't remember what it is he is having done.
HUGS and hope you all have a great evening!
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Allie has been with us 60 days and tomorrow she is 4 months old. Sitll a pain in the butt, but oh so loveable lol She is learning but when she has been out and out and wants out again, all I wish is that our backyard fence was fixed and stairs from upper deck were done. Oh well.
I have a touch of a headache today. It is dull and damper and just a cold fall/winter day. Hubby and I are talking and talking about rv vs woods, and how long you can live out of your province and for that mattter out of country. Anyway wont be anytime soon but we talk about it occasionally. That was what the decision was I was going on about, nothing serious for now.
As for the last post, I don't get depressed anymore in Dec. yes my birthday isn't my fav day at all but that is partly cos it is year end, if it was a diff day then whatever. I just sometimes can't be bothered with all this commercialism and hoppla and decorating for a few days. But still do it and don't really get down. Lately it has been my belly sore and funny feeling that has been botthering me.
Tomorrow dad has an apt at the hosp. so we will take him, it is here in Dart. but he wants us to take him, and he wants to go out for supper after. Oh fine but not sure what I will have. Getting tired of eaing their fish everytime. lol
thinking I will get a blanket and try to curl up on couch for bit or maybe even go lay on the bed. Depends if hubby is done discussing lol He put the 2nd coat of mud on and tomorrow will put a third and then tues can probably paint. We will have it done yet, he figures 2 wks and be done enough to have our upstairs organized. then in the new year start on the bathroom on this floor. Then be done till the steps goign from upper deck have to be done.
Okay off to lay down for while. cya hugs
Saturday, December 01, 2012
hMMM First day of December, not my fav month at all. As a child I used to cry every Christmas, Mum said she never knew if I got too much, didn't like what I got or what but I would cry. I don't remember that but do remember as a child not knowing how to say thank you. Not physically saying thank you but feeling overwhelmed and so Thank FUL. Anyway I don't know if I ever told her that, but didn't realize that till was in my late 20s or so.
I don't like Christmas in that I often get melancholy not sure why, and then my birthday is new years eve and I get depressed cos I haven't ever done what I planned to do in that year. Not just losing wt, but other things too. This year I have done better on my wt loss, nowhere near where I could have been but considering i wasn't able to move a lot of the summer, I am pleased. I hope to be under 180 by my birthday.
Today went and got 2 flannel shirts for hubby and a long sleeve tshirt for me, ( we will put them up for xmas but they were on sale and i would rather he chose his own)Also got some clothes for Thomas and Eva. So that is done, now just dd, dil and dad. Whatever else we decide to get for each other. I am not sure what hubby wants... me I want some new clothes I think. and have to get boots mine leak and hurt to put on. Was looking today but man, have wide feet and also with that super high sore instep it is hard to find something my foot will slip into.
Only 12,000 some steps today, my L top of my foot, my R two small toes hurt along with a bit of pain in my knee. So we did one long one this am, then smaller ones. Also when shopping only went to two stores. One lady was watching us buy for the kids, and hubby was saying look this pink and that black with the pink little bows match, she said you are so lucky, my husband wont even come walk with me to look and here he is trying to match. LOL I said yea but did you hear him a bit ago... he started to laugh cos he chose a sweater for Thomas that I totally agreed, then jogging pants and 2 tshirts he said now don't unchose what I chose for MY Grandson LOL he was joking but will say if you don't like it cos it doesn't match etc, he gets mad. lol
Ds called this eve and hubby answered, after a bit Thomas must have wanted the phone and he said hi Thomas and then a huge smile, he actually said HI THERE PEPE. then went on to babble about papa. but he has never called us pepe or nan. He still is so behind but will talk some. Having a huge issue with toilet training, he was doing pretty good, now says NO TOILET but yet wants to take his poppy diaper or pullup off. they have never pushed the toilet so nto sure what has caused the change. Oh well.
DD is having bladder issues with Allies sister. she has been on meds for UTI and is back on them and if this doestn work they may have to insert a needle into the bladder to check the pee there. EEEEKKK ouch and $$$ and of course she isn't working.
Okay tonight, I am going to go do my knee exercises which YES I have been keepign up on 2x day, then maybe sauna, and bath then bed and read or sleep May be just the bath not sure yet. Depends what time I get up there. lol
HUGS and talk to you all in the am.
HMMM RV vs WOODS............
Friday, November 30, 2012
Guess for the next few days the BRRRR is here! -17 C wind chill this am. Man that was one cold wind when we were out. Not much warmer as the day went on. We did go for a few walks but only 1 long one.7 pm and at 12,976 steps so must have walked somewhere lol
Hubby got the elec. done so now has the trim and new elec heat to put in in that room. Granted can't do trim with all the stuff, easier once the furniture is placed some and boxes are emptied. Got the towel rack for kitchen , and one for bathroom. So trim, door trim, 1 door on, 2 closet doors, and level hall and bathroom floors, then put down the peel and stick tile and then done opps nope have to paint he bottom part of that one wall and in the backsplash area of kitchen where cupboards aren't. But certainly coming along even though doesn't seem diff with boxes still.
I drove them to legion, did a bit of stuff, then sat and read. Got a really bad pain right above navel, then it got worse, so much so that when I drove them home and got in house I wasn't able to stand straight. hubby gave me a gas x and so far still pain but burping. Pain isnt bending over bad now. Not sure what it is. Two days ago I washed my jeans and wasn't able to even pull them close to my belly said I have to be bloated as they have fit fine and I haven't gained actually lost 2 lbs. Anyway was fine got a diff pair that fit and wore them. Now this eve I notice I am bloated again. I haven't yet had supper so not what I ate then anyway. Hoping it leaves, have been eating better so not sure. Put my supper away for while will try later.
Well not a lot more, think will be a quiet night, not sure we will be going for a very far walk, hubby will let her out the front but doesn't walk her. Oh well Allie you will survive my girl.
HUGS to all, Anjay hope your pain can get figured out, wish you could get to a naturopath in probably Kentville area although there are others, many in town too. HUGS girl.
Okay off for bit going to go look at magazines and rest. cya later and btw just to let you know I have no gallbladder so not that! lol
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