Sunday, November 17, 2013
Well, sort of but not actually there will be a "time out". I am having an arthroscopy on my right knee on Tuesday, and that is going to limit my fitness minutes for a couple of weeks. This is my "non-metal" knee. I have often said it was my "good knee" indicating that it was the one that had not been replaced. Or calling it my "bad knee" since it is the one I have the most trouble with now.
But the truth about my knee replacement of 5 years ago on the left knee is that I would not consider it a "good knee". OK...there is not the same pain I used to have with it. That is good! But I cannot kneel on it at all, for any length of time due to the pain from it. It always feels tight and swollen, and sometimes when walking it kind of locks back and throws me off balance. But according the the surgeon, he sees it as a total success because there is not the same kind of pain. Guess we just have different ideas and hopes for success.
So that means I am not in any hurry to have the right one replaced. But since I am having so much trouble with it, I have to do something. The arthroscopy is what we have decided. To clean up the bone chips, see what other damage there is, possibly do a cortisone shot in it, and have a clearer picture of when it might need to actually be replaced.
So...a sort of "time out". But I will be tracking and watching my food to try and counterbalance the lack of physical activity.
Back soon, I promise!