Saturday, February 08, 2014
Between tossing and turning, letting my Senior shepherd outside to go do his thing frequently, and anticipating my final hyaluronic knee injection, Thursday night was not a good night for sleep. First thing in the morning I weighed myself. I was so excited to see what I had lost because I have been working hard, only to get on the scale and see that I had gained 3 pounds. I was bummed to say the least but determined NOT to let it affect my mood or my day.
After getting dressed and eating my breakfast I headed to the city for my injection. When I arrived, the parking garage that I normally park in was full so I had to go to another one further up the road. I parked and started walking, feeling confident that I knew where I was going. Following the signs I kept walking and walking until I found myself outside. I swear it was a repeat of the Mary Tyler Moore, where she was twirling around in the midst of big city buildings. I knew then I was lost. Instead of freaking out, I put my big girl panties on, and decided to back track. Aha, before I knew it I was back in the saddle and spotted a sign with the building I was going to. With a little determination and patience I finally found my destination. Despite my doctor's gentle ways, kind heart, and the numbing procedure prior, OMG, it really hurt. He injected every last drop into the cavity which can be painful, and yes it was, my knee felt like it was going to explode. After we chatted and he encouraged me to continue the biking. In 6 weeks I will email him with an update and we will go from there.
Thankfully, after leaving my appointment and going into the elevator going down, I found an information desk and 5 feet away was an employee with a golf cart who so kindly drove me back to my parking lot.
Despite the trials and tribulations of the day, the good news is that my knee pain subsided; I was able to catch some zzz's later in the day; and, after telling my husband about my day, we shared some good belly laughs.
So today I am moving forward and feeling blessed. The day is going to be filled with wonderful possibilities, great health, cycling and a Predator's hockey game!