I saw the ortho doctor for my 8 week check today. My knees look great. My progress is on schedule. I traded the walker for a cane last week, so far so good. He wants to see me in 4 weeks. I'm sure he'll release me for work. I should be ready, I've been going to therapy 3 time a week since October. Walking is still challenging, kinda wobbly with the cane but getting better. I still have lots of swelling in my knees, ankles and feet. They get stiff if I sit too long or if I'm laying flat for too long. All normal says the doctor. I'm just ready to be done with it already, like yesterday! This was definitely harder than I expected. I forgot to ask if/when I could drive again, probably when I can walk on my own. I'm just so bored and feel stuck. I've been beyond grumpy but the more I can do for myself the less that side of me shows, (my poor husband, send prayers). He's been a trooper through all this and I thank God I have him. I haven't been easy to live with, I know.....it must be love!
Today is the 111th day of my quit! WoW! I can honestly say I go days without even thinking about smoking now! When that thought does pop in, I just get busy doing something else like reading or working on the scarf I just learned to make until that thought is gone. I remind myself I don't really want a cigarette, I don't want to go through those first days again. There is no such thing as "a" cigarette anyway. It's a myth. It's still a decision and today I decide NOT to smoke!
To the people that just quit or are thinking about quitting, it can be done, it really can. The more days you make it through, the easier it gets until all the sudden you think, hey, I didn't think about smoking yesterday! Really, I'm not kidding, YOU CAN QUIT SMOKING......YES YOU! How long can you go w/o a cigarette? A minute, an hour, two? Just try, what do you have to lose?
I have exceeded the limit of feet on the floor sitting for the day. Good night everyone. Remember, JUST TRY
See you on the December pledge in the morning!