11. December 7 2012

Oh man what a week and what a great day.

I am loving this week I have seen little things happen all week long. They always put a smile on my face. Just the simplest things. From putting my socks on, to tying  my shoes. The best is waking up almost every morning being PAIN FREE!!

For the first time since I started working out in January I have had to keep shorting time that I was using different equipment. Before surgery I was only able to use the elliptical for 10 to 15 minutes. Monday I went for a whole 30 minutes. I only stopped because my leg was tired and not because it was hurting.  The distance of 1.79 means that I hiked Diamond head in Hawaii minus the 99 stairs. That is one of my major goals is to hike Diamond head. I have started walking backwards on the treadmill on a regular bases at th JCC and I love how people just look at me. I can see the wheels going in their head, like what the heck is she doing.  I weighed myself this week and I have lost 53 pounds since February 2012.  I would love to lose a total of 110 pounds and don’t care how long it takes. I am getting there.

Yes I take pictures of strange things

Yes I take pictures of strange things

Last night I went to bed with out taking ANY medicine. I have been taking Tylenol at night. This was the first time in a year that I have gone to bed with out any pain medicine. It was great! I am hoping that continues and I will not need medicine unless I am having a bad day. It is great feeling like I am at my “normal” some days.

Today however had to be a great day. First I had fun with my PT. He said that I could go back to teaching after the first of the year. Alright, I can’t wait. I am so ready to be teaching again. It was June when I last subed and that was with a lot of pain. I can’t wait to see what it is going to be like pain free. There will be a post about that when it happens. Second he said that my balance looked really good. That I was doing pretty hard core stuff and balancing well. NICE! The last thing that he told me was good and bad. He was telling me that if the doctor made me wait five years I probably would have been seeing him at least once a month but know after we are done I probably wont see him again Well I guess that is a very good thing. But since we have been working together for almost a year it is going to be hard. But things always changing for the better in life and I will take it.

Today we also went and got our Christmas tree. That is always a fun time. It was even better this year because I was not hurting like I normally do. I am still under a weight lifting restriction so I could lift the tree as long as some helped. I am not supposed to lift more than 50 pounds.

What a tree. I could sort of help lift it. I am under a weight restriction. can't lift more than 50 pounds.

What a tree. I guess the better statement is what a hat!

Dad and I with the Christmas tree. This is a yearly picture.

Dad and I with the Christmas tree. This is a yearly picture.

My parents have been amazing through this whole thing. I don’t know where I would be with out them.  Thanks for being there through thick and thin.

As this journey continues I see how it might be a blessing in disguise. I am losing weight that I truly needed to get rid of. I am in the best shape that I have been in in many years. Lastly I am meeting people that are very helpful. It has shown me that even through the rough times I can be myself. It has gotten me to truly look at my life from two different views and I get to see how much better it can be. Yes it will never be perfect and I don’t want it to ever be perfect. I will take what ever I get. Thank you God for choosing me to go through this journey. I know that it is not over and may never be over. Each day is a great new surprise and I love it!

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