Well it is my one week torn ACL anniversary. I swear this is easily the worst relationship I have ever been in, the ACL does nothing for me. I’m so kind to my knee, I stretch it, I ice it, I keep it elevated, basically I treat my knee like a princess. What does it do in return? A whole lot of nothing. Thanks knee. Thanks.
I had an MRI yesterday to get a better picture of what is happening in there, but I won’t see my doctor until next Wednesday to hear what is going on. Have you ever had an MRI? It had to be one of the weirdest things ever. For starters when it slid me in my bra gave me a hug, that was super weird, and I felt incredibly conscious of my heart beat. It felt crazy slow but also very strong. I just kept thinking “well I am in a huge magnet and I have iron in my blood…” – but any who that is over. My walking is improving every day and it makes me so so happy. I still can’t get my leg 100% straight while standing but I can bend it all over laying down. I can also curl my heel up to 90 degrees while standing so that is super exciting.
I have been working out this week too. I did upper body and ab circuits on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday so far. I will be doing 8 minute abs and possibly some push ups tonight. Then it is early to bed and an early rise! I am going to Seattle tomorrow! I am sooooo excited. We have tons of plans and there will be lots of walking. I have a knee brace for in case for some extra stability. Easy peasy.
Oh I have also been eating. A lot less mind you but eating. I find myself gravitating towards vegetables and less meat. I have a feeling I will slip back into a heavy vegetables, not so much meat diet during my recovery. I know that protein is good for me and I won’t be skimping but I just can’t eat as much as I was when I was running my face off.
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