When the going gets tough… eat a piece of cake

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

The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone….

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….

It’s a bad day

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

Gonna Fly Now

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

I’ve been waiting to smile (ay,) been holding it in for a while (ay….)

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….)