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Friday, September 4, 2009

Busy Long Weekend - update on my knee

I am so glad to have Monday off. I love long weekends. We have such a busy one coming up but it will be a lot of fun. I have been stressed over my knee and just tired and I am going to move on from that and just have fun and enjoy my time with friends and family.

First, I will update you on the football game last night. We lost BUT we played good. The score was 27-20 and at one point we were down 20 - 0 and we came back and scored 20 points so that is AWESOME!! They never gave up and they played hard. They made some silly mistakes that they can work on over time. I think they might get a few wins this season. J was pleased and a pleased hubby on the field makes for a happy hubby at home.

Tonight we are having friends over for dinner, then we are headed to a high school football game then we are headed out on the town to see a guy in concert that we like. Saturday we are going to some friends house to watch the first RAZORBACK game of the year. GO HOGS!!! Sunday we will go to church and then I have family coming in town from Michigan and we will be having get togethers with them on both Sunday and Monday. Can't wait!

I had an appt. with an orthopedic Dr. in regards to my knee issues in a nut shell he said that I have cartilage under my knee cap and it is affecting the tracking of my knee cap as it goes up into the femur where it should go when you bend it. It gets slightly off track sometimes which is what causes the discomfort that I feel. The creaking and cracking is just from the cartilage and the rough surfce in the knee cap area as it moves. The only thing you can do for it is rehab and to not do exercises that irritate it such as running or squats or lunges. I will have to get my muscles strong in my legs with other methods. He gave me some exercises to do to strenthen the muscles b/c that can help over time with my problem. You can imagine how frustrating this is especially since I love to run and do squats and lunges and such. He isn't saying I can never do them but it might be a while and there is the chance that I won't be able to do them. Those types of exercises are hard on the knees obviously. I am doing my best to keep a good attitude about it b/c it is not as if I can't ever exercise again or anything like that. I just have to modify how I work out. I can do any and all upper body stuff and I can do the eliptical and walk all I want but stay away from the incline b/c that is hard on the knees and I can do a bike but I have to watch my resistence on it. I had went to see another chiropractor and I might go back to him for some rehab. I need to go visit with him some more to ask a few more questions. We shall see. Time will tell on this.


The Graves Gang said...

Praying for 'ya!

Brandi said...

Sorry you can't run girl! Maybe with some rehab and rest you will be back at it in no time!

Kathleen said...

I had that same issue Dawn in high school. I ended up having knee surgeries, three times. Once on each knee and twice on one. I credit good strong legs before I started my running to not having further issues. I sure feel for you and hope that it gets better soon.