So I've been giving this post some thought. And I had to go a bit further and apply to myself because giving it some thought... there is a difference between non-participant and non-compliant. (Pardon the short choppy sentences, I'm exhausted, but want to post this. It kept me up last night.)
Read my blog you know that I am big believer in being active participant in your own life. I was not for a long time. First two ACL's. I was non-participant. I was explaining this to husband and he jumped ahead. Yes, I know where you are going Sweetheart, I'm already there. I am currently non-compliant.
If I am being honest that is the truth. As soon as the Synvisc wore off all that hard work I put into my summer when I was working out, riding my bike and walking everywhere suddenly wasn't quite so doable anymore. My pain has to be better managed in order for me to feel like I want to keep on building on what I had instead of letting it slide. But how to manage that? More exercise? Really? I know systemically I could be stronger, core especially, however I wonder if that really will provide any pain relief. Everyone else seems to think so.
Which is why I feel non-compliant. I am ACTIVELY making this choice to be a lump on a log and it sucks, but I can't see what is supposed to motivate me. Every time these shots wear off I hurt worse and often differently than before. That's hard on the heart when your knee continues to fall apart. I'll give either Synvisc or other hyaluronic acid chance in 6 months again if they let me... But long short term I have no idea what if anything I am working towards. If, well, when I have surgery again I know that I am going to have to get into shape for that. No way would I go into a surgery again weak as I am now. Plastics was different, but this, no way. I am active participant and fully realize that I have to hold up my end of the bargain.
As always, I have more BioChem to do. Could you in one page support your opinion with science on why the FDA should or should not grant the Corn Industry's request to change the name of High Fructose Corn Syrup to Corn Sugar? I'm still at 1 3/4 pages. I say it's disingenuous. Like sugar, but not sugar, too many chemicals used in the process. Too bad your product got vilified... Alas, I bet the gov't says yes. Also (science!) while metabolized the same way, where the components of glucose and fructose enter Glycolysis is at different points because of how HFCS is made. (Fructose is free not linked to Glucose as in Sucrose) This has implications Scientist don't quite understand. Is HFCS contributing to obesity? Hard to say, but I think probably a little bit yeah, that processed shit is just not good for you even if they don't know exactly why.
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