Wednesday, December 17, 2008
"A Reason to look forward to the New Year!"
I had a doctors appointment with an Orthopedic specialist this morning. As expected and dreaded, my knees are both shot. So I am scheduled to have my right knee replaced on Friday, January 9, 2009. I'm very happy that I was able to schedule it so quickly. The Dr. said I should be driving 2 weeks after surgery and should be eligible for the left knee to be replaced 2 1/2 months later. My expectation is probably to have the 2nd one done ASAP, so that I will be able to begin biking when the Spring weather begins. There is only 1 thing that I dread, and that will be the pain after the meds wear off. I am such a big baby when it comes to pain, but know it will all be worth it when I no longer limp and hobble around. :) OH! And there is another possibility that when the new knee is put in, and aligned correctly (since my "real" one has changed shape after all these years), that I perhaps will have fewer back problems, too! I can only hope! Wouldn't THAT bring another silver lining to this decision? ;)