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New journey...

Monday, March 25, 2013

So back on March 7, I wrote a blog about why do I do this to myself. Thank you everyone for your encouraging words.

Well now I'm on a new journey. Since 2001, I have had 3 knee surgeries--2001, 2006 and 2010. In 2010 I was told that I have little to no cartilage left in my knee. But I had no restrictions. I continued doing what I had been doing.

June 2012--I decided to begin a couch to 5k program. I successfully ran a 5k race in September. I was doing great. I LOVED running.

December 2012--I fell getting into the bathtub. I bashed my "bad" knee off the edge of the tub. Some minor pain and swelling at first. I didn't think much of it. As the weeks go by, the pain in my knee gets worse.

January 2013--I see my orthopedic doctor. I'm told that it needs sometime to heal more since it only had been 3 weeks. He did suggest which I received the Simvasc shot. It is a lubricating shot to help with no cartilage in the knee.

March 2013--Back to the ortho doc for a check up. Still pain in knee. Now I am put into an off-loading knee brace and prescribed PT with weight loss.

So on March 13, I began PT with weight loss. I go for PT 3 times a week. Last week on March 19 was my 1st weigh in there. I lost 3.5 lbs. My therapists were impressed with my weight loss. I was shocked. I didn't think that I had done that well. I work my butt off when I am at PT. I am probably one of the sweatiest people there during my hour there. I don't slow down unless my knee tells me to.

So tomorrow is my next weigh in. I'm nervous. I don't think that I lost much this week. Life happened this weekend. As everyone knows (or if you didn't), I'm an EMT and have been for 13 years. For the 2nd time in 3 years, I had to perform CPR on a friend...this time a fellow EMT. God decided that he needed her with him more than we needed her here on earth. So my food choices were not the greatest. I'll admit it and have to both of my therapist and weight loss specialist.

So today, I'm back on my plan that I have created. I'll be drinking my water with a slight increase. I will take whatever the scale says tomorrow.
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2BEHEALTHY2014 3/25/2013 2:12PM

    I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

Good luck with your weigh in.

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JENSTRESS 3/25/2013 1:25PM

    Well, that would be a hard time to watch what you eat. I wish you the best in your journey. There will be pitfalls and victories, just learn from each of them and continue!

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