… to let folks know that things have been a bit quiet around here because I’ve had the week off between the old job ending and the new job starting next week. Combine that with running around getting ready for my knee surgery tomorrow and I’ve not spent much time blogging.
Did I not mention I was having knee surgery? Well, yes, I did mention it on Twitter more than once, but if you don’t follow me on Twitter then it’s probably news to you. It seems I’ve managed to somehow tear the meniscus in my left knee. So they need to go in, fill my knee with fluid, and remove part of the meniscus so that what’s left will work properly and my kneecap will stay in one place. I’ve been through this before on my right knee back when I was 25 and it was so much fun that almost 20 years later I’ve decided to get a matching set of knee scars.
You may recall my resolving to start exercising back on New Years Day. You may also not recall me saying anything else about it since then. It’s hard to exercise when your knee is messed up as fixing it needs to come first. Once I’ve recovered I plan to figure out what I will be doing to lose some weight. This is important for more reasons than just my knees as I’ve broken the 300 pound barrier for the first time in my life and it’s causing all manner of issues. Sleeping on my sides, as my weight keeps me from sleeping on my back, has damaged my rotator cuffs in my shoulders. My blood sugar level is way too high making me technically diabetic, but not to the point of needing insulin shots… yet. With exercise and weight loss I should be able to get it back down. My good cholesterol is too low as is my Vitamin D. The latter probably from staying indoors too much and not getting enough exercise, plus I should probably eat more green veggies.
Other than those things I’m not in terrible shape, but I will be if I continue down the path I’m on so I’m taking the time to do something about it. Now, if I can just figure out how to motivate myself…