Long time, no write. Sorry, I’ve been absent for so long. Recovery takes long hours! The good news is, though I haven’t been writing, I have been running. I have already participated in a local 5K race and ran my best time ever. My knees are doing well. I rarely ever feel any discomfort at all, … More “…Let’s See How Far We’ve Come”
Happy new year. I haven’t written in soooo long. Honestly, I’ve been busy, but more honestly, I’ve failed miserably at maintaining my health, so having to write about it is a bit humiliating, to say the least. My knee has been good most days, no problem with walking and everyday tasks, but running is always a … More When the going gets tough… eat a piece of cake
Over the last 15 years I have developed a very distinct fear of Doctors. The ones I have seen have been quite bossy and very closed minded, and they seem to have a one track solution for everything: Eeny-meanie-miny-moe, let me see if I can prescribe a pill for that. Because of this, I have avoided visiting … More The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone….
Nothing exciting or remotely witty going on today. Today is one of those days when I’ve lost momentum, a day that has me concerned for my physical future. So here I will try to put my feelings into words, and allow my emotions to run their course. Despite God’s love and promises, I am worried. I am … More Giving it to God is not always enough
It has been a while since I’ve written, so I thought I might update my progress today. Physically, I am doing a fair amount better. I still have a low level of pain in the outer region of my knee, and weakness when doing things like walking down stairs or slow running, but I am getting more and … More Baby we were born to run….
Nothing shuts me down more quickly than being around chronically negative people. I’m referring to those who can’t seem to find a silver lining in anything…ever. These are the people who do nothing but complain. They complain about every aspect of every circumstance that life has to offer. They complain about their homes, they complain about … More It’s a bad day
It occurred to me over the weekend that listening to my doctor’s prognosis and accepting it as the “final word” may not be the wisest choice. I say that because my orthopedic doctor has already flip-flopped on his thoughts about my running outcome. Last Monday he stated (multiple times) that even with torn cartilage and other obstacles with my knee he would get me running … More Gonna Fly Now
Music has always been a huge part of my life. Since the age of four I can remember how much I’ve loved everything about music. To this day, I have found myself allowing the power of songs and the messages behind their lyrics to speak to my heart and comfort me when I am hurting. One of my favorite childhood artists … More There’s a Hole in my Bucket
Just following up with three grateful words: NO MORE PAIN!!! I got my first steroid shot to the knee after being diagnosed with a possible meniscus tear, plus bone spurs, cartilage loss and unfortunate bone on bone rubbing. Despite these issues, the doctor looked me in the eye multiple times and promised, “I will get you running again … More I’ve been waiting to smile (ay,) been holding it in for a while (ay….)
Day 22 – Feeling nervous this morning, but also feeling some underlying hope because I am finally going to see a specialist about my knee and joint problems. It’s time to get some answers to why my recovery is going south instead of north. I’m tired of living every day in a pain-bubble. I miss the freedom … More Doctor, doctor, gimme the news