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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MRI Results are in!

I went to the doctor again on Monday, to learn the results of my MRI. Dr. Binzer wants to scope my left knee. (My first knee surgery was in 1998) This time he will remove some torn cartilage and move the kneecap over. The pain I have been experiencing is because one of the bones in my knee is rubbing on the back of the kneecap and it is wearing out the kneecap. Dr. Binzer gave me the option of waiting a few years or doing it now.   If we wait a few years we will be looking at a knee replacement, by scoping it now we are putting the knee replacement on hold for another 10 or 15 years. I really don’t want to even think about the pain involved with a replacement. So I decided to let him scope.

The surgery is scheduled for November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving. So while my family is eating Thanksgiving dinner I will be propped up on the couch.  I don’t need to eat all of that anyway. Now I need to get the house ready to be able to navigate on crutches (no toys in the floor). I also need to arrange for child care because a hospital waiting room is no place for a 4 year old, plus I want to be able to rest when I get home from surgery.

The work outs are going good, my 12 weeks with the trainer will end the week I have surgery so I need to work extra hard this next 4 weeks so I can show good final #’s.  My personal goal is to be below 200 in the next week. If I drink lots of water and really watch my diet I know I can do it. 

I realized last night while watching Biggest loser that I am like Elizabeth on the show.  I am a wimp and I give up on myself and make excuses.  If I don't do the work, I won't gain the rewards.  I know that I need to push through the pain and keep going.

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