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Decisions.

There comes a point in time where you have to make a decision. Or decisions. And sometimes, they’re easy ones and sometimes, they’re not. And then sometimes, you don’t make a decision and things just happen. Like not blogging for 2 months. Yeah, sorry about that. :/ But seriously.  Decisions. In all honesty, when I started this post, I was full of emotion.  Four sentences in and my cell phone rang and the emotion went away, or at least got suppressed, because not everyone gets it.  I’ve put up a front for so…

MENISCUS SURGERY – 9 WEEKS DOWN

I know, I know, I’m a day late with this post. Technically, I’m at 9 weeks and 1 day post surgery. It’s all good – gives me another day of PT to tell you about! So, last Tuesday (the 11th), I got to warm up on the bike again! It takes me a minute or two for my knee to loosen up and I have to go really slowly but then, it starts to feel pretty good and I can really get to moving! Then, I got to do a little bit with my…

MENISCUS SURGERY – 8 WEEKS LATER

You guys, I’m so sorry I didn’t update you last week and show you me NOT using crutches! As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I was so sick. 🙁  And then, once the fever went away, I had a sinus headache for 3 days. THREE DAYS. Now, I’m in the stuffy sinus-y phase, no headache or fever, but sometimes I can breathe and sometimes I can’t. Gah. The pollen is SO bad this year! But anyway!! I had my follow-up with the doc on March 29 and you will…

MENISCUS SURGERY – IT’S THE 6 WEEK MARK!

WOOOHOOO!!! I’ve hit the 6 week mark and you know what that means!!! WEIGHT-BEARING STATUS BEGINS!!!! I’m so excited!! And I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little scared, too. I know they’re not going to take my crutches and say, “go for a walk” but I haven’t used my left leg to help me ambulate in 6 weeks so, I think nerves are to be expected. I go in for my follow-up with the doc tomorrow and then, I have a physical…

MENISCUS SURGERY – 5 WEEKS LATER

It is true. I did not share anything about my 4th week post-surgery. I am guilty. Let me ‘splain. The 4th week was rough. Like… really, really, really rough. One of the girls quit at work and the other girl was on vacation and that left me holding the bag and having to cover ALL. THE. HOURS. Which was great for that paycheck! But, not so great for my knee. 🙁 Not that I knew that at the time. But….it wasn’t good. Instead of working close to 40 hours for a 2 week period…

SURGERY AND THE THIRD WEEK: AKA THE WEEK THE ANGER SET IN

Well, it had to happen eventually. I mean, you can’t have knee surgery and not get angry during the recovery process. Right? Or maybe that’s just me. And man, if it’s just me, then I might need some help because I was definitely more frustrated and angry than anything during this past week. THE GOOD I may have been more frustrated but I did have some good days. Like Wednesday when I got my stitches out and it became okay for me to shower without a plastic bag on my leg!! WOOO!!! And yes…

SURGERY AND THE SECOND WEEK: MORE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY

Welp, 2 weeks down and 4 weeks to go until I can put my left foot down on the ground! MORE GOOD And I am wearing regular clothes!!! I’ll tell you what – sweatpants are definitely comfy but I was starting to feel a lot little like a slob. I don’t mind wearing the sweats at home because it makes life a little easier but we started going out in public a little more and I’d prefer to look a little more like a human. haha Physical therapy is going really, really well. I…

SURGERY AND THE FIRST WEEK: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

Welp, it’s official. I no longer have a torn meniscus. The Good The surgery went really well and the doc said there was no other damage to my meniscus, other than the fact that it was torn completely off the post. He was able to reattach it without issue or having to make any additional repairs! YAY! So now, I’m just in the recovery and physical therapy phase and will spend at least the next 6 weeks on crutches. Ugh. Those crutches. The good news is I’m doing pretty well on them. No falls…

HOW TO SURVIVE COLD AND FLU SEASON

Hello, my friends! I think I am FINALLY starting to feel more like a human and less like a zombie!! It’s been a rough week. In case you didn’t know, I ended up smacked with an upper respiratory infection that morphed into strep throat. Thank goodness for antibiotics! My lymph nodes are FINALLY going back to normal size and I don’t feel so much like I’m swallowing nails any more. These are good things! Now, I’m not certain I could have actually avoided the strep diagnosis as it’s…

BE INSPIRED AND BE EMPOWERED

So, I’ve had some great motivators in my life. You know the kind – the ones who push you when you need pushing, the ones who believe in you before you even ever wondered if you actually believed in yourself, the ones you rely on and go to for advice and help and guidance, the ones who call you out and make you think and put you in uncomfortable spots because they know you can, and WILL, get out of them successfully. I’ve had them in some of the jobs that I’ve had &#8211…