Last week my knee started hurting. Not a surprise to anyone who knows me. More surprising, I suppose, is that I went pain free for so long.
That was Wednesday.
Saturday, when I went to bed, I noticed this: My left leg is significantly larger than my right. I pressed my finger into my swollen leg. Not edema. So what is it? What is causing me to limp along for days and days and days?
I don't know.
It hurts and I have to be careful how I move it. The swelling goes down when I sleep and is not exacerbated if I stay off my feet, keep my leg elevated and such.
Unfortunately, I started a new yesterday so staying off my leg is not an option.
As for exercise, I was too busy with having my son and his roommate hanging out here and Rob's birthday and such to really get much done. A little yoga here and there but then, when my knee started hurting, I didn't do much at all. There's no excuse for it really. Sure I can't do cardio and I may not even be able to do things like yoga or squats but I could be doing upper body work and, if I can ask Rob to help me off the floor, I could even do crunches.
Tomorrow I'll map out an exercise routine that will allow me to do something. Today, not only will I limp my way through another day in the office but, hopefully, I'll remember to take something for the pain. Thankfully, the office is closed on Wednesdays sooooo . . .
Gained back all of the weight I had lost after visiting my mother. Bah humbug.