Saludos Amigos y Amigas!
As you already know from my first blog post I’m not a Spring chicken anymore!! Yikes!!😦 even though they say that 50 is the new 30 or even 40….whatever! Lol! I am 51 years young, YES…you read right, YOUNG, and thoroughly enjoying and loving this time of my life.💕 I can attribute my healthy life style to my healthy eating, vitamin supplementation, and daily exercising coupled with ENJOYING WHAT I LOVE to do, which is “no matter where you are or who you are with, you better have fuuuunnnnn! Life is toooooooooooooo short to not enjoy yourself.
So I chose this blog’s title because I wanted to share my surgery experience with you. If you have ever experienced surgery or will be getting surgery, I hope that my experience will get you through it and give you hope and peace of mind. Feel free to ask your questions or for any helpful tips and advice.
So on June 21st I had a partial knee implant to my right knee. Before I had the surgery my doctor told me I was too young to have this surgery. He asked me “what kind of lifestyle to do live?” I confidently and boldly replied “well, I have been exercising all my life, since I was in elementary school, I’m hard core, I wake up at 3:30 am Monday through Friday and by 4:00 am I’m at the gym killing it.” He listened and understood, but that didn’t stop him from telling me I was too young. Frankly, I don’t see my surgery as a negative thing. I see it as a new stage of opportunity for regaining my original body strength as now I will be able to perform the barbell squat, use the leg press, and do my favorite exercise the deadlift! I am so excited and can’t hardly wait to be released to go back to the gym! 💪✌👌👍
This was 3 days after the surgery. I couldn’t do much of anything. I switched from sitting up on my bed to sitting on my recliner in the den.
Eighteen days have passed since I had the surgery. Thinking back of day 2 and day 3, I so wanted to cut my leg offffff.🤕😭😨 The pain was so excruciating that I even broke down in tears…I wasn’t so bad ass then! I had to quickly organize myself and schedule my pain meds, hydrocodone and motrin. Those were my best friends!! Lol! As the days progressed, probably on day 6 that’s when the pain and inflammation began to subside. Finally, I began to feel better.
The physical therapist started coming in 3 times a week and began working on my leg. He gave me specific exercises to do and tips for moving my leg. Fast forward to today…I have been released from the PT home visits. Yay!! I’m scheduled to go to the doctor to remove the “ever clear” tape that covers my suture in 3 days and will continue my therapy at the doctor’s office. Smooth sailing is in sight.
All in all, I can honestly say that I have had a very positive recovery as I am ahead of schedule, per my physical therapist (he was awesome!). My goal now is to have full range of motion, such that it’s comparable to my left knee. I can do this! It’s all a mindset, tell yourself that you can, and you will and can… for damn sure!👍
Good luck to you if you will be undergoing surgery soon! Stay positive and only speak positive words and phrases. All the positivity that you think and speak will manifest itself in a successful recovery! Remember to “enjoy what you love”.