Four Days In
Sunday, June 07, 2020
The Summer Challenge began on Wednesday, and I'm pleased to say that my nutritional choices have been very good. AND, I've been faithfully logging, which is a struggle for me. Four days is the longest I've strung together in a very long time!
I had been trying to add a bit more bike riding in as my knee is rehabbing, unfortunately, that came to a sudden halt on Friday. My hubby and I went out together, but he was going to ride a bit longer than me (I was trying to build up slowly). I was heading back when I got an alert on my applewatch which I thought said "crash detected" (I have the Life360 app which tells where all my family members are, and with three teenagers on the road, that message panicked me a bit), but when I stopped to look closer, it actually said, "crash detection enabled." Anyway, I had been doing just great in my ride, my knee felt fine, but once I realized everyone was ok, and I began again, I must have pushed off on my knee wrong and heard an audible snap followed by searing pain!
I wasn't sure what to do. As I said, by this time, hubby was miles away in the opposite direction. After several minutes, and trying to walk, which was way worse, I did end up getting back on the bike, ever so carefully, and was able to slowly pedal back home in an easy gear. Since then, I have been icing and NSAID'ing. It's still very difficult to walk, but not painful at rest. I was hoping to get in to see my physical therapist yesterday, but he was unable to see me, and I won't be able to see him until Tuesday. So, I will continue with the RICE, and the exercises I had been given and see what he says on Tuesday. I truly don't want to see an MD, because I truly don't want to hear "surgery," bantered about. I think I can get it back to health naturally. I'm not opposed to medical intervention, but I think once they start tinkering, it never gets back to where it was. Also, since I have pretty substantial arthritis at 53, it's likely that a knee replacement is in my future at some point, but I'd like to make it at least to my mid-60's before that happens.
My knee has dominated my life (and my blogs), for the past three weeks now. It's tough to shift my focus when it has such an impact on my daily living. My work requires lots of up and down, at home I have three teenagers and three dogs in a two story home, so you can imagine the movement required there (think laundry, dishes, walks, etc). But today I will try to resume, to the best of my ability, normal life. I will not post about it any more LOL!
Wishing you a very healthy Sunday!