F Simple and Serene Living: I won't grow up..... 09 10
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I won't grow up.....

I won't grow up. I don't wanna..... okay, I know I'm already a grownup, but when it comes to things like




I am not too happy. Yes, I made it through the cortisone injection in my knee, and I have prepared myself for the fact that there are going to be needles involved in 




but, no one told me I was going to have to inject myself subcutaneously in my abdomen with blood thinner for two weeks after the surgery. 


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Yes, I realize that both of my daughters inject themselves subcutaneously for their medical conditions, but I am feeling they must be way more grownup than me. 


Okay, this is where I give myself a big pep talk. Just give me a moment


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(um, we know that's not me. If I got my knees in that position we would have to either call 911 or fry me up as a pretzel). Alright, I can do it. It will be worth it. I'll be walking better. There will be less pain.....Wow, I had to do a lot of talking myself into it.


SO now on to the visit I had with the surgeon yesterday. He wanted to know how my knees got so bad so early. Ummm you're the doctor, aren't you. I mean I wasn't running marathons or anything. Bottom line was, he doesn't do both knees at once, so even though they both have to be done, I will have to have two separate surgeries. (wait a minute does that mean I have to do the shot thing twice?) So we chose the left knee, which is not the knee that the cartilage tore off in, in December. The left knee is actually the most worn of the knees. 


No date set yet, they are supposed to call me this week, but hopefully, sometime in April. That will give me enough time to heal before my daughter has her baby and then I can plan the next one. In the meantime, I'll be doing my leg exercise like a good girl, eating healthy, and writing lots of postings on my usual "whatever I happen to be in the mood for."


 

18 comments:

  1. I cringed for you when I saw that needle. I hope this goes well for you and they don't draw the surguries out. Have a great day, Blessings...Mary

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  2. Oh you poor thing! I know what you mean. My husband has to inject himself in the tummy with blood thinners since his surgery, plus he takes 4 insulin shots in the stomach per day. He was terrified of needles before, but he's gotten used to them. Doesn't like them still, but is managing. You'll do fine! It's often the anticipation that is worse than the actual thing. Take care and try to relax! Hugs, Leena

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  3. I know you've been looking forward to having your knees 'fixed', but I have to agree that the needle thing would bother me. There's a reason I didn't go into the medical field!

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  4. Oh my, injections! Alone? No way. This is like suicide! How are you going to deal with that? There, you see, I might be an ungrown-up too... I can't take that. And I also cannot take knee problems (because I have too). I guess one should prioritize. Knees over injection fears sounds like the right thing :) It is good that you are doing one knee at a time, because it seems that it is going to be easier for you to keep up everyday life with one working knee. Well, that is a big step ahead of you. Good luck!

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  5. Oh...this is something that happens to so many of us. But I know you're strong and you'll be brave. I'm sorry I was boohooing about being melancholy when you are going through this! I'm sending you some warm FL hugs today!

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  6. Ugh. To paraphrase a popular book, "You is smart, you is brave, you is important." You'll do it because it needs to be done, and although it won't be fun, it will be worth it in the end, because you have a lot of life to live and enjoy!

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  7. All I can say is Ouch! I feel for you....I really do, I may someday be there too. I got my Momma's knees! Yeah!

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  8. I know it's no fun Laura, but it will all be worth it! Hang in there. I'll be thinking of you.

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  9. Keep the good thoughts strong! Walking better and less pain!! I don't like needles either but you can do this!! Whew! hugs, Linda

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  10. Wishing you much, much, much well, on this journey, you will be embarking on. Many, many, many good wishes.

    "Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children."
    ~Princess Diana, Princess of Wales

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  11. My stomach just did a big flip over while reading aboutg the abdomine injections! Yikes! Bless you're heart! I feel for you. Hang in there, I would not grow up either!

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  12. I'll be pulling for you! Remember that there are a lot of us out here on your side!

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  13. That has to be hard. Goodness, I hate it when I have to get an injection, but to give it to myself? I am a coward.
    Best wishes for a quick recovery.

    ♥charlotte

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  14. I had a knee replacement kind of early...no bloodthinners though. Mine was pretty much painless, start to finish. Hope that helps a little.

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  15. Oh,Laura- Bless you! We never thought about these kinds of things when we were young, did we? xo Diana

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  16. Ooooh, sore. You poor lovey.

    My mum had to inject herself with blood thinner when she was pregnant. Not nice...but better than NOT doing it!!

    Sarahx

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  17. Ouch, just reading this made my knees hurt! You poor thing. I'll be praying for you.

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  18. Praying for your mental strength as well as your physical strength. Surgery is never quite easy, but injecting yourself is a hurdle that you will get over.

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