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5th day back to work after knee replacement, doing well
Saturday, August 01, 2009      2 comments

I walked on treadmill for 20 minutes before work on Friday and it helped so much with the pain and stiffness I had the other days this week. I also can start work a half hour late 2 days a week to accommodate going to therapy pool before work a... Read more
4th day back to work after knee replacement
Thursday, July 30, 2009      4 comments

Would like to say it's easy getting back to work but I am not used to sitting in a chair for 4 hours and am having pains. I get up every hour to get the kinks out and am icing intermittently. Not as productive as I would like to be and am tak... Read more
Back to work 7 weeks after knee replacement
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday was first day back after 8 weeks of being gone (1 week of vacation before surgery). My cubicle was increased in size while I was gone. There was a revamping of the floor plan while I was gone. Couldn't believe how many emails there ... Read more
Back to work 7 weeks after knee replacement
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      1 comments

Thank goodness I am working only half days for now. Today will be my second day back to work. It was nice to see my old cubicle (they made it bigger while I was gone). Gotta get going so I am not late this morning. First day back went well.... Read more
6 weeks since knee replacement...doing great
Thursday, July 23, 2009      2 comments

I am able to slowly use the exercise bike and get my feet all the way around. Though there is still pain with this, it is much improved. I am not using a cane or walker any more and can go up and down stairs normally, though slowly. I am so r... Read more
5 weeks since knee replacement
Tuesday, July 14, 2009      5 comments

I am tired of having pain, but now my other pains (besides the surgical site) are beginning to rival the surgery pain so I guess that is a sign I am recuperating. Saw my internist today and she prescribed Celebrex, but pharmacy said they had to... Read more
4+ weeks since knee replacement...doing well
Friday, July 10, 2009      2 comments

I won't say it doesn't hurt but it is getting better. I went swimming yesterday and didn't even bring my cane (wished I had it, though). I drove myself to the pool and the walk to the locker room was further than I remembered. I mostly walked... Read more
Home for a week and doing great with rehab of knee surgery
Sunday, June 28, 2009      6 comments

Got up the courage to go downstairs and wash my own clothes and that wasn't so bad afterall. I checked with the pharmacist and was told if I didn't take a pain pill for 8 hours I could drive (these are the weaker pain pills), so, of course, I h... Read more
Doing well in knee rehab...
Friday, June 26, 2009      4 comments

I am still having lots of discomfort and trying to wean off the pain pills. Quite an ordeal, but ice is helping and moving around as much as possible and wearing TED hose is helping. So glad to be home in my own environment. Hopefully, in a w... Read more
Rehab update...going home tomorrow...yipee...
Saturday, June 20, 2009      6 comments

emoticon I am excited to go home tomorrow morning after 10 days in TCU at very nice nursing home. Had 3 therap... Read more
Memorial Day...remembering those who are gone...
Monday, May 25, 2009      4 comments

My mother always grieved over my dad on Memorial Day. My birthday was the next day, on May 31st. He died when she was pregnant with me and I was born about 5 months after he died of heart attack with no warning at age 38. She lived to be 72 a... Read more
Knocked kneed and pigeon-toed....
Saturday, May 23, 2009      3 comments

My knees....have become knocked kneed and painful to the point that I opted for knee replacements. The left will be done on June 8th. I am going on vacation from my job May 29th through June 5th and then will be having surgery on June 8th. Th... Read more
Looking forward to traveling...
Friday, May 01, 2009      3 comments

When I was at my top weight traveling was not fun. If I were to travel at 280 lb they would probably make me buy two airline seats. I went to Orlando from Minnesota four years ago... Read more
My new picture posted is 2005 at my high weight of 280...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      1 comments

OMG, I forgot how I looked only 4 years ago, at my top weight of 280. One thing I cannot forget is how much pain carrying all that weight caused. I felt greatly improved when I got down to about 240. At one point I was down to 180 but now am ... Read more
First weekend of major cleaning successful....
Sunday, April 19, 2009      0 comments

We have sorted 150 boxes of items I had stored in my office, porch and basement. Probably have 50 more boxes to go. It already is feeling so much better, even though the boxes aren't gone yet, but will be picked up by Tuesday evening. It will... Read more

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