Monday, July 19, 2010


So in my last post I was so excited about my new fitness program and working out and getting back in to a routine and losing weight by Christmas...well it seems as though that is not going to get to happen, at least not for awhile.

Around March of last year I started having a lot of problems with my left knee. It was ridiculously sore all of the time. I couldn't keep it straight or bent for long periods of time; it needed to constantly be moving.

My uncle is an arthritis doctor so I went down to see him one day. He pushed and poked around on it and came to the conclusion that I had Tendinitis. He gave me these patch things that I had to wear and I had to take meds and ice it and put heat on it and he said I had to stay off of it for a few weeks. Okay, I can do that. So I do those things and it begins to start feeling better. I did bootcamp in June and I was very careful about how I used my knee and I wore a brace and I iced it(probably not as good as I should have). I haven't even worked out much the last month.

But this last week as I started to work out again my knee is has been THROBBING. Like pain ALL THE TIME. I ice it for long periods of time. After a weekend at the lake and probably too much tossing and being thrown off the tube I was in pain yesterday. I spent the afternoon at my grandmas and and she didn't have ice so I resorted to half a bag of Broccoli. It helped some but I was still feeling the dull throbbing pain.

We had a family night and I had my uncle look at it once again. This time I winced in pain as he pushed and he looked at me and said "NO MORE ACTIVITY for at least a month, maybe 2!" WHAT?! I was just so frustrated. I didn't even know what to do. So we all said our goodbyes and I hugged and smiled but cried when I got in my car. It's just so frustrating to have an injury like this where I can't do anything. I'd much rather have it in my elbow or something. The knee feels like the worst possible place!

Oh well....guess I just gotta suck is up now! Thanks for letting me vent. :)

1 comment:

  1. oh no. i'm so sorry laura! but...taking care of yourself is so much more important than exercising and doing whatever for 2 months. you'll be glad when you're 70 I'm sure. :)