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.
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
(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."