Are You Brave?
Saturday, March 13, 2010
"Old age ain't no place for sissies."
I have to admit that I totally agree with Bette. I have enjoyed relatively good health through the years and had planned to work until I was 65. Then, it was like I woke up one morning, and my right knee was totally gone.......so gone, that it caused me to retire two months later.........way ahead of my time-line to retire!!!!! I went to an orthopedic surgeon who told me that I needed arthroscopic surgery. I had it. My knee was worse than before the surgery!!!!! Then he suggested that I wait at least a year or maybe 2 because there was a new procedure on the horizon that would be perfect for me. I checked around and found that many others agreed with him on this procedure. But, in the 2 years of waiting, I was walking and navigating stairs in a way to lessen the pain in my knee, which ended up aggravating my back!!!!! To make a long story shorter......I did have very successful knee surgery (complete replacement), but my back is a mess. Now I have to muster up the courage to find a way to correct that. Hope I'm not a Sissy!!!