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Time is flying by and an epiphany to urge me forward!

Sunday, November 08, 2020

I can't believe my last post was in September. As of Friday, I have lost 16 pounds since my meltdown in August. I am quite happy with this! A loss is a loss is a loss! YES!

This morning, I realized for the first time that I am actually down 73 pounds from my highest weight (358)! Even with my ups and downs, I have made great progress. I was absolutely gobsmacked! emoticon

That being said, I've been having trouble with my knees that has kept me from doing much by way of exercising. Sitting, standing, and even walking has become more difficult. (Let alone my favorite form of exercise, dancing!)

I saw an orthopedic doctor on the second of this month. (I absolutely loved him.) After x-rays and some gentle poking and prodding of my left knee, he said I have arthritis and what looks like a meniscus tear. I had a cortisone shot, a prescription for a stronger anti-inflammatory, and he's having me see a physical therapist. I see him again in six weeks.

I love the effects of the cortisone injection! 🎉 Woohoo! No pain and I can walk normally...it's the simple things! I'm going to try some walking in place later today and possibly a wee bit of dancing. I will do nothing that makes it any worse, however!

We're going to see how this course of care works, and at my next appointment, we'll see what's next. Now I need to decide on a therapist. I'm optimistic!!

I am a happy camper and so grateful for Spark People and the hope and encourgement I glean from others' struggles and successes.

It's time to get myself in gear and attend to my chores so I can enjoy the rest of this amazing day! emoticon

Love, Light, and Laughter,
Amethyst (Ame)
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