Julie's Journey

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I finally did it...

For those of you who have been with me for awhile.... remember when I bought the new jeans? (it will be a year Oct 1) I swore if I was not in them within the 90 days I had to return them I would return them. Well..... I did not return them. Today I was able to get them on!!!! They are quite tight still, but they were up, zipped...the whole nine yards. I will post the pics of them below.

I finally bit the bullet and went to an orthopedic surgeon a couple of weeks ago. My knees have been bad for years, clicking and making assorted other sounds, as well as quite painful. I have avoided going to a doctor because I didn't want to hear their s***. I figured, why pay someone to insult and belittle me when my mother would (gladly) do it for free??

Anyway, turns out I had a tear in the left knee meniscus on both sides of the knee (plus LOTS of arthritis) The doctor told me he can fix the tears but he's not sure if it will help me completely, because of the arthritis. I figure at this point anything will help. I have gotten to the point that I can't even walk for exercise. The kneecap is always trying to go out (it's sad when your knee goes out more than you!! ;) It has also been locking when I try to walk. I am so looking forward to having this done... hoping it will bring me some relief. I keep thinking about the series "Happy Days" There was an episode where Fonzie had to have knee surgery, on the day of surgery he was in the hospital and quite drugged up, he said "I'm going to the rip out room" So..... I guess I'm going to the rip out room soon too!!!

I'm still losing... which is, of course, a very good thing. I am pretty sure I can make my mini goal of 100 pounds lost before our next trip home to MI. (late Nov) Other than that it's the same ole-same ole. Dealing with the MIL and her cancer issues. She is done with chemo, now we are doing brain radiation. She goes back for another CT scan early November. Right now we are just waiting for the cancer to come back.

More soon......


Blogger Melissa said...

Way to go Julie! You look great in your pants. You're doing great.

September 26, 2009 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Gen said...

Julie, I am doing a happy dance for you! You are rocking those jeans,Girl!

See you in a few days!

September 27, 2009 at 8:06 AM  

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