Day 50: What have I done to myself?
April 13, 2010
No, I have not died, nor have I fallen off the face of the earth… I took a break from the gym to fly to Oregon for my son’s 3rd brain surgery, and have brought him home with me. But this is not the reason I have not been at the gym or blogging, MY KNEES HURT!
It started the week I was in Oregon and has only gotten worse. My left knee is still by far the worst, but both of them grind, crackle, pop and have shooting pain when I walk, stand, get up or sit down. I am just floored that the pain has not gone away over the past few weeks. As I mentioned, my son came home with me for a month for some intensive “mom care” (so thrilled he is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and I have forgone the gym in this time. Bless his heart, he asks me when I am going to return to the gym (he is so supportive!) and I keep saying I hurt too bad. I know this totally sounds like an excuse but seriously, I HURT! Just an example… every time I go to sit on the toilet I hold my breath and make a twisted pain face because I know the pain coming, just to get in a sitting position, will bring me close to Lamaze breathing!
So, I have scheduled an appointment with my physician for Friday. Bleh. I know I am going to hear I am over weight, I have damaged my knees and really, really don’t want to hear I need knee surgery. I have a trip planned for the week of Memorial Day to Washington DC (chaperoning a cousin on grad trip) and I am so afraid I won’t be able to walk around.
What have I done to myself? Did I actually do more damage at the gym? Is it reversible? Am I going to limp and shuffle around like an old lady for the next 6 months?
Will Keep you posted as to what I learn from my doc.