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.