My knee story.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Well, for those of you who comment on my page, an update
About 3 weeks ago I was walking at my favorite preserve, coming off a hill. Saw an "older" (older than me!) gentleman jogging. Not especially hard, a nice shuffle. I thought if he can do that so can I.
So I proceeded to" jog" for about 2_4 minutes about 3 times around this lake (Total of my walk at this site is about 3 miles, with me doing the "hill' 3 times).
I did this about 3 times that week.
That last time my knees started to bother me. I already have a "bad knee" that I wear a brace on when walking. Soooo I thought I guess no Jogging. I was ok with that.
The following week at work my knees were giving me fits, so I cut back on all my walking to give them a chance to settle down. Even my lunch time walk on flat surface, of about 1.25 miles, out.
The following week still not good and I started to have pain down my shin, trying to walk again. That was week 3, on a Monday. Tue, Wed, no walking. Thurs they felt better and I started to do my lunch walk. I got half way through it and my knees were hurting. I slowed down and almost made it back, when I got such a pain it almost bought me to my knees!
I hobbled back to my building and ate my lunch could not move. Went to hospital, then my doctor. It seems that my "jogging" compressed my midiscus, stressing my ligament on the outside. When I had that pain, I probably hit bone on bone.
Good news. I did not cause major damage. THANK GOD! But I have been out of commission for going on 4 weeks now! I have also been off my feed, eating things I do not normally eat.
I also had dinner and lunch out more than I ever have. I did split the meals and had leftovers the next meal, the only redeeming thing about all this food mess!
I know I need to get back on track. I feel so over whelmed right now. Crutches and cane are gone and I mostly do not have pain walking. I do not feel up to my normal walk yet, which has a lot to do with how I feel.
Looking for suggestions on how to get back on track, literally!
Thanks for listening!