Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Back from the orthopedist

After consulting with my orthopedist, I made a date for a total knee replacement on my left knee.  I've put this off for seven years, had a couple of temporary fixes, and gotten by.  But considering the fact that right now I have Cliff's insurance plus medicare, which means it will be almost totally paid for, I can't see putting it off any longer.  So in about a month, I'll be getting the deed done.  
The biggest concern I have is this:  I should forever stay off motorcycles once I've had this surgery.  We had a lot of plans for trips on the bike.  I wish we could find an affordable three-wheeled bike, or have a conversion done to our Gold Wing; because that would really cut the risks of injury to my knee.  I'm not promising I'll stay off motorcycles anyhow.  But I know I should.  
Other than that one concern, I'm ready, willing, and able.      
Between now and my surgery date I have to have some of my own blood collected so they can use it for me at the time of my surgery, and I have to get some pre-op tests done.  The time is going to fly by till the big day!

10 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I'll be thinking about you when it comes time to have your knee replacement. You'll have to let us know how it goes. I need both of mine done but just can't bring myself to do it.

madcobug said...

Praying for a successful surgery. Hopefully by the time that knee gets well one of you will have found a three wheeler. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

This is a surprise. I do wish you well and of course will be praying for a successful surgery and a quick recovery for you. I'll never forget watching the news years ago when the Queen Mother of England was in her 80's she had knee replacement and walked out of the hospital in high heels. I haven't worn heels in years. Not because of my knees but for the comfort of my feet. It will be wonderful for you not to have that pain any longer.

Paula said...

Wishing you the best.

Lindie said...

I will be looking forward to see how it goes.My right knee will see surgery fairly soon. What kind of therapy is the doctor talking about? I've heard of the little pedal thingy that you can pedal on while sitting in your chair. I've had a few friends use that. After some real therapy sessions.

Hyperblogal said...

Everyone I know that has had that surgery is doing great...

Margaret said...

I totally agree with your decision and hope it goes very well! You will probably wish that you had had it done sooner.

Candice said...

I hope you have a very uneventful surgery with a speedy recovery!

Vicki said...

I wish you the best. Vicki

Hollie said...

Praying for the best with your surgery & three wheel bike!