Webb depressed about upcoming knee surgery

FIT Staff
Apr 15, 2014

I’ve been doing the FIT Challenge since Jan. 15 and so far I have lost 45 pounds. 

I didn’t hit my goal I set for myself; I was hoping to lose 5 more pounds by April 10, so I changed it until the end of April to lose that 5 pounds; I am hoping I can do it.

I did go back to see the doctor about the MRI and it came back that I did tear my meniscus in two different spots on my right knee and I have fluid  in my knee and my cartilage has a space in it.

I have to have surgery to fix it all. I ask my doctor if I could wait until after the FIT Challenge to have the surgery, but he said no because it could get worse and I could be out longer.

He also told me I should stop working out, but I said, ‘No, I can’t. I need to keep working out because this is my life.’

I told him I could work on my upper part of my body and he agreed. He also told me if I walk on the treadmill to stop as soon as I start feeling the pain.  

My trainer, Ken Cutcher of Anytime Fitness in Huron, is doing a great job working around my knee pain and making sure we don’t overdo the workout if I am starting to feel the pain.

To be careful, I have been only lifting weights and doing dumbbell curls, pushups, planks, pull downs and overhead presses.

The other day, Ken and I had a nice talk when I was feeling depressed about the results of my MRI.

I am still very sad because I feel that my trainer can’t do everything he wants me to do to lose this weight and I feel I am holding him back from teaching me more things so I can do it on my own when I am done with the FIT Challenge. 

Some days I just want to just forget about the pain and start doing more workouts, but I know I can’t. I am just really DEPRESSED.

I have to go to the Sandusky orthopedic doctor Thursday to find out when I need to have the surgery. I don’t know what I am going to do.

Thanks to my family and friends and Ken for talking to me about all of this and making me feel better. I love all of you guys! I couldn’t do this without all the great support I get from everyone.