Hello everyone... I am 52 and am scheduled for my surgery June 10, 2014, on one knee only. I had knee surgery 37 years ago because I was very athletic at age 15... and age 15, that was the very last time I was athletic in my life. After 37 years of carrying around an additional 150 pounds, I have acquired, multiple tears in my meniscus, horrible osteoarthritis and my "good leg" is quite shorter than my "surgery leg" because for 37 years I never put any weight on it... I am trying to be as proactive as possible in preparation for my surgery. LOVE MY DOCTOR so far... I decided to do my best to lose at least 10% of my body weight (30+ pounds) before surgery because it makes sense. HE SAID "How can I expect you to lose weight when you can barely walk on that leg?"...
MY psychological issues:
1. I'm scared, I have had other surgeries so I have a reference point for pain and recovery, just not looking forward to it.
2. I will no longer have the excuse I had (for anything and everything) for the past 37 years: Can't lose weight cause I can't exercise... Can't exercise cause my knee hurts or doesn't hold my body weight...
3. This is the end of the "over 300 pound me" that has defined me for 37 years. It's scary to be transformed... Will I like her? The new person I am forcing myself to become?
| current weight: 306.2