Monday, July 12, 2010
well i had to reschedule my docs appt i had for tomorrow, i guess i didnt have to but i did.
for one, i cannot drive yet, and i am still having trouble getting up and down my steps, the knee pops and cracks and sometimes it hurts like a cowbite...do cows bite, well if they do i bet it hurts.
anyway, so i call thinking they will get me in 2 or 3 weeks, i find out my doc is leaving next week and wont be back until sept and they cant get me in til sept 9th....now this is a mixed blessing.
on the one hand, it might set me back on his schedule, but, it will give me time to get back on the track i was one before my injury sidelined me.
i still cant walk for exercise and sometimes, i even have trouble walking period.
but i have 8 weeks and no more excuses....if i were on 2 good feet and could walk and really get a good burning exercise going, i might be able to do 15 to 20 lbs in 8 weeks, and if i could do 10 to 14 i would even be thrilled.
but this gives me the chance to do 8 at least.
but i am going for 16...heck if i cant lose 2lbs a week, then what am i doing here?
even with the injury i should be able to do that, and the first thing, is good bye yet again to coca cola...that drug is my addiction, but tomorrow hes gone.
i might be setting my self up for failure, was it babe ruth who used to point to the bleachers before he hit the ball to indicate where it was going?
i am pointing to 16 lbs, i just hope im as good as the babe!!!!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
well the day came for my surgery on friday...i was scared, but i came thru ok, bill sat with me until they came and wheeled me in and the last thing i remember was them placing those electrodes on me and telling me to breath into the mask.
i woke up...as i suspected with alot of back pain, from laying for so long in one position.
my throat sore and tight from the tube and coughing alot.
they gave me morphine and valium to help with the pain and after about an hour they sent me home.
dazed and confused and hungry and scared and ready to crawl onto the couch and not move.
will write more later as the cruthces have aggravated my carpal tunnel...what a week
Monday, July 05, 2010
well i had my leg surgery on friday...and today is the first post i have put up since...havent gotten on the pc much. just enuff to check in on things and track a few points.
the leg is still hurting, but will post more about the actual surgery, etc, when i have more time, just wanted to let u all know i made it out alive and my dressings come off today.
will update later.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
when my brother was little, my grandparents and cousins all went on a summer vacation to the smokeys...my brother wasnt the best swimmer and was less than happy about being in the water, but seeing all the other kids having a blast sliding down the slide, decided to give it a go....
little did he realize how deep the water was on that end and so once he got close to the end of the slide, he grabbed hold of the sides and held on and started trying to climb back up, but others were sliding and he had to give in and just go into the deep end...
i guess that is the way i have felt the last few days, about this knee surgery tomorrow.
like, i am hanging on, and cant decide if i should just let go, or hold on.
i know i need the surgery and everyone says its ok, its no biggie, its a simple procedure and the doctor acts like hes just spreading butter on a roll...something u do without much fanfare or thought.
by around 10 am tomorrow i should be on the operating table, and dread just continues to build inside.
its about the stupiest things, like, hating to be naked under the gown, my sister works in the surgical recovery and she told me to just keep my underwear on if i want to, she said alot of ppl do.
and its stuff like, my back hurting from laying for so long in one position.
the dryness of my mouth from the gas.
i guess i am just putting up roadblocks.
but anyway, just nerves, hopefully they give me some kickass drugs and i wont even know what i was so worried about..."way to go tube and baggie"...frank barone....
will update as soon as i am able to get back in front of the pc.
hope u all have a good weekend and a great 4th of july....will be watching the hot dog eating contest on tv and i better not see any of you there hahaha
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