Happy Thursday everyone! Well it is a NEW DAY and I am here with a NEW ATTITUDE! I can’t say that I won’t get frustrated, upset or down in the coming months but I can promise you that I am going to try! I am not going to stop blogging! After the enormous support I got from this amazing community these last 2 days I feel more renewed than ever. You all helped give me a little confidence back and helped me to remember that I am more than what I gave myself credit for. So thank you for bringing sunshine into my life these last few days. I sincerely am touched by each and every one of you who chimed in. And I found some lurkers! Don’t be shy…comment! I love to meet readers!
So let’s talk about what the future holds. I am currently looking for a new Physical Therapist. The doctor I was seeing did not work out. Let’s just leave it at that. But before I find another PT, I am going to officially get an MRI on my knee so that I can know 100% EXACTLY what is going on down there! BUT…I can’t get one until after August 1st. Why? Our insurance year starts on 8/1/2010 and Keith and I both think it would be smarter to wait until the new year so that whatever we have to pay out-of-pocket for the MRI goes towards our yearly deductible. There is not point in having in now and have it apply towards this year’s deductible when there are only 2 weeks left in our year. Make sense? But first thing in August I will have one and definitely let you know. From there I will have my primary care doctor recommend an orthopedic PT for me.
In the meantime I am just going to do what I can, stop when it hurts, try to smile and ICE a lot! Today I was able to handle 6 miles at a slow pace. I was on the treadmill and kept it at 6.5 the whole time. The knee feels good and I just have to keep telling myself that at least I can work out..at least I can work out…at least I can work out!
Dinner last night was actually very simple but very good! I was craving a big old salad. So big old salad I did! I had spinach, egg, bell pepper, cucumber and blueberries. I topped that with a Quorn “chicken” patty and I was H-A-P-P-Y!
Do you find yourself craving salads in the summer?
In the health world, do you like tomatoes? I LOVE THEM! In fact I can eat them like apples! so here are a few tomato tips: when buying, look for firm, deeply colored and blemish-free tomatoes that feel heavy for their size. Store stem-side down at room temperature, away from direct sunlight. And whatever you do, don’t put them in the fridge: cold turns the flesh mushy and drains tomatoes of flavor. Buy only what you’ll use within a few days.
Do you like tomatoes?
Keith HATES them…more for me!
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