Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Well after being accepted in the Nursing Program at my college, I spent too many hours sitting at a desk studying, grabbing food when and where I could because I felt I didn't have much time to cook, and not exercising for the same reason. And now I weigh my highest amount ever in my life. I have type 2 diabetes and I have knee pain. With my right knee, I have a tear in my meniscus, some wear and tear, as well as some arthritis. My insurance is fighting me on the surgery my doctor says I need (he is very well respected). In the mean while, my final semester in nursing school as well as my new career lies in the balance. No one is going to hire me if I have these knee issues. I may not be able to finish school because of it. I just ask that any of you that may read this, please pray for me. I only have 7 weeks left before school starts back. I need to be ready for this somehow. I am revamping my diet and whatever exercise I can attain. I have a stationary bike and I pray I can use it without too much pain. Thanks for any encouragement or info you offer. Unfortunately I do not have access to a pool which I think would be ideal.
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    emoticon You can do it, with God's help and your own dedication. I believe nurses truly do God's work on earth; He will care for you.
    2081 days ago
    have you looked up any sp videos that are chair exercises? there are lots of ways to build muscle and burn calories that are less hard on the knees. emoticon
    2081 days ago
    Just don't give up on your YOU goals or SCHOOL goals. Everthing happens for a reason. I will pray for you. emoticon
    2081 days ago
    I am sorry that you are facing so many obstacles at once. Too bad there is not a way to rig your bike so you can pedal with your hands instead of your legs... I have found that the more I share what is going on with me here, the more advice I get and the more stable my life becomes, so keep coming back. I am pulling for you! emoticon
    2081 days ago
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    I'll be praying for ya! I have bad knees too so I can relate to that...sure wishing I had a swimming pool too! Just got up from my desk at work to go for a walk and my knee was giving me a good bit of pain. Well, I am happy to report that it wasn't hurting so bad just a few minutes into my 10 min walk. Sometimes, I think sitting too long causes it to tighten up.

    Hang in there and do the best you can...leave the rest to God!
    2081 days ago
    emoticon look on line for exercises to help your knees...I'm not sure if there is anything, but it wouldn't hurt to check...I know the pool would have been ideal...but you will have to make do with you have...you have an exciting career/life ahead of you...don't give up now!
    2081 days ago
    I have lifted prayer on your behalf & will continue to do so as Holy Spirit brings your needs to mind.

    God bless you with His peace & with His wisdom as you do battle with the insurance company.

    2081 days ago
    I totally get your plight. School, especially nursing, with the schedule, the course load, clinicals etc... Very stressful. School is no picnic.

    I wish you the very best in your efforts. You have a tough situation to deal with.

    All you can do is your best. Exercise does help cope with the stress but I would also try to carve out peaceful me time to help settle your nerves... I know.. Easier said than done. Stress has a lot to do with weight gain both hormonally and in provoking bad food choices. Try your best. And give yourself a big hug... You deserve it.
    2081 days ago
    That is a tough spot. You need the bike, but not to the point of hurting you more. I think your life is going in a great direction. You are almost through with nursing school ~ woo hoo!!! Great job! God will provide you with the strength
    AND patience you need! You got this!! emoticon
    2081 days ago
    Thx for sharing. And keep ur head up. You can do this.
    2081 days ago
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