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Good day
Thursday, March 22, 2012      2 comments

I feel much better today than I did yesterday so I know I'm getting better. Didn't sleep much at all last night, but I woke up to beautiful weather today. Went to PT did all my exercises. Stuck with my nutritional plan and had a good day overall... Read more
Day 9 post op
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      0 comments

hmmm. Starting to get a little frustrated with the pain in my leg. I asked the physical therapist how long it takes for the pain to subside and she said she can't say because everyone is different. Said for some people it takes up to 6 weeks! Th... Read more
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      2 comments

Getting better and better. I can switch to Advil once my pain meds run out, so that's progress. Slept in today. Ate a healthy breakfast, spent the whole morning on the phone catching up with friends and family. Finally did my exercises at 2. A l... Read more
Day 7 post op
Monday, March 19, 2012      2 comments

Slowly getting better. I still can't walk without crutches but bending and straightening is getting better, still very painful, but getting better. PT shouldn't be called physical therapy but pain and torture. The therapist is the nicest girl an... Read more
Day 5 post op
Sunday, March 18, 2012      1 comments

Getting better little by little. Good day. Not as much pain in the middle of the night, was finally able to sleep mostly. I woke up around 5 and watched a little tv, suddenly i heard a car crash outside. Called 911 and watched from the window, i... Read more
Day 4 post op
Friday, March 16, 2012      2 comments

Today was rough. I had a job interview on crutches, then I went to physical therapy. My friend drove me to the interview and it was just draining talking to her in the car to and from my appointments. In total I was out a total of 6 hours today ... Read more
Good - no great - day!
Thursday, March 15, 2012      3 comments

Tough day today but very rewarding. Day3 post-op, went to my doctor for a followup exam. I still had some major fluid around the knee so the doc drained to take some of the pressure off. Then we did some exercises, straightening and flexing my l... Read more
Self sufficiency
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      0 comments

Getting better little by little. Yesterday I could not lift my leg on my own, now I'm slowly starting to get muscle strength back. The pain killers were really helpful for taking the edge off. I got a ton of phone calls today. My coworkers sent ... Read more
One way to get a good workout
Monday, March 12, 2012      4 comments

Well I'm home from the hospital. I did amazingly well on the crutches, but it sure takes a lot of effort. I had to go up 4 flights on crutches. I'm exhausted!... Read more
Sunday, March 11, 2012      5 comments

Well tomorrow is the big day. Surgery to repair my torn meniscus and ACL. I think the worst part of it will be getting home from the hospital. I live in a 4th floor apartment with no elevator. Plus we have a loft bedroom. So they told me I will ... Read more
Jobs and the economy
Friday, March 09, 2012      6 comments

Well it appears the economy is getting better, because I'm getting interviews left and right. There are jobs out there for me but they all seem to be paying lower. We were discussing this at work today... The economy is getting better, companies... Read more
Spreading the Spark
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      1 comments

I've been having Chris Downie moments... Some cute things have happened to me recently. My boss is trying to loose weight for a special event and came to me asking about "that website you do". Then my other coworker who sits directly next to me ... Read more
March Madness
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      1 comments

I can't wait to get back to running. Sitting around waiting for my surgery is really annoying, but on a positive note I've found some strength exercises I can do: leg adduction, abduction, extensions, leg curls, leg raises, calf rocking and of c... Read more
Monday, March 05, 2012      1 comments

I'm a little freaked out by my upcoming surgery. Think I'm reading too many negative reviews on the Internet. A lot of folks saying their knee was never the same or had pain. Has anyone had a successful ACL surgery? I did find a few interesti... Read more
Sunday, March 04, 2012      1 comments

I am so lazy this weekend. I've been sitting around all weekend doing nothing. I don't feel like doing anything, and my poor bf is getting cabin fever. Sometimes I just feel like doing nothing and now that I can't exercise the way I want to do I... Read more

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