Saturday, September 27, 2014
i just realised when i answered a sparkfriends blog re her LTKR that i had forgotten to update you all on my 3 month post op check up.being the lazy person that i am i will just copy and paste my reply to her blog then after that will do a general update.
hi steph love glad you are home now and all went relative well for you.wow only 11/2 hours recovery room i was two days in recovery room and over two weeks in hospital then had to go to rehab for three weeks.also had to have a small second op 5 days after the big ltkr.the pain is extreme hope they have given you some strong painkillers to help.it does get better though as your knee gets more mobile.i just think it is strange that my knee hurts more now than before the op but they assure me it will eventually go away.i had my three month check up the other day at the hospital and the drīs are pleased i still have to use the crutches another month(occassionally my knee gives way for no reason as the nerve apparently doesnīt pick up or forgets to send the signal to the brain)i also have lymph drainage 3 times a week(left knee leg still 15cm more swollen than right not operated leg)and physio theraphy 2 times a week along with hot /cold(ice)theraphy two times a week.i also have physio theraphy exercises that i have to do on a daily basis at home.i am now allowed to turn my knee and leg abit and have been given exercises to strengthen the inner side muscles now i can turn the knee.all in all it will be a long strong process but we are both strong and we can do this.know i am here for you love.take care and keep smiling.
now onto the general update.lotfi left on thursday to go on his first ever real holiday and his first ever time in a hotel.(he has once been in a motel for three days with us when our car broke down a few years back in italy as we were on the way back from tunisia)but has never stopped in a hotel.i booked all inclusive for him and his nephew and they have gone to the turkey the place lotfi has always dreamed of going and where we had talked about going together before we married so it was long overdue.just that we couldnīt afford it for also me and the kids to go as we need money when we have to go to tunisia etc with lotfiīs father being so ill.plus it is school time so kids couldnīt go anyway.so because i am alone with the kids i couldnīt go to my zumba class last night as i had no one to look after ayman and ayyub but zakariya went to the zumba class alone which made me very proud of him as he is the only child in the class as it is really for adults and there is only one other man who goes otherwise it is all women.so i must be doing something right there the kids also had their capieria classes again.probably spelt that wrong,lol.aymans firsst day back at his pre school this löast monday went well so we are slowly getting back into the school/sport routine again it is just trying to fit in all my theraphy re the leg in etc.also have to get to sorting otr aymans speach theraphy again as he has had a big break with the summer holidays etc so that is something for me to do monday as well as sort out the refferal s for the specialist from the pedratrition that lotfi forgot to get when he took ayman and zakariya to the specialist while i was in rehab as we have become a reminder(i didnīt even know lotfi hadnīt took it with him)saying if they donīt get it by the end of this quartal.meaning by tuesday we will be sent a bill and have to pay it ourself,lol.which mean on monday once i got the kids off to school i have to walk to underground go one train then one tram to get to pediatrion .then quiet a walk(well it is when on crutches.pick up the referrals they need the kids medical insurance cards to ptint them which is why io have to go in,lol.then walk back to tram tram to underground where i have to take two trams to hospital where the specialiists are give in the referrals the walk back to undergraound.two underground trains to get home then walk home and to school bus stop by 12.30 to pick up ayman from his preschool.so basically loads of rushing around,hoping and praying i miss no conections and have to wait or i wont be back in time for ayman.then after that give ayman something to eat then straight out for my physio which i will have to take ayman with as lotfi is not here then rushing back home intime for ayyub and zakariya coming out of school 3.30pm.then quick break before ayman has his adventure gymnastic.while he is there prepare dinner for us all .pick up ayman home for dinner.getting kids ready for bed etc before i can actually begin to relax.did i say i wasnīt looking forward to monday.on a good note i had a big for me NSV .nothing to do with weightloss but for those who donīt know or who hasnīt guessed i am what people say a people pleaser and when people ask me to do them a favour i usually say yes weather it is convieniant for me or not.well today i said no to oneof my friends who wanted me to pick her son up from school.i donīt normally go to the school as ayman comes with the school bus and thursday i picked her son up going specially tothe school to do it(now remember i am on crutches)she is a fit,thin and healthy 26 year old but is lazy.she told me she was feeling ill so i did it even though to go so long was painful as my knee is still painful .she then phoned me friday to ask if i could pick her son up again.while while i was at school to pick him up on the thursday i heard off his teacher that even though they have been just two weeks back at school she had only picked him up herself once in the two weeks getting other people to pick him up for her.so knowing this when she asked me again i said no sorry i couldnīt as my knee was still hurting from picking him up yesturday which was the truth it was hurting a bit but not as much as i lead her to believe,loll.was that bad of me.i hope not but i felt like i had broke through some sort of invisible barrier saying no.i felt uncomfortable but hope that in time i can get better saying no to people and loose the guilt that goes with me saying no.
here is the photo of todays mid day meal made completely by my son zakariya who as you know is 11.when i say made completely i mean he decided what we would have he even went to the turkish shop himself to buy the chicken brust.and he cut,seasoned itall and cooked and served it all himself.it may look alot beut remember it is served on a side plate.we actually serve all our dinners on side plates the big plates we only use as serving plates when we are doing it like a buffet form.
this is a photo of my portion.1&1/4 scoop mashed potatoe,half a chicken breast,3 chopped mushrooms and two tablespoons of zakariyas home made tomatoe sauce.he did a good job didnīt he.having said that i didnīt get to eat all my chicken breat as my nephew is also here on saturday and a fuzzy eater.he would only eat the chicken so of course half a breast was not enough for him so he ended having half of my chicken.the kids all had ice cream for afters as we do on a weekend but i had no ice cream as that is my nutritional goal for the blc weekend challange.no ice cream over the weekend.any way the kids want to go out on the bikes and scooters so i have to check they have their bike helmets on etc.hope you all have a nice weekend take care and keep smiling.thanks for taking the time to read this blog and an extra special thanks if you take the time to reply i do read all the replies even if i donīt get time to thank you all as often as i would like.