Monday, September 17, 2007

Hurt my knee

Last Friday, while I was at the mall with my youngest dd, I tripped and fell while coming back into the mall from an employee entrance. My left foot went one way and down I went on my right knee with my right ankle buckeling. My right leg was still from my knee down, and my left foot was black and blue below my ankle. On Tuesday, I felt somewhat better, so stiff knee and all I went with my other dd to do the Freedom Walk for Sept. 11th that our town was holding. We had registered earlier and I really wanted to do this walk.

My dh had his doubts that I would be able to make the walk, but I told him not to worry I would go slow and be ok. I was wrong!! After about a mile or so, I heard a "pop" from the back of my knee and if it hadn't been for my dd and another walker, I would have been down on the pavement. They helped me to the side and someone got me a golf cart ride for the rest of the walk. Disappointment was my name!! I held back the tears, but the pain was severe. When I got home I put it up and put ice on it.

Everyone has been telling me to go to the dr, which I can't afford, so I went online to make sure I was doing what I should do for treatment. And to find out exactly what I had done to my knee. I discovered that I had torn the ligaments in my knee at this site:

It told me that it will take 4 to 12 months for it to heal, that I did the right treatment and that I need to wear a knee brace and probably get physical therapy. My ydd bought me a brace, and she's going to ask a physical theapist that she knows what I should do.

Can't wait for it to stop hurting!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

My Journey

This is a picture of me taken around Christmas 2006. I started Weight Watchers in January of 2007. Since this was taken, I've lost 38 pounds. I feel so much better since losing this weight.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Yes, there are nice people!

Sometimes don't you wonder where the nice people are? Well I found one today. I was at the mall with my dd and had just gone out to her friends car to get something. We had gone out the employee exit, so we went back in the same way. As I was entering, my foot caught and I fell. My left ankle turned and down I went on my right knee which has been sore. So there I sat! Feeling really dumb and trying to figure out if I could get up. My dd is a small thing, but strong. As we were trying to decide the best way for me to get up, a very nice lady came over and offered her help. She told us that she had to help her mother up all the time. I got on my knees and she told my dd to grab under my arm, while she did the same on the other side. Easy as could be, up I went feeling very embarrased! I thanked her, and she said no need.

Yes the nice people are here when you need them!! Thank God for that!

My Birthday

Your Birthdate: June 27
You are a spiritual soul - a person who tries to find meaning in everything. You spend a good amount of time meditating, trying to figure out life. Helping others is also important to you. You enjoy social activities with that goal. You are very generous and giving. Yet you expect very little in return. Your strength: Getting along with anyone and everyone Your weakness: Needing a good amount of downtime to recharge Your power color: Cobalt blue Your power symbol: Dove
You Are Strawberry Cake
Fresh, sassy, and romantic. You're a total flirt, who never would turn down a sugary treat. Occasionally you're a bit moody - but you usually stay sweet!