Thursday, August 19, 2010

Consequences of Obesity

I have alot to blog about today. First, I want to thank everyone for the kind words of encouragement on my last post. It was the first time I truly enjoyed shopping for clothing in many, many years. I am still not at my goal weight so I am still being very frugal about new clothing purchases. I want my weight to stablize before I start refilling my closet, only buying as necessary for now.

Yesterday I had an appt with my NP. I am still having a slight heartburn problem so after talking it over with her we decided to try a tiny unfill (.1cc) putting me @ 7.1cc in my 10cc band. If this dosen't give me some relief I will go back for more.

I received other news that is not as pleasant. I have been having knee pain for quite sometime. Combination of aging & having to carry all that extra fat all this time has caused irreversible damage to my right knee. I am finally agreeing to do this surgery. It is going to require a very long recouperation & rehab. I scheduled it after BOOBS. I also plan to use this time to strengthen my leg muscles as much as possible till then because doc says it will make rehab quicker.


  1. I'm sure the surgery will be so much easier now that you've lost so much weight. Hope the unfil does it for you!

  2. So sorry about the surgery news, what a drag. But the shopping news is very exciting! You are doing great, I did not realize how close to goal you are!

  3. I have to have surgery on both of my knees and my weight certainly hasnt helped the issue. I know how you feel :(

    Im holding off as long as possible for the surgery tho ahahah

  4. My mom has had surgery on both her knees, twice.

    This last time was a success for her, both because she retired from floor nursing, and because she dropped about 50 pounds. Your weight loss will definitely help in your healing and recovery after surgery!

    I am so glad my mom decided to get the surgery done again after those factors changed. She is a new woman, regularly exercising at the gym and playing with her grandchildren. I'll bet yours will make a big difference for you too, even though recovery is no fun at all. :)


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