Thursday, March 12, 2015


My new knee is awesome, today it carried me through some housework - throwing open my bedroom windows to air out the room as I changed the bed, and scrubbing my bathroom before getting dressed and out the door to visit my new physical therapy office and do a little grocery shopping.  I felt amazingly strong and encouraged.  Slowly my day began to ebb away from me as bloodwork results came in from my doctor and serious stomach pain hit me once again.....I am anemic, and have some other major deficiencies that can only be addressed with more drugs. No matter what I do, I cannot seem to get ahead of the side-effects of surgery.  As soon as I eat, I am sick, and it is downright discouraging.....patience will work, I know. Time will heal things, but right now it hurts to feel so weak and threatened.

So now it is time to get my happy face and coat on and go to get Teddy at school aftercare.....we'll have homework to do and dinner to make.

My knee progressed so quickly but my body has not caught up with the after effects.....guess that is all there is. Tomorrow I see the doctor for yet more discussion about what course we will take to "fix" the situation. 


Judy said...

Maybe you are just pushing yourself too much. I felt great after surgery and better after PT. At one year out, I felt even better and last year, I realized that as good as I felt back them I felt even better in my whole entire body. I actually think it took me two years to get all my strength back. Inch-by-inch!!!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Understand all you share.
So pleased the knee is coming along fine.
Most of my comments do not come through.
Take care...