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.