My “Pain in the Knee” Story

Sorry I haven’t posted but thank you for all of your feedback relating to my jean question!

I decided to get 2 pairs of the size which fits and 2 slightly bigger.
The slightly bigger ones are jeggings so they can be loose while still fitting.
Then, as I expand, I’ll expand into my jeans. Also, I have jeans which fit prior to this summer so I do have jeans to fall back on.
Thank you guys so much! :-D

But I went to another mall, got my jeans, and started to head home.
I know I haven’t written much about my knee but this summer I ran my first half marathon on May 22nd.
It was the Philadelphia Odyssey Half Marathon and I was so happy to have completed it!
Well, I guess I didn’t let my body rest enough and one day while I was running on the treadmill I felt a little “twirk” in my leg. I guess I should have stopped but of course I pushed through promising to go home to stretch.
After contacting a running friend after several tearful runs, I went to a sports doctor. He attempted to work on my knee several times before setting me up with an MRI. I was so scared. I’ll never forget when my results came back… He sat me down and said my knee looked like a football players knee.

TWO torn menisci (lateral and medial) and a sprained ligament in my right knee.
I was as emotionally torn by this point as my knee.

As I went through the main process of depression leading up to acceptance, I met with a surgeon and went into surgery on June 28th. I’ll never forget the day before my surgery. I went to the gym to cross train on the arc-trainer who became my arch nemesis best friend for a month. After I was tanning I realized it was the last day I actually would have two good knees.

I took this photo… I was trying to take a good picture of a yoga pose. Find a “peace’ for getting through the surgery.

Just workin' on my yoga.

Little did I know it would be 7+ weeks and my knee still gets swollen if I don’t have it taped or if I do something a little out of the ordinary. :-(

Now, I’m just unhappy… Through my knee recovery I was starting to talk to a boy for the first time in YEARS, but now he’s back in Tennessee for school/run for the team. I felt so bad for him because I am a bipolar mess (no joke) EVERY day. All I do is think about my knee and wish this recovery wasn’t so long.
It is just SUCH a downer to know I spent my summer with one knee…

NO BEACH.
NO THEME PARKS (HERSHEY).
NO WALKING, JUMPING, SKIPPING WHILE HOLDING HANDS.

NO… Summer. :-(
Also, I’ve restricted my diet so much I lost so much weight. I took a picture of myself today and although I think I look too thin, I just can’t help to keep eating the same foods and things. Ugh. What a mess. Now I’m in even MORE of a mess. Yuck.

So there’s my short little blurp about my knee. I’m sure I’ll add more here and there but this is the main jist of it. ;-) Don’t want to bore you guys too much at this hour of the night.

So, the past two days consisted of some swimmin’ and liftin’.
Of course, some baking was thrown in there, too… It was raining both days after all ;-).
I made Jessica‘s “Better than Crack” Brownies… And let me tell you, they are better than crack. Err, at least I think?

I am DEFINITELY a sliver eater.
Don’t pretend you don’t know what I mean!

Are you a sliver eater or a whole piece at one time/done eater?

I’m a batter and sliver eater, definitely!

Any summer flings this summer??!

I hope I can stop being such a MESS and let this guy into my life. Just another problem from restricted eating. Ew.

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6 thoughts on “My “Pain in the Knee” Story

  1. Awwwr girl don’t restrict =\ Your body needs the fuel to heal properly, and if you keep pushing yourself to exercise while you’re underweight, you just risk getting even more injured. I know that dealing with an injury is difficult, but try and focus on the things that you CAN do, instead of those that you can’t. You can swim. You can lift. You can go out and have fun. The only thing stopping you from enjoying your summer is your fixation on something that you can’t change. But there’s still a decent chunk of summer left, so try and make the most of it :)

  2. aww i’m sorry to hear you haven’t felt happy this summer. LOTS of things go on with me too im not exxactly happy about so I understand! And I agree with amanda not to restrict!! You can take control of things (-:
    XOX
    Glad I found your blog! Hope to hear from you soon!

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your knee thats horrible!! I can definately relate becuase I had a similar situation. I overexercised/underate for so long I ended up with arthritis in my knee. Not being able to run further made me undereat…lont story short Im better but my knee still acts up in long car rides or after too much running!
    I’m so excited i found your blog!! I cant wait to hear about the rest of your journey :)

  4. I’m so sorry! Thats terrible :( But please be smart and don’t restrict!! Your body needs food as fuel so you can heal and still go through the workouts your putting it through.
    Please be smart!! Even though your upset about your knee and how it’s kind of ruined your summer, this is the one body you have. CHERISH it. If you ‘abuse’ your body, it won’t be kind to you. If you love your body, it will love you back.
    Cheer up girl!

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