I am having my total knee replacement, in a little more than 48 hours. Part of me just wants to hobble away and hide. Frank running has been out of the question for some time. This surgery seems so barbarric! I hope not to live long enough to learn that this surgery was definitely not the way to go, with this type of problem!
Every group of people, in every society, throughout time has had notions about how we should deal with various health concerns, and most clearly not all of them have been correct. My bones are telling me to run! They are screaming at me. However, state of the art surgery suggests this is the way. Seems like I am between a rock and a hard place! If I do nothing, I will continue to suffer, and there will be a point when the surgery will be much more difficult to perform. If I move ahead, there is reason to believe that I will feel better and lament not having moved forward sooner!
I hope when it’s all said and done, I am happy about my surgery, and have more functionality, as a result of the knee replacement. I so want to move about freely, with less modifications! I have had to change how I get along in the house, and out in the world! Although I can walk significantly further, than I could before my back surgery, I still cannot walk for long periods of time. Things have not been easy. I hope that the total knee replacement surgery, and recovery go well. Wish me luck!
Is there any health procedure you’ve been avoiding? How do you make decisions about procedures like these? Can you learn about the cost associated with forgoing the procedure, versus moving ahead with it? What factors keep you from moving ahead with it? Are these sound reasons for not pursuing the procedure? If yes, by all means, stay the course. If no, talk it over with your physician, and loved ones.
All my best to you and yours!
Lisa J Lafave, PhD, MBA, ACC, BCC
CEO & Founder of Coaching Rocks, LLC
The Wellness Coach at Building Better Bodies Rocks
A Single Mom By Choice Raising Surrogacy Twin Boys
Written in My Little Brick in University Heights, Ohio
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