Friday, October 11, 2013

Break Time

When push comes to shove I definitely take my breaks. For those of you who follow me on facebook, you know it's been a bit of a rough week. I finally got my knee surgery.
I was torn on whether to go through with it. In the spring I hurt my knee. Knee injuries are nothing new to me. I've had a few. In fact this is now my 3rd knee surgery. Luckily my surgeon is a pretty awesome guy. He knows me well enough that despite being injured I keep pushing. So he thought surgery was the best option on figuring what the heck was going on in there. Our speculations were a torn meniscus but as my triathlon season progressed so did the pain in my knee. It started out very specific and by last Friday I was getting deep anterior knee pain and locking and popping was going on too. So last Thursday right before I was leaving for a course in Vancouver I got the call...
Your knee surgery will be Monday morning. Not a  lot of notice but I knew that was going to happen. Otherwise I was looking at a January surgery date and we all know I definitely couldn't wait that long.

The hospital was a zoo! Apparently one of the busiest surgery days they've ever had. I had to wait 2 hours before they took me in. My surgeon came in for a quick visit and to confirm I was still up for this and in I went. I'm now a pro at this. I even had the same surgical nurse as last time and he even remembered me! What does that say???

So once I woke up I had immediate pain so they gave me some drugs and of course I felt better. The husband and kids took good care of me but the one person who was exceptionally great was this gorgeous girl.
She has been by my side since I got home.

So all in all things have been pretty good. Unfortunately I have had some significant swelling so I've had to really stay off my leg and keep it elevated and take Advill which I'm trying really hard to stay off the drugs but sometimes you really have to pick your battles.
I should have taken a picture when the swelling was grotesque but I'll spare you that. Instead there is this one with just a bit.
I had a worse cankle then when I was pregnant ; )

So having all of this time off you would think I would love lounging around, watching tv, catching up on blogs. You would think I would be having the time of my life with this fabulous break time. Unfortunately, I hate it. I'm reading like mad, thinking about how I'm going to work on my running. Planning out all my races for 2014. To get me all geared up I could not think of a better way to spend my day tomorrow then to watch this:
I'm going to crank the heat up in my house and get me a tropical drink and pretend I am there cheering all those fantastic athletes.  I'm also going to try and forget what my house looks like...
Lets just say my husband is not a good homemaker. 

Some other things that have lifted my spirits is yummy treats.
Menchies has a non-dairy soft serve! This week it is strawberry and when you add some crushed almonds and other vegan treats it definitely makes my day.

So there you have it. I will be off running for 5-6 weeks and very light cycling in the meantime. No races for the rest of the 2013 year. I will continue to post here and there and soon I will let you know what my big race will be for next year.

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