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Monday, March 5, 2012

Knee Surgery Update


It has been a long 5 days since my surgery. I think my knee is progressing nicely even though I continue to feel tremendous pressure on my knee cap. I go see the doctor for the first time after my surgery today. I am looking forward to what she has to say...and getting to see my knee for the first time.

I have not been able to bathe (per doctor instructions) since last Wednesday nor have I touched my bandaging. I have been eager to follow all the rules in the hopes of healing faster and getting back into the swing of things as quickly as possible. I am REALLY ready for a shower, though! And REALLY tired of this stiff bandaging!

Since I have been pretty immobile I have not been out of control with my eating. The usual snacking has not occurred. But since I have not been exercising, it will be interesting to see how my weight has fared. Have I stayed the same or have I gained any weight due to inactivity? I start rehab tomorrow so that should help me start revving up my activity level.

I have avoided feeling too sorry for myself which has helped me avoid over eating. I have continued to design our menus according to the usual parameters. I am feeling proud of myself for "sticking to it" under these "feeling sorry for myself" circumstances. Now to hear what the doctor says...