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8/20/08 3:20 P

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Turns out the knee pain was a result of the doctor now know anything about the knee. I have a moderate MCL sprain and mild PCL sprain. Medical book says no RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation) or anti-inflammatory meds for MCL/PCL sprains. Instead it says MEAT (Movement Exercise Analgesics Therapy) will work better. I started going back to the gym yesterday and was able to pretty much pick up right where I left off. Knee didn't bother me one bit on the treadmill.

However, since being out of the game for 7 weeks, my hips are protesting today from the sudden activity. that'll go away in a couple days, though. I should be back on track or at least fairly close. Might have to revert to my original goal of losing 100lbs in a year instead of trying to lose it all before my birthday October 18th. We'll see. I might be able to adjust my diet and workouts to hit it in time. 2 months should be plenty of time for me to work off 27lbs of fat.

I'm back on the wagon!!

-Tiny

"Try anything twice. It keeps you from missing out on a great thing because of one bad experience." -Me, 1999.


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8/12/08 12:09 P

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Oh my gosh, thank goodness you weren't hurt more severely! Some people, I don't know how they keep their licenses...

If there's a pool at your gym, I suggest giving that a try. Swimming is fantastic cardio, it gives you lots of resistance with almost no impact, so it would be good for your knee. Also see if there's any pool exercise classes.

Hope you feel better soon!

Seraphim

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Sorry to hear about your accident! I'm sitting here, searching my brain, trying to think of any cardio to suggest to you, but I've only had about 3 hours of sleep and I'm coming up empty. Still, I thought I would write you a little note to tell you to not give up... sounds like you're already doing a good job of damage control. Keep up the good work!

"Lasciate ogni speranza, voi che entrate..." - Dante Alighieri


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8/12/08 11:10 A

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Well, I fell off the wagon. Not because of my own choices, though!! On July 9th, a woman ran a red light in my path and caused a car crash involving my vehicle, hers and a building. Both of us were able to self-extract and walk away, but I have some residual injuries that are still hampering my attempts to get back to the gym. Luckily (though slightly fluctuating) I was able to keep my weight down through diet alone. At one point I had gained back 10lbs but and now back down to within 3lbs of my pre-crash weight.

I have a knee and ankle injury in my left leg as well as a medium-sized haematoma. The haematoma is beginning to dissolve, but that wasn't really causing any issues for me. The problem is in the recently-inflamed knee injury. It seems that with the severe swelling finally starting to subside, my PCL is starting to bother me. Hopefully we can get that straightened out ASAP. I really want to get back to the gym!!

The first thought I had while riding to the ER in the ambulance was "Damn, guess I won't be at the gym for a while..." I had just re-upped for 3months 2 days prior to the crash, so I've now last 5 weeks of my membership. Bummer.

If anyone has any good cardio that won't stress my knee too much, I'd be grateful!!

-Tiny

"Try anything twice. It keeps you from missing out on a great thing because of one bad experience." -Me, 1999.


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