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Another Step On Life's Journey

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Right knee replacement was on Wednesday (6-27-28) @ 2:45 PST. Try as I might to get down to the pre-surgery goal weight of 189#, I misses it by 9 # in the wrong direction. A series of complications caused this, not the least of which was that fact that I couldn't exercise to the level to which I desired because of the pain and another new complication in my life. I was diagnosed with lupus 3 weeks ago. While it certainly explains a lot, it has also caused its own source of dietary and weight gain issues. While I work through the process of rehabilitating my right knee, I now get to figure out how to deal with the new set of diet restrictions that accompany the lupus. Lots of fun stuff to learn and tons of things to work through. It's all good. I'm a survivor. I just need to learn the new operating rules to figure this all out.

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    Glad you got your knee replacement surgery. Hope you're doing pretty well with it by now.

    Sorry to hear you have Lupus. I know it can be a challenging disease, and the challenge is further determined by which type you have. Learn everything you can about it so you can take good care of yourself.
    1094 days ago
    emoticon Take your time recovering. It will take a little time, but is well worth it. God Bless. emoticon
    1128 days ago
    Thank you all for the positive comments. Your encouragement and positivity have been a blessing and are deeply appreciated.
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    Take care of yourself and don't push too much. I had right knee replacement on March 30, 2018. Those first few weeks are hard. I actually gained weight after the surgery before I started losing weight again. Keep up with your physical therapy exercises, but don't overdue. I did that a few weeks ago with swelling and pain. After just walking for a week now, the swelling is down and the pain is gone again. The healing takes a few weeks, but it gets much better as the time goes by.

    Take care of yourself as you heal from surgery and learn how to deal with your new health problem.
    1129 days ago
    A day at a time and knowledge will be the key.
    1129 days ago
    I'm so sorry. Having knee replacement surgery is challenging enough without the added complication of another health issue. I don't know very much about Lupis other than a good friend from years back had it.

    When I had my knee replacement done in March 2017 I a few pounds because I think the pain meds made food just not taste very good. I had to make myself eat. Do you have someone at home who can do the cooking and other household type things? My daughter made up several meals ahead of time and froze them in 2 person portions which was so very helpful. My husband is actually a very good cook but he's gotten away from that so it was nice that he had some meals he just needed to heat up.

    I'll be praying for your quick recovery. One thing I can tell you, if you keep up with your exercises to the best of your ability one day it will totally be worth it! At the time I thought maybe I had done the dumbest thing ever but now I can say it was the best thing.

    Take care.
    1129 days ago
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