Today has not been a very great knee day so far. (Surgery was on Wednesday; read more here)
After too much nausea last night, I’d decided no more pain pills. I’d rather have a bit more pain and feel like a normal, clear headed, not sick-to-my-stomach person than to have a bit less pain and feel like garbage. So I didn’t take any medicine before bed.
I woke up this morning to a knee that was on fire with pain. HOLY cow. And we’d run out of ice for my awesome Game Ready Ice Machine. And I desperately had to go to the bathroom. So I did what any normal person in my painful situation would do – I cried. I didn’t remember surgery being so painful last time!
After I calmed down, got some more ice in the machine and ate some toast, I decided (with gentle coercion from my fiance) it would behoove me to take some medicine, if only to take the edge off the pain so I could function without tears. So far, so good.
While I’m feeling pretty decent, I wanted to share some exciting news I got last week during our epic cross country drive: I’ve been selected to be a FitFluential Ambassador! (!!!!!) So many of my favorite bloggers and twitter friends (Courtney, Heather, Kia, Suzanne, Shut Up and Run, and so many more!) are #FitFluential and I’m so excited to join the team.
As I’ve been on this journey with my knee surgeries, I’ve blogged about it for two reasons: to give my condition (Osteochondritis Dissecans) a real voice where there was none and secondly, to encourage and inspire others. To inspire other injured athletes to overcome their injury and get back into the game (or run or bike), inspire those just starting on their health journey to keep going (if I can do it after 2 knee surgeries in 3 months, anyone can!), inspire those who are able to walk, run, play to appreciate their abilities while I can’t.
What does this mean for you, my reader? I don’t anticipate much changing. You can expect to still read about the surgery recovery and in 6 weeks, how I’ll start getting myself back into regular physical activity safely. I’ll continue to blog about healthy recipes when I’ve made something extraordinary that needs to be shared. Healthy living, healthy recovery, same ol’ lgsmash.
It is my promise that FitFluential will do nothing but enhance the your reader experience. Thank you guys, the friends and readers of LGSMASH, for your support through my surgeries and recovery. It’s meant the world to me and I’m looking forward to continuing this journey with you!