Wow, it’s so hard to believe that it has been two years since my surgery. Two years ago I was in surgery for something that would forever change my life. So much has happened in my life since then that without my “New Lease on Life” I would not have been able to do.
I look back on these past two years, at the people I have met, the places I have been, the experiences I have experienced and realize that I would not change a single thing…..well maybe one or two.
Life since my knee replacements two year ago has been a drastic change from what it was the years leading up to July 25, 2012. Life prior to surgery always came with much thought. I often declined invitations to do things because I worried about the pain I would be in during and for the days after. I was not living life to the fullest and it affected the person who I was, who I wanted to be.
The life I was living was not the one that a 31 year old would want to be living. I was on disability, I didn’t have much of a social life, and lived in pain 24/7. Sure not having to worry about working was great, but really, for me that was like prison. I didn’t have any outlet to socialize, and we all know how much I like to talk. Sure I got out every once in a while but it wasn’t as much as I would have without all the pain that was associated with it.
Now I just go, I don’t think about how I am going to feel the next day, or even if I am going to slow those down that I am going with. I just go, and that has been the biggest thing that my new knees have given me. They have given me my freedom back.
I am now back to working, I traveling around the US on a weekly basis doing PR and Marketing, along with many other task, for a poker tour. When I am not on the road I have the luxury of working from home, wherever I call home that week.
Over the past two years I have made many new friends, some better than others and some that have since disappeared from my life. I have also reconnected with old friends and have just been enjoying life.
Honestly, I am probably the happiest I have been in a long time. No more restrictions, nothing holding me back anymore. Just me and my imagination, which sometimes can get me into more trouble.
For those that have been with me through this process I want to say Thank You. Thank You for being there and knowing that things would be better. For those that are new to my life and have only known me as the person I am now, I want to say Thanks also. You mean just as much to me and without you I wouldn’t be living out things that I wasn’t doing before.
So thank you to everyone, here’s hoping that the next two years and even longer are just as good as the past two.