Originally Posted by poppywise
my little house
this is a friend of a good friend of mine and i was just thinking how great it would be to have a dingo house on wheels. we could all pass it around going to visit each other when we need some dingo retreat time.
Oh, I love this! I read the article and it reminded me of this story I read to DS last night. A little pig and his big brother find an little old house off by itself, and they hear lovely guitar music coming from the house. The little pig asks his brother if all houses make such beautiful music, and the big brother pig explains, "No, not the new ones. New houses have to clean themselves and pay themselves off, so they don't have time to make music." How true!!!
Bec, I'm so sorry to hear that your leg is still bothering you! Can you see a sports doctor before your new insurance kicks in? I know it sucks to pay out-of-pocket, but maybe a visit would be good investment in peace-of-mind.
Memiles, did you ever find that hole punch?
Originally Posted by doctorjen
so surely I'll fit in, right?
Yes, you will fit in! Let us know how you like it.
Hi Tara2! I moved on to one of Hal Higdon's novice running plans
after C25k. I like to have something printed out and stuck in my daytimer book, so I can check off the workouts I've done.
Originally Posted by Realrellim
My good news: I had my 6 week pp checkup today and I'm cleared to run!
It's 5 now and I have a meeting at 6, so I'll head out tomorrow afternoon.
Alex: Oh take it easy while you are sick! I hope you are all feeling better soon.
It all sounds so tough there right now. I love reading about your barn-life, all the babies, but I'm sure that is so
much work for you in addition to a house, kids, job, husband...
Hang in there. I'd like to send you a virtual DQ blizzard.
Gaye, I love the shadow box! I saw the FB pics and it looks fantastic. Much better than just pinning the stuff to a bulletin board, or worse, hiding it away in a drawer somewhere.
So the surgery went fine. Thank you guys for your well-wishes and funny suggestions! I was so tempted to write a message on the other knee, something like this:
The worst part was that I was hugely nervous. You know, I didn't want the general anesthesia, but because of my nerves, I was actually thankful for the sedative so I could just be unconscious during the procedure.
I still think the general is sort of more for the convenience factor. They want you up and out of there within a couple of hours.
Anyway, the surgeon came over after it was all done and said, "So, the ACL is torn." I looked surprised and he actually said to me "Well, that's what I already told you!" Umm, no... his precise words were that it was "loose". To me (like your's Gaye!) I think loose means loose but intact. He told me that there are only single strands holding the ends of the ACL together and they are non-functional. All that wasn't visible from the MRI because of the way it was repaired over 20 years ago. Anyway, the re-tear probably happened on a ski trip in the mid-90s, and I've been walking (and running, and skiiing...) around like this since then. He said that they removed about 1/3 of the inner meniscus. Probably the ACL not doing it's job was what contributed to the meniscus damage.
Today, I'll go see my regular orthopedic doctor and see what he recommends for PT. Then I'll do some research on what I can do without the ACL as far as strengthening muscles, and when I'm back home, look into fixing that. Maybe this procedure will have even put us at our deductible, which would be awesome. Then I would get it done this year.
Anyway, I'm taking it easy around here and DS is staying home with me keeping me company. I just found out that 2 different old friends will be driving by on Sunday and will stop in to visit! Yay!! I'm so excited! And the weather is supposed to be gorgeous this weekend.