Living with an artificial knee

On November 30th, 2016, I experienced a full knee replacement surgery. The procedure itself was painless (albeit a bit funky noise wise – yeah, you’re awake while they saw away the old, chisel then hammer in the new), but post-op recovery was a different story. I’ll disclose that at the time of this surgery, I was 178cm tall and the scale said 113kg. 

A little over two years later, I can post a proper follow up.

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Surviving change

On September 25th, 2017, I was notified that I was being layed off.  My last day was to be Friday, September 29th.  It wasn’t unexpected, a disappointing last quarter in some business units, some long time clients leaving, it all added up to a reduced workload and the company had to cut costs. I  had seen the signs for a long while and, honestly? I expected it to happen sooner.

Sill, I went through the paces. Shock on the initial news, frustration, uncertainty for the future. All of that happening in the few hours following the notice. I was told at 10:30 in the morning. By 4 p.m., I’d polished off the resume and it was making the rounds.

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