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Haven't Blogged In A While

Friday, August 02, 2013

It's been a while since I blogged so I figured I'd update everyone. I've been keeping up with my walk training and the weekend mileage is getting bigger. My hip had started bugging me while walking and I didn't tell my ortho doctor because I didn't think it was important. Last week Thursday I went to Tae Kwon Do class. A head instructor from our main school has been teaching on Thursday nights and I have been going because she's an awesome instructor. We started out good and then started doing a set of front leg roundhouse kicks where you kick with your front leg and bounce on your back leg when your front leg goes up. Well, I was concerned about my hip (the opposite side as the knee I just had surgery on) and I landed on my left knee (the bad one), felt a pop and landed on my butt on the mat. It started burning and I knew I was done for the night.

I did put ice on it right away and was actually able to put weight on it. I went home and it was still hurting so I made the decision to go to urgent care (after eating Kraft Macaroni and Cheese for dinner because that's what my husband made since he thought I would be gone longer). Long story short, the dr. said it was a knee sprain (most likely ligament based) and I should use crutches if I had too much pain and call the ortho the next day.

Called the ortho and got an appointment for Monday morning. I decided I would have to take an entire week off of working out to help heal the knee and the hip. Last night was a week and I did go for a 3.4 mile walk but didn't work out today. It felt good but I did take it easy and walked much slower than I normally would have.

The ortho doc said he doesn't think I did anything major to my knee because it wasn't swollen and there was no fluid on it. He did a hip xray, which was normal, so he figured it was just overuse and I should dial back the activity for a bit and let my symptoms be my guide. I'm getting a bit used to not working out and I'm concerned but I think as soon as I feel well healed I'll be right back to it. I can't wait! He also gave me a different anti-inflammatory medication and that is helping a lot. So we'll see what happens. I think I'll still take it easy for a few days so I feel 100%. The hip and knee both still feel a little wonky.

We also went to get our new camper today! Here's a picture!

The good news is that it's a lot bigger than our old one, which was a popup camper, and also has a bathroom with a toilet and shower, a full size fridge with a freezer and room to sleep 8. The bad news is that it won't fit in our backyard for storage because the neighbors have a fence right next to our driveway and the overhang at the back of the house is right there and we can't swing it around enough. So now we have it blocking the garage and will have to find another place to store it. We go camping August 19th for 5 days and we're really excited!

So that's about it - farmer's market tomorrow and Brewer game with Ken's work Box (free food and drinks!) and the Wisconsin State Fair on Sunday. Should be a great weekend! Hope everyone else has a great one too!
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    Glad you're taking time to baby the owwies, Chris! The wise body knows.

    That IS a big camper! Hope you get years of joyful experiences with it.
    1567 days ago
    Hope your hip & knee are feeling better!! Love the new camper!!

    p.s. Got the shakeology! Can't wait to start the challenge on the 15th.
    1568 days ago
    Great camper ! You'll have so much fun with that !
    1569 days ago
    smart move letting everything heal up! Take it easy before you put it under additional strain

    And enjoy the hell out of the camper!
    1569 days ago
    Great camper and fab weekend plans!

    I hope the knee and hip are doing better today.

    1569 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Wonky, I love that word, I think my whole body has been feeling wonky for a while now. That's a super nice camper, I would love one like that, we have a pop up. Sorry about your knee and hip, this being down and out is really hard, but we can make it through. Sounds like a fun weekend planned.
    1569 days ago
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