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.

4 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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

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  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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