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@bottomshollow will be along to post your date shortly I imagine I think we are all a little scared which is only natural. I keep going back and forth between dread and elation. All I know is I'm ready to be pain free after a lot of years of suffering. Good luck!I can't figure how to get my date posted.
Well, elation might have been a bit strong of a word. I should have had this done a year ago to be honest. Last spring/summer I was laid up first with my neck (excruciating pain for 3 months....nerve pain from degenerative disc disease) and then tore my right meniscus and about the time that was feeling a wee bit better my left knew blew up. So, I spent 3 months barely leaving my recliner and never sleeping in my bed. I just needed to get out of pain for the time being so I elected to have cortisone shots and put off surgery. The cortisone shots no longer give me relief so it's time to go. Out with the old, in with the new! I know this will be a painful and long recovery but at least eventually things will get sorted out and with any luck the pain will leave for good. I'm very happy about that.I think it would take a lot more than Klonopin to get me to elation! Can't imagine. Cherish those elated moments!
Chances are excellent that you will be able to lose the excess weight you have gained. Of course, you'll need to get through recovery (which can be 6 months or more before you're ready to do some serious exercising), but then you will probably naturally be more active because your knee won't be holding you back! You may also have some initial weight loss following surgery because most of us don't resume normal eating habits right away. It's a good time to take stock of your eating pattern and start practice a more healthy lifestyle.Hi all,
Question…as a result of my bad knee, over time I've gained weight 10-15 lbs probably. How likely is it that I'll be able to lose this weight and how long will it take? Can I expect to lose any weight the first month…or second…or third? I know everyone moves along at their own pace but just wondered what you all might think about this. Thanks so much. What a great forum! Foxsea