Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Knee Pain Weight Loss

Tomorrow I will be 7 months out from my gastric bypass surgery. So far no complications and I am down 97 lbs. I am looking forward to the psychological goal of 100lbs. Early this morning I woke up(4a.m.) and straightened my left knee. In the past this has been a very painful and slow process. I realized I was doing this with NO pain at all. I don't know how long this has been going on, but I just noticed it. I stopped taking arthritis meds at least a month before the first cancelled surgery and have never taken it since, so I have been off of it for nearly a year. I did not restart it because I was afraid of what it would do to the new pocket stomach. Ulcers can be deadly for post-bariatrics so I do nothing that can cause it, not even baby aspirin. I was so happy this morning I kept bending and straightening my knee and going "yeah it doesn't hurt."

1 comment:

Falon said...

That is really encouraging to read because I find myself having a lot of soreness and knee pain when I go to bed. Glad to hear that you're doing well.