6 Months Out - I have so much energy now!

Apr 25, 2009

I am now 6 months out and I really never thought I would say this, but i feel so much better.  I  can do things that I never thought I could.  i wouldn't even try to do yard work - just planting a flat of impatiens really wore me out.  Sometimes I wouldn't even finish planting a flat before I would have to rest.  I am now mowing the yard for the first time in over 15 years and I actually WANT to do it.    We landscaped our yard last week and I went for 3 days straight and never got tired.  We even cut out a ton of sod by hand - no sod cutting machines for us! I was sore but I felt good! This time last year I wouldn't have even thought about doing all of that digging and work by myself.  i guess that is why my yard has looked the way it has for the last 20 years.  I had previously posted that I am getting injections in my knee - they are synvisc injections.  These are the most amazing things ever.   i told the Dr they are the shit!  Previously I could barely make a trip to wal mart without hobbling by the time i got out of the store.  As a matter of fact, I did see a lady coming out of wal mart the other day and she was just a limping on her way out - she was about the size i was pre-op.  I said out loud to myself "i feel your pain".  I find myself looking at people and thinking that they would probably feel so much better if they had WLS.  I know people always say this, but this is truly the best thing i ever did for myself - having WLS - and #2 - having those Synvisc injections.  Why didn't I do this a long time ago?  I guess it took this long for me to realize that I couldn't do it all on my own.  I know that I needed the extra help.  I go to the Dr next week for my 6 month checkup.  I am curious about my iron levels.  I will post again after my visit.


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