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New knee joint, same old muscles
Thursday, September 27, 2012      2 comments

As I sit here icing my uncooperative muscles, I realize this is going to take longer than I had hoped or planned. The new bones are working great, no grinding, no screaming pain with every step, my kneecap stays where it belongs, its fabulous! T... Read more
Slowly recovering-still
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      2 comments

It feels like its taking forever, but I made 81 degrees of bend already. I'm having trouble remembering to take pain meds because it doesn't hurt-until it HURTS!! Then it takes forever for them to work because-my silly butt didn't keep the level... Read more
Therapy-thank goodness I'm done for today
Monday, September 24, 2012      1 comments

I worked hard today. And I talked to the therapist about why I am in so much pain. The quad muscle is causing me more pain than the incision or the new parts! I have to slowly work the spasms out of the muscle and let it recover from the trauma ... Read more
Scale is back up, but it wont get me down!
Monday, September 24, 2012      3 comments

While I was at the clinic, I decided to do a weight check. I can't balance my weight well enough yet to use the scale at home, so it seemed like a good idea. The scale read 310.7 which had me a little down on myself, then I realized I have on fu... Read more
This is the day the Lord has made
Sunday, September 23, 2012      2 comments

Last Sunday I was stressed and afraid before my surgery. Today, I am thankful that I found this website before I went. I am learning to be ok with myself as I am and to celebrate the small things. And to defend myself and the little advances I ... Read more
Getting there :-)
Saturday, September 22, 2012      1 comments

I can't say its fun, but I am making progress. I tried getting on the scale, and I can stand well enough, but I can't distribute my weight evenly enough for it to work. Three tries and I got "E" all three times :( oh well. That's not the importa... Read more
First full day home
Friday, September 21, 2012      4 comments

And it is not going mush better than yesterday. I have pretty much given up on the people who kept telling me before the surgery not to worry about the things that weren't getting done, that they would take care of them before I got home or when... Read more
Thank God for supportive SparkPeople!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      1 comments

I wasn't sure my earlier blog was the right thing to do while I was doing it, but I was praying it would be. And it was. Some wonderful people took time from their day to help lift my spirits and give me the positive support I desperately needed... Read more
A smack from reality
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      5 comments

I saw a sign the other day that I really should have kept in mind for the hospital "Not everyone who smiles at you is your friend" I was talking to someone here about the changes I am trying to make and was pretty much told that the small s... Read more
Small steps
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      2 comments

Already up for the day emoticon I'm hoping we get the pain meds balanced better today. I managed several steps wit... Read more
Slowly recovering
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      0 comments

It was a very long day. The nursing staff kept telling me how well I was doing. Then I had visitors open the blinds without warning me and let bright sunlight right in my face. Instant migraine, immediate nausea+vomiting. Right as I was reaching... Read more
Thank goodness for pain meds!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      1 comments

I have decided I like percocet for pain management. I don't want to be on it for long, but it works! When I posted last, I had tried moving myself and had put myself in major pain. I'm going to be paying more attention and taking more pain medi... Read more
Who's bright idea was this?!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      3 comments

Oh my God, am I ever in pain! And I thought this would be a breeze?! I was WRONG! I can't even breathe without hurting, and I thought I could stand anything. This is a different kind of pain though. And it looks like I will most definitely be le... Read more
Learning to treat myself-without food
Thursday, September 13, 2012      2 comments

I'm finally learning that it's okay to stretch the budget occasionally to do something I want and to beat myself up over it. I'm getting a total knee replacement on Monday and will be more or less stuck in the house for a while, so last night I ... Read more
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      1 comments

I know I need to exercise today and I'm just in one of those moods. My knees are killing me, my son turned into a typical teenager and is totally uncooperative, and I want about two pounds of fudge, a couple of romance novels, and a bubble bath!... Read more

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