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I miss walking!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I had twisted and fell my left knee several times over the years. Then this year- twisted it on a Tuesday, May 21 getting out of my seat on the airplane the first day on vacation. I haven't written since then I have been very depressed. It was the most perfect place to walk. At least a place were I have only dreamed about where I could walk regularly. I was in La Jolla, California staying at a hotel on the beach/ocean (bucket list) . We were right across from a very popular park with a walking path along the ocean front for miles. I was only able to do a walk the following Saturday night and only 2 miles.
From there my mom and I we went to Las Vegas. We have gone there before but this time had gotten a groupon for a balloon ride. (another bucket list item) We were on our way to the launch site when I fell getting into the van and I twisted and fell on my knee putting it out of place. Not knowing that,I walked on it for over a week in Las Vegas before I saw the doctor. He put it back into place and I stayed home for 5 days from work.
It has gotten better but I still have pains and limp if I am on it to long. He thinks I tore something because an x-ray didn't show anything and it is still not better. So we are taking the next step.
So I went for an MRI today on my knee and when it was done the assistant said "you moved around some-- were your uncomfortable?" I said "Nope, I had no idea I had moved". Guess my leg/knee was having spasms and I didn't know it. I would think that is not a good sign. But then again maybe the blood is flowing better now. I hope to get results Thursday or Friday at the latest.
I so hope what is wrong is reviled and I can get back to walking. If not I have decided that I can at least go to the pool and do walking in there.

I really have been good- no extra walking. I haven't kept up with my housework at all. (I swept my kitchen floor only 2 times in a month) I just come home and get off of my feet.

I haven't gained more than a pound or so I think. My weight fluctuates anyway so I don't worry a lot unless I am more than 5 pounds up. I don't even get on the scale much because I used to let it dictate my mood and I decided I didn't want to give up that power to anyone or anything.

My house is in need of help and so is my outlook. Exercising sure helps put everything in a better perspective on everything.

I miss walking outside enjoying nature. The quietness, solitude, and fresh air all work together in making it special.
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19DIAMOND54 7/11/2013 10:52AM

    Sorry to hear about twisting your knee. I know I would miss walking terribly.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 7/11/2013 10:39AM

    Best wishes!

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FERRETLOVER1 7/11/2013 7:36AM

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CHICA_BORICUA 7/11/2013 7:14AM

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MJ7DM33 7/10/2013 9:33PM

  Take care!

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JUSTWHISL 7/10/2013 8:52PM

    Been there and had that happen. I know how hard it can be. I'm glad you went and had the MRI done and I hope the results are in your favor. You must be eating correctly to have kept the weight off in spite of not walking. As to the housework, it isn't as important as following doctor's orders and resting your leg. When I was laid up and worried about the house and people coming over....I kept reminding myself that they were coming to see me. That said, it was hard to have people in. But you know what? My friends that came over only wanted to see me and they offered to lend me a hand. One friend scrubbed my kitchen floor for me and another came over and dusted and vacuumed my house. I was so grateful!

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JUNEAU2010 7/10/2013 8:47PM

    Fingers crossed for good test results, full, complete and quick healing!

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