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Monday, June 24, 2013

I know that there are so many people like me who are on again off again. That's me on off ...on off...until today. The last several months have been a huge emotional roller coaster for me. I went for a regular mammogram and they found a small mass. They believe it is nothing but want to check again in 6 months. Then I was kicked twice this year dead on in the knee by two different students. Well as could be expected I got up one morning (mother's day to be exact) and couldn't walk. After an MRI they told me that I need a total knee replacement and am really to young to have one. I have done some cortisone shots to no avail. So for now the only thing that will help some is to get weight off to relieve the pressure. So I have started back to water aerobics and am exploring other activities like Kayaking.

With all that being said...as I was sitting here this morning I had this epiphany....I am accountable for everything I put in my mouth. I am accountable for exercising. I need to take care of myself and hold myself accountable for my health and well being instead of just letting it happen.

Well you say..no duh! But for me I think I just allowed my emotions to dictate, made excuses and didn't think about how I was disappointing myself. I wouldn't do that to my family, friends or co-workers so why do I think it's okay to do it to myself? It's not and I know it!

My game plan is to raise my consciousness and be deliberate about what I am doing....making sure I think before I put that food in my mouth, track what I am doing and get active.
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    Great blog and so true. We and we alone are the key to our ultimate success. I too stop and start and one day I'll just keep going. Hang in there!
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  • SHARON10002
    Wow! I am so sorry to read that your knee is shot because you were kicked twice by students! Do the docs think it's a direct result of the impact to your knee from these blows?

    The water would be a great place for you. It will help you keep the flexibility and range of motion that you've got for as long as you can, and take weight off the joint for the time you are in the water. i always felt so good when I got out of the water. I would recommend water walking, deep water aerobics, and regular water aerobics. No land aerobics, and stick to low and no impact exercise.

    I had severe degenerative arthritis of my right hip and lived with it for just shy of 20 years. I couldn't hold off any longer. I would get more than one opinion, and I would recommend the orthopedic group that did mine. I'll send you a private email with that information. Don't be afraid to do research, and reading, and keep getting opinions until you feel comfortable with what you are wanting to know and the doctor.

    It's much more than just diet. It's deterioration of the joint, and weakening of the muscles. You are heading in a good direction, but be focused on the physical part of it so you can maintain as much as you can for as long as you can. With all of the strides being made in the artificial joint arena, I would think that when it is time, and you are ready, you will be able to find a doctor that will work with you.
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  • COREY195
    You are doing this in part(being conscious) by getting on spark
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