So...this week I have finally felt strong enough to go out sans knee bandage. The swelling has nearly gone too. Big week for me. I've had a bandage around Shitney for the best part of two years so this has been very gratifying.
In other news I have lost 12 lbs since April; finally losing the weight that I put on over the last two years since the last (and hopefully final) dislocation. I don't have before and after pictures as I never really take them so you will just have to take my word for it! Instead here's a picture of my autumnal walk to work.
What with still rebuilding atrophied leg muscle and suffering with the ongoing pain and discomfort that is metatarsal bursitis, this hasn't been easy! I've had to find a way to exercise and workout bearing in mind my issues.
This weightloss has been incredibly important to me. Not only to gain control over my body and weight again, but I need to lose weight for another upcoming surgery.
Since October 2013 I've known that I have the BRCA2 gene mutation with an 80% chance of getting breast cancer. A risk reducing double mastectomy reconstruction has been planned for some years and is scheduled for this December. I was told to lose weight if I wanted to get my preferred incisions.
I see my surgeon again in a couple of weeks. Then I'll know if I've done enough or need to lose even more. Keep your fingers crossed for me... #kneehab #trochleoplasty #progess #weightloss #itsamarathonnotasprint #brca #brca2 #brcabitch #riskreducing #doublemastectomy #moresurgery #tatatothetatas #comingoutasbrca