It has been a while since posting. In addition to working on the nutrition book that Coach Sonnon and I are getting closer to releasing, I’ve also undergone surgery on my knee – arthroscopic with micro-fracture. Getting ready for surgery is a bit like getting ready to go on a long vacation without the opportunity to enjoy the mountains or walk by the ocean.
The surgery went well and recovery is proceeding nicely. Soon I’ll make a post about how I prepared for it and what I’m doing now. The prep has really paid off and having a workout I can do after so much laying around has been priceless.
Today I took my first shower without needing someone to help me, or mostly at least. The joy of being able to have your knee slightly bent in the shower is amazing and it makes the plastic chair feel a little less awkward. I also did a full 20 minute Clubbell and bodyweight exercise session followed by yoga…not the first time since surgery, but it felt just as good today as it did the first time. And yes, it was all done without any weight on the right leg.
But alas, it is time to get in the CPM (completely passive motion) machine again. Six hours of each day is spent with my leg strapped into a machine that repeatedly bends my knee to 90 degrees. It sounds a bit like the bot tank/auto-milkers in my childhood friend’s dairy barn. Thankfully, there are no attachments involved. I’d love to be able to spend all 6 hours at night, but I can’t sleep well and sometimes just can’t sleep at all with the blasted thing moving my leg now that it is up to 90 degrees.
Nine years ago Matt and I were saying our vows to each other. (Happy Anniversary Honey!!) Time has flown and it appears that the craziness that occurred nine years ago had no bearing on the quality of our relationship. We didn’t really celebrate today, but we didn’t really celebrate nine years ago either — although we were pretty happy we made it through the ceremony. However, that is a long and funny story for another day.
I’ll be back to more regular posting in a few weeks.