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Explanation
Saturday, November 09, 2013      8 comments

I think PICKIE98 has hit the nail on the head. I'm pushing myself to work a 'normal' day despite the extra pain and effort. I am off my NSAID in preparation for surgery. Not being able to take the edge off the pain and the time change adjustmen... Read more
New Habit
Thursday, November 07, 2013      14 comments

I seem to be developing a habit of taking a 3 - 4 hr nap every day when I get home from work. I hope this is a temporary response to the current situation.... Read more
Ouch
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      12 comments

I had to stop my Celebrex (anti-inflamatory, pain med) in preparation for my upcoming surgery. All I can say is, 'more ouch'. I am counting the days until my total knee replacement.... Read more
pre-op
Monday, November 04, 2013      10 comments

I had my pre-op appointment today. Things went smoothly. I ended the day with a massage.... Read more
Rollator
Sunday, November 03, 2013      8 comments

My friend loaned me rollator (walker with a seat) today. Having it to walk with has helped immensely. I am able to take some of the weight off my injured knee as I move. I am fortunate to have her in my life.... Read more
Church
Saturday, November 02, 2013      8 comments

After Mass tonight, I received the sacrament, Anointing of the Sick, in preparation of my upcoming surgery. I spent most of the day seeing patients.... Read more
Dentist
Thursday, October 31, 2013      8 comments

Tomorrow I go to the dentist. t was advised in the literature to be sure all is OK before the knee replacement. Don't need any source of infection in my body.... Read more
Preparing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      7 comments

Today I had my appointment with my primary care doctor, EKG and blood work in preparation for my knee replacement. Tomorrow I have my chest x-ray,... Read more
Nap Again
Monday, October 28, 2013      10 comments

It seems to be becoming the norm that I need a nap after work. I'm listening to my body, although it means less time for SP.... Read more
Office
Sunday, October 27, 2013      9 comments

After Church today, I went to the office to get caught up on paperwork. It seems like it multiplies quickly. I came home at 6:30 PM with most of it done.... Read more
Countdown
Saturday, October 26, 2013      7 comments

The days between now and my surgery are full. I am looking forward to getting rid of the excruciating pain which is adding to the damage and replacing it with recovery pain. I keep telling myself that this is temporary.... Read more
Surgery Scheduled
Thursday, October 24, 2013      10 comments

My knee surgery is scheduled for Nov 14. The orthopedic surgeon remarked on how severe the damage is.... Read more
Nap
Wednesday, October 23, 2013      4 comments

After work, I took a 4 1/2 hr nap. Pain is more exhausting than work for me.... Read more
Appointment
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      10 comments

I have an appointment to see the orthopedic surgeon on 10/24. Originally, I was told by scheduling 11/5. I called and told who referred me and mentioned the amount of pain I am in. They were so nice and are working me in. They said because I am ... Read more
Update
Monday, October 21, 2013      11 comments

I talked to the specialist about my knee today. He reviewed my MRI and the damage is so severe that there is no conservative treatment for my knee. I need a total knee replacement.... Read more

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