I have a knigh, I guess it beats a cankle!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My last blog entry was "hit a wall". Boy I wasn't kidding. I have been a spark people SLACKER lately and I have missed you guys!!

I had my surgery a week ago today. I was told that since it was arthroscopic that it would be "a piece of cake", an "easy, quick recovery". Well, I guess it is all relative. It has been anything but easy although I am able to walk unassisted. Scratch that. I am able to LIMP unassisted.

I like to joke around about my knigh (knee the size of a thigh). At least, it is easier to hide under capris than a cankle. LOL. All joking aside, I just want to walk without a limp, go up and down stairs, and most of all, get moving on that treadmill again.

I love watching the Biggest Loser and I was really able to relate last night when Daris talked about overtraining for the marathon and injuring his knee. That is exactly what I did. I over did it and now I have to allow myself time to recover so I don't go through this again.

My weight is not great, not horrible. It is steady and acceptable. I've lost some of what I gained but not all of it. All and all, I am up 4lbs from where I was when I tore my meniscus and about 10-13 pounds from my goal. I will get there. This is a delay, a set back, but not a failure and I am not going to give up.

My post op follow up with the surgeon is tomorrow. I can't wait to hear what he says, if I am recovering as he expects and EXACTLY what he saw and did in there. I was a little disappointed that he didn't come see me after the surgery to let me know. He left before I woke up. I thought that was thoughtless at best and unprofessional at worst. Either way, I look forward to learning more about what he did to repair this. More to come, I guess.

'Night all!!!!
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    Tia, so glad your surgery is over and you are healing. Praying that your recovery is complete and rapid. You are not slacking, you are healing!!! There is a major difference between taking proper care of yourself and slacking!!! Be careful as you are limping around...I am sure you are doing better each day and your knee is getting stronger. Although at the time of your blog, you were only a week out of surgery, you are still about to joke about it. That's wonderful...you still have your sense of humor so I know you are doing well!!
    Let us know how your follow up visit with the surgeon went and how you are really doing. Keeping you in prayer.
    Blessings and hugs,
    2830 days ago
  • C11ELF16
    Glad you made it through the surgery. Looking forwarding to your next blog that says you are walking GREAT and feeling yourself again. It is great that your able to do well with your weight despite the ability to do a lot of walking, etc. Keep up the good work. Here is to a speedy recovery ! Take care. ((HUGS))
    2833 days ago
    I hope your recovery is short. Take care and feel better soon.
    2836 days ago
    Good luck with the followup appointment. Hang in there - you'll get better day by day and week by week. I had my knee ligaments reconstructed 30 years ago (before arthroscopic -- spent 10 days in the hospital, 2 months in a cast, 3-4 months on crutches). And have now had my knee replaced. It's interesting to balance between pushing myself enough while not over-doing it. No more ralking for me -- it's pure walking, but I can walk ever so much better than I could.

    2837 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    It was very thoughtless of the doctor to leave without talking to you after surgery, never have heard of a doctor not speaking with you afterward--and/or family. Believe me, the swelling will go down and you will be able to walk without limping, it just takes time.
    2837 days ago
    I hope you knee heals well. I really like ralking (running when I can, but mostly walking). I would miss it if I could not do it.
    2837 days ago
    best to you
    2837 days ago
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