Once again I am facing something I have never faced before. After dealing with a deteriorating knee joint for a while I have finally come to the conclusion it is not going to get any better and so I have agreed to have a full knee replacement.
I am nervous. I am a little scared. I might even say I have had second thoughts and have almost cancelled the surgery a couple of times. It is hard not to listen to all the negative warnings about the dangers of having a knee replaced and I am the sort of person that wants to know all the gory details so I sort of seek out any advice I can find. I guess I would rather know everything then go into this procedure blind and not be prepared. I have even watched actual surgeries on youtube just to see what I am facing. (Gross, I know!!)
Every day that brings me closer to D-day feels like a clock is ticking to remind me my time of submitting to the knife (so to speak) is coming closer and I can’t stop that clock no matter what I do. What has been encouraging and has kept me positive are the stories I hear from people who have actually gone through the pain of all the recovery and always end their story with….“you will be very glad you did it!”
I guess I am writing this so I remember how nervous I was before hand. I want to be able to go back and read this in a couple of months and write again to say how happy I am that I went through with this procedure. I am believing it will change my life for the good as I haven’t been able to walk for more than 10 minutes without back, hip and knee pain for about the last 3 years.
If you find yourself thinking of me this coming Monday morning then please pray that this surgeon who is operating on my knee (I’m his first patient that day) is going to do the very best knee replacement he has ever done!!! And you might want to keep praying for about the next few weeks so I keep the goal of total recovery in front of me!
Thanks for listening!