Monday, December 19, 2011

" Merry Christmas Everyone !! "

I'm only back momentarily folks as I've been very busy. I'm sure everyone else has been as well.
I am hoping all is well with all of you.
I'll be back after the New Year begins.
Until then, a Blessed Christmas 
and Prosperous New Year to you all !!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Total Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery / Post-Op Week 15

It's so hard for me to think that it's only been 15 weeks since I had the knee replacement surgery! Truthfully I don't have much to report as things have been going so well since.

I am completely pain free now. Not even an ache. I don't remember how long it's been since I've been able to do all of the things that I can now do once again. As a matter of fact it's the reason that I haven't blogged or been on the computer that much, I've been that busy!

15 weeks, post-op.
I also now have all of my energy and stamina back. I find myself at times just working myself to exhaustion, but with no pain!!
Well my feet ache at times but doesn't every ones ?!

I can dance, walk and walk and walk. Ride my bike. I haven't tried squatting but something tells me that's not a great idea.

I can get up off of the floor on my own.
I remember reading somewhere that I wouldn't be able to kneel. So I experimented and found out why. I actually am capable of kneeling but it hurts quite a bit. That's fine though as I don't do much kneeling!

Going down the stairs is still slow going for me but it is improving slowly. But I can go upstairs very well.
I don't have to see my surgeon again until January. I don't know how many more of these posts that I will be doing if any. Which is good news. It just means that my new knees are working super duper!!

I have had many people ask me if I was crazy having them both done at the same time. I have two answers for them. First of all, since I have had two strokes a few years back, my surgeon felt it best to do them both right away. Less risky.
The second answer is, in my opinion, it was easier. Not that I've ever had it done before but it just seems that I was on a more even playing field. I didn't have to rely on the other bad knee had I only had the one done first. And I don't have to go back and have it done again.

I don't think I'm crazy at all but I do feel like Wonder Woman, thanks to my surgeon of coarse. And come to think of it, I don't think that I thanked him. I must do that in January.
My life has changed so much for me in just 15 weeks. I no longer feel trapped and in constant pain. When someone asks if I want to go somewhere that involves any walking, I can now say "YES!".

I have much to look forward to now. And for that I feel blessed.