Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coming Attractions...New Knee, New Diet...

I found out that my supposed torn meniscus was actually a completely torn ACL so shit, I am having surgery very soon to fix that. I hear that an ACL injury is actually better to have than meniscus injury so - I'm not complaining. I just didn't realize that I had really hurt myself like that. When the NP told me, I actually felt EMOTIONAL. Can you believe it? Crying about a torn ACL? What a sap. I guess I just felt sad that after 40 years of near perfect health (no broken bones, horrid diseases, etc) I had finally truly damaged my body. Funny, I didn't seem bothered when I was swilling vodka and eating pills - no damage in that, right?! Our own perception of reality is so... f-ed up sometimes!!!

So I also just committed myself to a new diet. OMG I have to do something. I am so fat again. How did it happen? Too much food and not enough exercise - same old shit. I am signed up for Medifast - We'll see how it goes. I do pretty well on diets that have very little variety and very few choices to make. I am making a firm commitment to it, though, for at least 12 weeks. My big box of "STUFF" should be here next week from them so I will be starting soon. I will do my best to chronicle my experience here but you know I am kind of lame about that.

Hope everyone is great. I will find out when my surgery is next week - eek! Not looking forward to it but I am looking forward to being able to walk again normally. That would be nice.

3 comments:

mrs darling said...

Good luck with the surgery and the new diet!

Anonymous said...

My mom, 73, had a total knee replacement a few months ago. It was tough at first, but she's doing great now. We'll be rooting for you. Personally, I think the diet is tougher (spoken from a person who has tried them all.) I'm feeling confident with Medifast though.

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