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Tough Week So Far

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

This hasn't been my week. Yesterday it rained all day. I did manage to get a walk and actually got my steps for the day in but I wasn't happy. It was dreary and I wasn't able to walk as long as my body needed to. Then this morning I twisted my knee in a really freakish way while getting into my car to go to work. The pain was horrific and I could barely walk all day. A student had to help me walk across the parking lot to get into school, and, bless him, he took care of me during first hour (he is in the class I visit first hour) by getting me a bag of ice and helping me put up my leg. It was a weird moment for me because he gives me so much grief during class and yet was so kind today when I was in pain.

Anyway this was suppose to have been my day to walk home from school but due to the knee injury I ended up phoning my daughter to come get me. Early. She even came into the building to help me get to the car. That is how much pain I was in. I came home and continued to ice my knee off and on and fell asleep at some point. When I woke up she and I had to go to a meeting at college and it was difficult walking into the building but I made it. By the time we returned DH was home and now I will try using a heating pad on it. I am subbing tomorrow for our school secretary so I will be sitting most of the day. That will give me a chance to rest that leg but I hate giving up my steps 2 days in a row. It puts me so far behind on my goals. I look at my goals on my Start Page and I realize that I have to put in some serious work to reach some of my short-term goals as the dates are sneaking up on me pretty quickly. This injury couldn't have come at a worse time.
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  • ELSCO55
    Hope the leg is much better.
    1584 days ago
    I am so sorry that you are in pain. How frustrating. Please rest your leg. Maybe you can work on some different goals. Can you do one of Coach Nicole's seated upper body workouts? Maybe you can find some new recipes you'd like to try when your leg is better, and it's easier to cook. Maybe you can work on your spiritual life or learning a new skill?

    I'm just throwing out suggestions. I hurt my arm awhile ago, and I nearly went crazy. I was in the middle of trying to organize my house, and I needed to postpone that goal until I could my arm was better. I was extremely disappointed, but things got easier when I refocused my energy.

    I hope you heal quickly!
    1586 days ago
    1587 days ago
    Yes, goals are important. But, you need to give your knee time to heal so that you aren't set back even further. I know how frustrating it is. I'm glad you will be able to rest it and hopefully elevate it today. emoticon
    1587 days ago
    Knee injuries are the worst. Heal fast!
    1587 days ago
    First I want to say how sorry I am to hear you are in pain.

    Now, what I see here is fear guiding you to have to make a certain number, a certain goal, a certain......and the list goes on.

    Yes of course we all have an idea of what would help us on our road to health, etc. But when that turns into have to, should and awful feelings if we don't, well hon, that is simply a road to guilt and shame.

    Things happen. Accidents happen. Situations happen. And, we simply need to sometimes take time away from activities. That's life.

    What is more important to me is having you get some rest and recuperate from this accident. Really look at why you have been doing what you are doing and ask yourself "is this the way I want to live my life. According to numbers?"

    You are successful! You do your best! This is a lifestyle remember and each one of us has to tailor make it to suit our lives, not just our dreams.

    1587 days ago
    Rest that leg! You don't want to make it any worse. Don't let it get you down. You'll be back to walking in no time. I hope it feels better soon. That was really nice of that boy to take care of you like that. emoticon emoticon
    1587 days ago
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