good week :)
So I’ve posted before about how some weeks are good and others bad. Last week was bad, this week is GOOD! Despite all the stair climbing in like 100% humidity and my entire body being sore from moving boxes, the stairs are actually helping me knee. I’m not as stiff this week - so that 125 degrees is not like O-M-G my knee can’t bend that way - but more like 125 ok not soo bad...
extra workout - stair master :-/
So I’m moving on Friday and I got the keys to my new apartment last night. I brought some kitchen items with me, and made 7 trips up and down 3 flights of stairs. Can we say my ENTIRE body is SORE! My knee was tired last night after it all - but today feels ok. The muscles in my arms and legs on the other hand are TIRED and don’t want to move! Looking forward to many more trips up...
tumblarity: 0! :(
My tumblarity has been ZERO!?!? Granted my posts have been short, but I’ve been blogging and it’s still been zero! :( People read! Anywho, back to the purpose of this blog - my knee. I had that kinesiotape on all weekend, and I didn’t do too many one-legged exercises this weekend. My hamstring felt A LOT better this morning at PT - in fact, it didn’t bother me at all. ...
So I was up in Boston this weekend and still managed to do some knee exercises! Saturday I did a decent pool workout - the water was a tad chilly! I also did some bending and hip strengthening exercises. Throughout the weekend I did quite a bit of walking (in sneaks!) and climbed 3 flights of stairs many times. The hamstring behaved for the most part this weekend - but I’m not sure if it...
I did a 20 minute bike ride around my parent’s neighborhood tonight and it felt great! I pushed myself a little by putting up the resistence and taking on some mini hills. Go go gadget mini quad muscle! haha.
Well it has been 12 weeks since I had my surgery, and I have my check up tomorrow. I think I’ve made some really good progress even though I’m sure my PT expects more. I have had my ups and downs (this week being downs because of the weather!). Yesterday, I was really not enjoying the torcher of my PT trying to get my knee to bend when my knee cap felt like it was going to pop! Not...
the name of the game is "this weather sucks for my...
Hamstring and knee are SOOOORE due to the crappy weather outside! I am not a happy camper, and PT was hard today because of how I felt. The end. :(
It’s Friiiiday and I’m psyched for being mobile enough now to do things this weekend! But back to the purpose of this blog…my knee! I see my doctor next Thursday, so my PT took measurements today…eek! First up was the “good” knee, the right knee, which was 130 degrees. We then tested out the left knee. First try: 115 degrees…(not good, my PT wanted me...
getting dressed for work
Since my surgery, I haven’t been able to wear a lot my clothes. My mini-quad muscle makes some pairs of pants just look ridiculous, other pairs are too big because I lost like 10 pounds due to not being able to walk, and dresses/skirts were out of the question because I’ve been wearing sneakers to support my knee. Well this week I have decided to test my knee a bit and start wearing...
It’s been 11 weeks since my surgery…wow! My muscles are so sore from PT on Monday and I was really sore tonight at my session. I just did some extra stretching because I feel like I can’t move. I think that is a good thing, but I desperately want a massage (or better yet a pedicure with a massage chair — that may be what I do tomorrow night).
I swear I haven't abandoned you
This will have to be short since I have to read a case study for a class I’m in this week for work, but I didn’t want y’all to think I’d abandoned my blog. This has been yet another crazy week. a crazy MONTH! Progress on the knee is slow, but I definitely feel myself getting stronger. In fact, I’m REALLY sore all over from Monday’s PT session. My deep abs...
Ok so I’ve been in overdrive all week! I’ve had a lot on my plate this week and now that it’s friday my body and mind are EXHAUSTED! I need SLEEP!! Last night I was at PT for close to 2 hours! I did sooo many exercises and my therapist worked on my leg like crazy — my quad HURTS from her “massaging” it. Picture elbow deeply “massaging” a...
trying to keep my eyes open
I’m exhausted — wayy too much walking/driving long distances the past two days. What am I doing? The answer to that question will have to wait :) Anyway, PT was great yesterday! My therapist gave me a few new exercises, and she stretched out my hip, knee, butt?!? Hip and knee cracked, which is scary, but relieved a lot of pressure, and helped with my motion. (Think of cracking...
After a hectic day yesterday…work, walking/driving extended distance, and then driving home, my little knee is TIRED! Soo sore today…need to work from home, but must go into the office for PT later. Another hectic day in store. This week is CRAZY!
soreness = good!
After a lovely 4th of July weekend, I have returned my few, but loyal readers to update you on my progress. I had PT on Thursday evening and Friday morning last week. I did a lot of cool exercises to build my core muscles as well as my left leg muscles. And the result of these cool exercises…slight soreness in my butt and extreme soreness in my RIGHT calf muscle! OMG sore! I tried to do...
resident knee expert
While I do not have my PhD in orthopedics, I have become the point of contact for friends, co-workers, and even strangers about knee injuries. My boss asked me about patella tendonitis the other day, Theo asked me if her knee looked swollen from all the running she is doing, and a soccer buddy asked me to give advice to her friend who recently tore her ACL. I am the resident knee expert around...
Crazy go nuts!
Yesterday and today have been really busy so I haven’t had a chance to update y’all on my second PT visit. It was a little unorganized, BUT I did some good exercises and I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s visit where I should do even more. I started Tuesday’s visit off with 15 minutes on the bike, then did some mini squats, and 4 way leg raises. Next I moved on to...