Knee Surgery and Weight Loss.

Sorry I’ve been so neglectful of this blog for the past few weeks, but life has a way of getting ruining even the best laid plans.  Not in a bad way, just in a “oh!  so you wanted to do X today?  Well, tough shit, you get to do Y instead.  Have fun, sucka!”

Last week was my knee surgery.  After years of putting it off (not to mention years of pain), I finally broke down and had the damn thing fixed.  And by “fixed”…I mean more like “eh, good enough, fixed for now.”  It won’t stay this way forever, but I should get at least 10 years out of it, which is good enough for me at the moment!  Surgery went REALLY well.  I was incredibly impressed with everything having to do with the surgery, including the recovery.  Recovery was easy.  There’s not a better way to describe it.  Hardly any pain, was up walking that day.  Sleeping has been getting easier, but without having the full range of motion that I’m used to, I still struggle to get comfortable.  Otherwise, I couldn’t have asked for better!  J has been SO fabulous during this whole thing…he’s been my go-to for just about everything since last week.  I seriously love that man to death!

I get my stitches out on Friday…finally!  I’ve had to wear these compression tights since the surgery, on both legs.  They are a giant pain in the ass, let me tell you.  Plus, they’re hot as crap, and I’m always burning up at night.  Honestly, the tights, and the IV were the worst part of the whole experience.  LOL.  Once the stitches come out, I imagine he’s going to want to talk physical therapy, so I’ll have to go through that again.  I’m not looking forward to seeing the bill for this, that’s for sure, but I’ve nearly wiped through my deductible for the year, so it shouldn’t be too bad.

In other news…weight loss has been going great!  I stalled for about a month, and really didn’t lose anything (but did maintain the loss), and about three weeks ago I kicked it back in to gear.  I am now down 15 pounds!  When I first started this journey (again), I felt like the weight loss was just insurmountable.  I was at my highest weight, and that was unbearable, but the thought of losing the weight was nearly as unbearable.  Due to some of my medicines, losing weight is incredibly hard, and I just was over always stressing about my weight.  But, moving to a vegetarian diet really helped put things into perspective for me, and helped me get into the right mindset.  I’ve only really been counting calories for the past three months, but it has helped so much!  I’m really happy with my progress, and would like to be down another 10 by Christmas!

So…that’s what’s going on in my life.  Things have been good!  Even with the knee surgery, I feel really happy with the way life is going right now.  My job is going really well (stressful as hell, but I love it), and everything else is just…”good”!  I don’t really have a better explanation!

Hope you all are doing well!

Much love,
K.

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