Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A New Knee

Well hello all of you dear hearts out there.
Today was an interesting and educational day.

After the children were off to school and the morning rest I went to visit my sister in the hospital.
She had her second knee replacement surgery Yesterday. The hospital is 25 miles one way. A beautiful drive where the surrounding mountains are close and the vast desert valley open to view. 
This hospital was more like a 4 star hotel. The public toilet even had the toilet paper roll folded to a point! Beautiful place only 60 beds all set for knee replacements. This doctor is the number one in the nation for the procedure. She and I have the same insurer only my benefits are better even than hers. We are so blessed.

This morning I had a flush of a reality hit me while standing in my master closet. I groaned out a "I'm not wanting this Lord"...then the flush was pass and the fear gone. Folks last Thursday my x ray showed that the right knee is now bone on bone. For the last four years I have been receiving synvisc injections, the first time only in the right knee. The goal has been to hold out as long as I can for the kids to get older and more self sufficient.
Standing there I knew within me 'it is time'. What a strange place I am in. My spirit has complete peace even a bit of excitement at the thought of living pain free in my knee. I understand that knee replacement is one of the worst pain producing surgeries one can have. My heart does flutter with the apprehension of what I will be up for . It is great courage that I will earn this knee :)
We are thinking of June after we take the kids to Disneyland (Lord and finance willing). That will give me time to heal before Doves first year of Jr. High. Up and able (hopefully) by July or so to take the kids to a pool.

The time to lose weight is NOW! so I must bring in all diligence and discipline.
The times or in His hands. There is a time for everything. Knee replacement will be coming soon it appears.

2 comments:

Denise said...

My sweet SIL Alpha has had one replacement and is going to have her second on this summer. She is in terrible pain. I have had two knee surgeries to repair some torn cartilage and they were no fun....... BUT a little pain and then pain free... I am sure it is worth the pain. Alpha said it is the most wonderful thing. To have been in pain for so long and then one morning.......... Free......

You will do just fine...... I too am on a VERY strict diet... This is the year I win over this battle..

Susie said...

It sounds like you are at peace with that decision:-)

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