Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, August 29, 2008
- Exercises working on balancing and putting stress on the bad leg
- Beginning agility - jogging, skipping, jump rope, running in rings of rope ladder
- Weights - still about 10% away from body weight (blah!)
On off days I'm trying to go walk/jog at my regular gym a couple days a week on the treadmill.
I think about my knee a lot but not nearly as much as a few months ago. It still feels different but not nearly as bad. And, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel although who knows how I'll be when not doing rote exercises. All is good in general, though. Will post again as progress is made in a month or so.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Speaking of six months, Thursday marks six months post accident and four months post surgery. Things are going well and I often forget about the knee. Pain and just feeling the knee ebb and flow as I walk. But, I feel that I'm turning a corner. I'll be celebrating the "anniversary" at a conference in Chicago...hopefully lots of city walking without pain will be the reward.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I've added a picture of the day before the injury, Christmas day last year. It's funny to think back to my mindset then. I can't even imagine attempting to go down a snow-covered ungroomed staircase like that. Hopefully I will be up to such an attempt next winter.
I've hated stairs for many reasons during this journey. More recently, the thing about them is that they're a constant reminder of my injury. When I'm around people I don't know, I feel I need to explain myself and my injury so they know why I'm so slow. Hopefully now I'm one step closer to a less visible impairment!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I just got back from a business trip and weekend in San Francisco. It was a great trip...no major incidents. I got a lot of practice walking. I could definitely feel my knee and especially my hamstring and calf muscles since I was moving aroudn so much. The thing I kept thinking about was how lucky I've been that I lived in a city where you don't have to walk to get everywhere. Not in general, but when it comes to someone requiring knee surgery, the ability to drive park close, etc., is critical!