I always feel guilty after writing a post that doesn’t have some sort of happiness infused. At least I’m sticking with my Catholic roots!
Here are a few updates:
1. I had my first PT appt yesterday for my knee. Basically, I messed it up good and plenty! He said some medical words to describe the problem and I swore I was going to remember them but I don’t. I’m pretty sure it was part of my knee is rubbing on my tibia. In my head this explanation feels off since it doesn’t seem possible although I never took an anatomy class. I might be remembering incorrectly. Whatever, it isn’t great. Upside – actual orders to be a lazy bones! I do have some exercises to do. I asked him if these were strengthening exercises but apparently I’m not there yet and these are merely exercises to remind my muscles how to work. Great scott – even my muscles can’t remember to remember.
I have another PT appt this week and then three next week. I am very committed to recovery and it is quite clear that my big muscles (quads? the ones on the top of my thighs) are weak as hell. When I mentioned this he readily agreed. I need to put the brace back on, do the memorization exercises and no activity <– the lazy part. I have a feeling the sit on your ass orders will go by the way side sooner rather than later so I’m going to give up feeling guilty about doing just that.
2. Sunday I moaned and groaned about my stomach. I’m still at that stage. I am also grateful I can afford to eat what my body can handle. For instance, there aren’t a lot of fruits and veggies (or many other things) my stomach can tolerate. Blueberries are a major winner. They are currently $10 per 18oz at Costco – yowza! I bought two. Also, the gluten-free bread is $8.00 per loaf (Costco), the ham is $8.00 per pound and a half or so (Costco) and then the “granola” bars I can eat are $5.00 a box. I am wildly lucky I can give my stomach the royal treatment, even if it is acting like an ungrateful punk.
3. The weather is wacky. Last week, one of my big programs consisted of cooking a variety of sausage (including my FAVORITE hot dogs ever!) on grills (outside) and serving them to students over 200 of them. It was really cold, rainy and it snowed earlier in the day. This week? Close to 70* the entire week. I want Nov. to feel like Nov. Not to mention, this kind of weather freaks me out! Oh and I strongly recommend getting hot dogs from a real life butcher shop. It makes such a major difference in taste!
4. I went to do laundry on Sunday – I was fiercely determined and even walked down to the w/d room. Alas, someone was already using both machines. I set a timer to make myself get up an hour later to check said laundry machines to see if they were empty but by the time the alarm went off, my motivation was gone. Tonight is the night friends – I can feel it. Laundry will be accomplished.
5. I finally pulled my popcorn popper out from under the sink. It’s one of those ‘stir crazy’ poppers and I remember having to have it. Considering I’ve been downing Skinny Pop like mad, I figured I should save a few bucks and make it myself. And put the popper to good use. I bought some sunflower oil like Skinny Pop uses and hit it. Yum!
6. Get this: I was RIGHT! Word of advice, make friends with a doctor, a nurse or a pharmacist. No, this isn’t license to stalk someone but I’m pretty darn lucky to know a couple of pharmacists. How does this relate to my being right? Because my pharmacist friend, we were fellow “Panty Raiders” on a Ragnar Relay and a blogger (I really dig her and her blog!), read my post the other day and my ice eating IS a sign of anemia! Look at me all sleuthing and stuff! She also made a recommendation of a brand of iron to get. So today, I’ll be starting to combat this low iron business.
This is riveting stuff, isn’t it? Happy Tuesday!