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Knee Surgery #2--DONE!!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Such a relief to have that second knee all done and on its way to being re-habbed and useful again. Right now I have a lot of pain, especially during Physical Therapy. but I remember that from the first time (had my right knee done three years ago), so I try not to complain too much. Especially when I remember how much pain Duane is in all day everyday. We both have pain meds, but we take them sparingly. They really do help however!

Two of my boys are coming out this evening. They are picking up barbecue from a local restaurant for supper, since I'm in no shape to cook. Just looking forward to having them here. We miss having Brady (middle son), who now lives in Rapid City, SD. I would sure like to get back up there, we went last summer for a week-long visit. It is such beautiful country, so much to see and do! We'll have to see how Duane feels and how the knee rehab goes. My youngest son Chris is just back from spending a week with his brother Brady. He and his wife Jordan and son River enjoyed it as much as we did. They also took my granddaughter Amber with them, she belongs to my oldest son, and we took her with us last summer. She and Brady's daughter Mia have always been very close, they are only about 10 days apart in age (they'll both be 10 in August), and love spending time together.

I'm hobbling about the house, but I think it gets a little better every day. One thing that is beyond frustrating is my weight loss. Surgery takes away my appetite. For a few weeks after I have any surgery, I feel like I have a normal person's attitude towards food. It's okay, but it's not what I live for. I eat a little and I am satisfied. It's wonderful. So I have been eating very little, deciding to take advantage of my lack of appetite, but the scale just keeps going up. The week before my surgery I got my 50-lb. lost charm at WW, and was thinking with this lack of appetite and resulting lack of eating much, I would maybe get down into the 160's. I was at 176 lb. when I got my charm. But now the scale is flirting with 180 again, and it is so maddening. I know I have swelling, and Duane Googled it, and found out the replacement part in my knee weighs a little more than what was replaced. Still, you'd think the scale would eventually go down. But I'm not giving up and am determined to eventually get down to 150 lbs. even if it doens't happen before my 50th high school reunion in August. We have three nephews getting married next year, and that should be incentive too. I haven't gone in to WW since surgery, even though I was thinking of just dropping by to weigh in, but when I see how much the scale has gone up, I hate to have to weigh in with a gain, because it's a gain I did NOT earn. So for now I'm going to keep working on losing weight, although I can't do any walking, it hurts too much. But I'm keeping the eating under control, rarely even hitting the 23 points I get every day from WW. Eventually it's got to show up on the scale, right? RIGHT!!
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    I also agree it is inflammation, which can add quite a few pounds it seems. Hope you are continuing to feel better each day! Wishing you the best!
    32 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    It won't be long before you start forgetting they are not the original joints. emoticon
    33 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    I’m glad you got through the surgery and are doing well. Happy Father’s Day to Duane.
    34 days ago
    I agree, it's inflammation from the surgery which unfortunately doesn't go away quickly. But the purpose is to help you heal, so it isn't a bad thing, just annoying when you step on the scale.
    35 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/16/2019 4:35:46 PM
    Congrats on being past the surgery, It's inflammation, not real weight, but if we focus too much on the scale we can make ourselves feel bad.

    Hang in there and be patient with yourself. emoticon
    35 days ago
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