Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Best Laid Plans...

I had such grand plans for this week.  Yoga on Monday, Spinning on Wednesday, Zumba on Thursday, weight training everyday.  Big plans.  With the return of the light to my soul, I am ready to get my body fit and smokin'.

6:00 pm came and I was headed out the door.  Going to the gym to work out on the elliptical for 30 minutes and then to yoga.

I hopped down the porch stairs, happy to be free of the 3 children I love so much.  So excited for this small break to work on me.

Then it happened.  My right foot went down and immediately started slipping.  My first thought was, I am NOT going to fall.  Then BOOM! I fell.  I fell with my left knee at an angle to the side and I fell right on that knee.

I was in my front yard, so I yelled for Jeremy.  Luckily he was in the kitchen and could hear me.  He came out, in his socks, holding a baby, and realized that I was hurt.  Quickly he came down the steps and helped me inside.

I was then confined to the couch for the night.  Pillows propping up my knee, ice making me even colder than I already was, and children wanting to be sure Mama was alright.

For those who don't know, my husband works for a company that develops medical devices.  He is an engineer there, so he knows a bit about orthopaedics.  He drew on his skills and helped to figure out what he thought was wrong, sprained MCL -- his unofficial diagnosis.

Tuesday morning we decided I should go to the doctor.  So off we went to see a knee specialist in town.  The official diagnosis, Sprained MCL with a bone bruise.  What does that mean?  I sprained my knee and am now the proud owner of this new accessory.

Pretty hot right?  Yeah, I get to wear this bad boy for the next 4 weeks.  Plus I get to go to Physical Therapy and let them move my knee a lot and make me cry.  Yay Me!

On the upside, it has given me lots of time to do this

And this

Looking for the bright side.  Hopefully I will have a pair of socks done by the time my knee is healed!!

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