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Offline enuff81020

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17 incredible words
« on: August 25, 2003, 01:25:18 PM »
Our weight watcher's leader told a story of a man who had a very successful business career, and at his retirement, he gave a new up and coming young guy a business card of his with 17 words on it that according to him, "never failed and always helped him to work his way through anything."  

That up and coming young man was smart enough to understand this was valuable and at his own retirement some 40 years later, he shared those 17 words, written on that business card.

The point at weight watchers was to connect with any of the words that connected with our weith loss journey.  I can see them connecting up with my knee and arthritis journey and any number of life travels (parenting, college, etc...)

She suggested that we look through the list of words--and pick the one we could most identify with in regards to weight loss.  I'm going to list those and would like for you top check oout the one that is most important to you in the world of knee discomfort.  Those 17 words are:



Prepare          Listen              Smile

Care               Choose            Focus

Believe           Relax               Act

Forgive           Pray                Trust

Change          Persist              Accept

Risk                                             Want

I found this to be a really strong meditation and positive self-talk activity, Sylvia
« Last Edit: August 25, 2003, 01:31:22 PM by enuff81020 »
Both kneesOA.
Scope on rt knee,9/00;2/01
scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
Patellar problems
LeftTKR12/16/02
Right TKR7/14/03
Complications MUA 8/14/03
R TKR revisio

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Re: 17 incredible words
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2003, 07:16:11 PM »
Thank you Sylvia for that wonderful post :)

The word that best suits me and my knee battles is definitly ACCEPT!

It took me a long time to do this and I still struggle everyday with it :-/

Thank you
Love,Jennie
21 yrs. old..Right knee injury. Ligament Recon 6-21-01, 2 LR's 3/02 & 9/02
TTT 11/08/02, patella and ligament recon 5/03
Recently dx with OA, Having hardware removed and knee scoped on 6/24/04

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Re: 17 incredible words
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2003, 09:48:22 PM »
Thanks Sylvia for that great post! :)

I think there are a few words on the list that really are the most important to me and my knee troubles, I really had trouble picking one but I think the one that is most important to me is persist. Through all that I've been through, I've always tried to tell myself not to give up and to keep fighting for answers. That word is so important to me now as I'm working and trying so hard to rehab from my surgery-it's a struggle to keep up that persistence but I know that I just have to keep trying.

Sharon
Left knee:
LR-5/99 & 9/01
Distal realignment and LR 7/02
TTT revision 6/03
screw removal/MUA 10/03
d/x with severe patella baja
7/05 patellar tendon replacement w/piece of quad tendon
4/07 OATS

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Re: 17 incredible words
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2003, 01:44:33 AM »
Hi!

I really thought that this was meaningful--and I have a list of those 17 words with me in my purse now.  

As for my knee issues, my word is "believe."  I'm having to believe in myself and my faith and my docs and my family.  I believe that things will get better one way  or another.

Take care, Sylvia
Both kneesOA.
Scope on rt knee,9/00;2/01
scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
Patellar problems
LeftTKR12/16/02
Right TKR7/14/03
Complications MUA 8/14/03
R TKR revisio

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Re: 17 incredible words
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2003, 02:47:20 AM »
This is a great post, and Ive been thinking about which word fits me best. Its been hard, but I think Believe would be my word. I have to believe that things will get better.
Thanks Sylvia,
Erin
7 years left knee pain/popping/giving out
10-20-00 L.knee surgery to tighten knee cap
2 years of right knee pain
9-13-02 Sprained right ankle
6-9-03 Brostrom-gould surgery on right ankle

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Re: 17 incredible words
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2003, 04:14:33 AM »
Mine would be "pray" as I'm having a TTT surgery on Wednesday. Also "WANT" because I really want this to be the  fix. LOL!  Thanks for the encouragement!

Heather
R knee-2 LR's, 1 ITB Release. L knee-LR/medial plication (2/02).Fell postop 3/02 & ruptured quad tendon.Quad tendon repair (8/02).Led to Patella Baja.TTT w/ Quad tendon reefing 9/03.Screw removal 8/04

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Re: 17 incredible words
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2003, 10:29:25 PM »
Sylvia:

All of those words definitely pertain to my knee journey. Right now, I'd say I need to believe and persist. And smile. And always pray! Thanks for the post.

Janet
Torn quad tendon repair & VMO advancement 4/99, MUA with LOA 10/99, Patella baja and arthrofibrosis, LR & medial release & LOA 5/01, LOA & chondroplasty 6/03,TKR on 11/06, MUA 12/06. From perfect knees to a TKR in 7 years, all from a fall on a wet floor...and early undiagnosed scar tissue.















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