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Doctor visit to follow up knee replacement...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I definitely have to bring my list of questions regarding my knee...it seems I always forget to ask something....have some issues with my incision and numbness and stiffness and need to know if that is normal or not. Keeping the knee active is much easier said than done. So far, I think everything is good. emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 9/17/2009 5:58PM

    I'm glad your knee is doing so well!! Both my sister (both knees) and sister-in-law (one) have had knee replacements and they feel so much better for it. They say the secret is to be persistent and do the leg exercises. I'm so impressed that you are able to walk that far. Keep up the great work!!!

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FITKAT2010 9/16/2009 7:58AM

    Get your money's worth! If this was a life or death situation, you'd remember what to ask. Make the list and make certain you get everyone answered to your satisfaction. Don't let the doctor rush through your check-up.

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Mentally better, but have huge head/neck ache....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Didn't sleep well last night because I couldn't get comfortable in bed. My neck hurt and then my head. Tried ice which helped some and must have rearranged my pillows about 300 times. Woke up once during night and watched the movie, "My Life," which was uplifting and depressing at the same time as I have tumors on my pancreas which have been growing for the past 2 years. I worry about them turning into pancreatic cancer which is what the main character died of in this movie. It is hard to be positive when I have "a ticking time bomb" in my pancreas. The doctor said there was nothing I did to cause this and nothing I can do to prevent it from turning into cancer, but he did say the kind of tumors I have rarely turn into cancer. Still...I worry about it. emoticon

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FITKAT2010 9/13/2009 8:17AM

    Sweetpea, that is a good sign that the doctor says it isn't cancer. Why fret? Why put yourself through torment and emotional pain over something that isnt?

I will tell you that when we start on this journey towards health/fitness/reaching our goals that fear does rear it's ugly head as if to ask us to choose: Fear or Love.

So, please choose once again for Love, which is your natural inheritance. No matter what the body does or doesn't do, it is our mind that chooses our experience.


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    Sorry to hear about your restless night. When I find myself like this I never turn on the TV because for some reason I get wide awake, same with reading a book. I have some craft projects going all the time (cross stitch or plastic canvas). This seems to calm me more so I can sleep. Hope you rest better tonight.

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MUSIC66 9/13/2009 7:45AM

    sorry about the tumors and sorry you had a sore neck and a sore head . also so that you found it hard to get comfortable in bed aswell. emoticon

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Walked 45 minutes today...about 2.5 miles...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Even though I got a slow start this morning I went for a walk and was gone anhour but rested about 15 minutes before coming home. I estimate I walked about 2.5 miles and now I plan to go swimming. I feel much better already. Just have to be sure I don't overdo on the swimming like I did a few weeks ago. I will probably stay in the pool only 1/2 hour this time. I was upset this morning cause I weighed in 2 lb heavier than yesterday but reweighed and it was only 1 lb. I have bought so many scales cause I can't seem to get an accurate one. If anyone reading this blog knows what brand is good, please let me know. My present scale has been adjusted to match my doctor's scale every time I get weighed there and now it is about 5 lb off (of course the wrong way!). emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IUHRYTR 9/12/2009 6:44PM

    You continue to inspire 'T'. -- Lou

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SUSIEPH1 9/12/2009 4:57PM

    Do you have a gym or a chemist nearby? the best scales to use are the calibrated kind .. I am not worrying about my actual weight so much as cms lost !! have a wonderful day!! you are doing well .. I love the pool I exercise in the pool doing running in the water, walking up and down. sideways , using the resistance of the water .. it makes me feel great !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITKAT2010 9/12/2009 3:49PM

    The best scale is the type your doctor has. They are pricey though. My Omron Body Annalysis scale is very accurate and measures weight and several other health factors. $85 through Amazon.com.

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ODIE244184 9/12/2009 1:44PM

    I just try to weigh myself on the same scale each time at around the same time of day. I watch for the trend hopefully going down as opposed to focusing on one number. I don't weigh to often because I tend to get obsessed with it.

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BIGT_56 9/12/2009 1:13PM

    I know that my weight will fluctuate during the day by a couple of lbs. I try and weight first thing in the morning before I drink or eat anything. I have noticed that if I feel like I have water weight gain (maybe from to much salt the day before) that after I am up and going for a while and weigh again, the excess lbs. will have gone back down some. That could have been what happened to you this morning. The walk took some of the excess water weight off.

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 9/12/2009 11:56AM

    I have bought 4 different scales and I like the weight watchers best. The others broke after about 1-3 months of use. My weight is never with the doctor's scales. His is always about 4 pounds heavier. I just count what is on my scales and weigh in once a week. No matter if I have some edema and gained I still take the weight on Saturday.

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Slept in late Saturday..now I gotta move it, move it!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I have been up an hour and have only Sparked and ate breakfast so far. I have to take my vitamins and Rx's and go for a walk...Will blog after I go 3 miles...

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FITKAT2010 9/12/2009 9:36AM

    Get 'er done girlfriend!

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Sunday morning blues...

Sunday, September 06, 2009

So glad Monday is a day off.... I might have overdone shopping, etc yesterday and am feeling funky and achey. At this point 7:15 a.m. I am waiting for the pool to open at 9:00 so I can swim and do water exercises. I will even get on the stationary bike for 15 minutes or so to loosen up the knee first. It is so easy to skimp on the exercises and I know I need to keep working on that new knee replacement to get it to as normal as possible. Have to "kick myself in the a$$" and make myself do what I am supposed to do.

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NANAKONATA 9/6/2009 8:17PM

    This is exactly the types of feelings I was having today... We have to push past these moments, and keep on sparking on! emoticon emoticon

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BIGT_56 9/6/2009 11:04AM

    Like I have said before, you are one tough lady. You are doing what you need to do to get that knee healthy again. I don't know if I could work through the pain as I know you have had to do. Keep up the good work and you will get there.
Hope you had a lovely swim this morning...now sit out in the sun and rest for a while...Sunday is the day of rest!

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ARTYMARTY2 9/6/2009 9:38AM

    Turn Sunday Blues into Sunny Sunday Yellows........
I hope you are in the pool by now and sipping mint juleps.......
Enjoy, rest and collage this afternoon if you can.
Just rip out pictures of you in a Sunny Sunday Place and go for it.

Track your food, mix in some fun and enjoy the day.

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GAEA3070 9/6/2009 8:58AM

    You can do it! emoticon


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    You know what you need to do and you have made your plans. I am sure you will follow through! emoticon

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