Bean Sidhe Posted December 29, 2022 Report Share Posted December 29, 2022 Christmas has finally come and gone, and while we have one holiday that has been pushed back, I am ready for normal to return. Emotionally I am spent from holidays that had extra baggage. Surgery and the holidays is not something I want to repeat. Especially when the Agents of Chaos (Eldest and Youngest) have finals start the day of surgery. As far as surgery, supposedly it went well. They removed the torn piece of cartilage, I am going back to PT and they said all is well. However, the swelling that started this whole misadventure in my knee from 2 years ago and is still there is “just arthritis”. I have grade 3 of 4 arthritis in my knee, and the scope pictures are so interesting since it looks like my knee is full of spider webs which is the degrading cartilage. Nothing to do about the swelling, but if it bothers me, we can try draining it in a few months if it is still there. It’s depressing since I did all of this and the answer is “Still swollen, sucks to be you and losing weight helps”. Knee replacement isn’t’ for another 9-14 years since “that’s when we replace them” but I see the actual surgeon (who I met the day of surgery) in Jan, so more questions for him. I have been working with their PA this whole time. In the meantime, I am trying to get back to what I was doing before all of this started. Since the surgery 2 weeks ago, I am barely walking. Boxes all but fell apart, and I have to be back to work in less than a week. I want to move on and go back to the “well, this sucks, but make the best of it” I know my weight has jumped with the lack of activity. My depression and anxiety are a mess, but I need to do something. At the same time, I know I am not able to walk like I was yet. I have very little pain unless I get going too far, but I get a ton of stiffness in it. Walking is helping, but in small spurts. No 2 mile walks for a bit. I built the challenge around knowing I am healing. As such, I have adjusted my walking goal to 5000 steps, when it was 10,000. 4 hours moving instead of 7, no long walks, just 2 short 5 minute walks. I lowered the water from 60-20 oz and I feel like I am starting over with nothing to show, which makes all this worse. And I don’t even need all the boxes in an area, maybe half the boxes if that. Maybe I can get motivated to actually do something now, knowing this is what it is. Boxes posted below. Each category has a Needed number which is how many I need to get to mark the box. Goal Value Description Strength Needed 1 Raised Arm Circles 2 1 Ride Bike 5 minutes 1 Calf raises Flexibility Needed 1 Wrist Extension Stretch 3 1 Wrist Flexion Stretch 1 Physical therapy? 1 Toe Touch 1 Warrior 1 1 Cresent Moon pose 1 Ankle Circles Life and Family 1 Brush Yappy dog 1 Brush Ninja dog Needed 1 Water 1 indoor plant 4 1 Check next day calendar 1 Spend time with Agents 1 One good thing 1 NF status update 1 Talk to Hubby Future Me Favors 1 Floss in morning 1 Take Morning Vitamins 1 Find one way I am not like mom 1 Read a book Needed 1 Take Bloodpressure 5 1 Out of work by 4:30 1 Check orders account 1 Nightly downtime 1 Floss before bed 1 Be in bed by 10:30 Daily Skirmishes against Chaos 1 Desk Needed 1 Clean off file cabinet 2 1 Clean off tall dresser 1 Clean off nightstands 1 Clean off Dresser Campaigns against Chaos Needed 1 Pick up one furtumbleweed a day 2 1 Empty out car daily 1 Pull one gross thing from fridge or cabinet 1 Purge 1 thing a day Walking 1 Walk 5000 steps Needed 1 Walk 5 minutes at lunch 3 1 Walk 5 minutes in morning 1 4 hours with 250 steps 1 Walk to Mordor Fuel Needed 1 No eating after dinner 3 1 Take Probiotic 1 < 4 bottles of tea 1 Eat Breakfast 1 Eat Lunch 1 20 oz of water 7 Quote You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream - C.S. Lewis Link to comment
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