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Knees and other things

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I've been struggling for more than a month now with knee problems. I've had problems with my knees for years, but nothing like what I'm experiencing now. I've had many days when its been very difficult to get around my apartment. With rest things would get better, but as soon as I started to get back to my normal habits I'd be hobbled again. After a couple of these cycles, I've finally admitted that whatever is going on is serious and must be treated.

Add into that that I'm with the plethora who had health insurance starting January 1 and this started in December. First I was waiting for Jan. 1 to get here, and then for my insurance information to arrive. Jan. 1 came and went, and still no insurance information. Again, I finally had to give up on the idea that I wouldn't have to do anything. Yesterday I started making phone calls. It took hours, until early this morning, to get the information I need to be able to use my insurance. Then I had to pick a doctor. A few more phone calls, and I've found one and have an appointment.

I am very lucky to have a local friend who has offered to help, since I can't get around these days. Since I need to arrange an appointment around her work schedule, I won't get to the doctor for another couple of weeks. Still, its progress. I wish that I could convince myself that I'm going to go to the doctor and everything is going to be great. I'm not even convinced that I won't need a specialist and maybe even surgery, but I'm still glad that I've done something, finally.

My next issue is curbing my emotional eating and changing my goals to account for my lack of activity. I have definitely gained over the past month and I was already headed away from my goals instead of toward them. If I can't exercise, I need put that time to good use managing my eating and trying to reach other goals.

All of this, of course, makes meeting my other goals just that much harder. How the heck to I get additional work when I'm in pain if I walk around my apartment too much? Yep, that's the question. What a mess!
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    Sending positive thoughts to you.
    1500 days ago
    Sorry to hear of your pain and difficulty. Heal and be well.

    All the best.

    1501 days ago
    Wow! A lot going on.

    Experienced the phone calls and more phone calls situation. Glad you are getting results, tho.

    I'd like to know more about, "changing my goals to account for my lack of activity."


    My knees are doing okay; it's the rest of me......
    1501 days ago
    Hun I have been there and done that with the knee issues. 5 surgeries later at the age of 38 i had knee replacements.. At first i Cringed at the thought of having that done at such a young age, but I was in so much pain I could nt exercise or have any quality of life. It is the best thing I ever did!!!! I joined spark, lost some weight and fell better than ever.
    I struggle with emotional eating right now as all, in fact if you follow my blogs at al you know that I understand your pain there. In fact my work has a wellness challenge going on right now, when they weighed me I about cried. I didnt even realize the damage was that bad. Back to tracking for me!!!
    I wish you the best of luck and keep me in the know and feel free to message me if you need to talk or need some advice on the knee situation.
    1501 days ago
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