Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Stupid Human Trick

I knew better, but I did it anyways. I was unloading my truck of some boxes that I was storing for my daughter, and was putting a box of very fine shoes on a top shelf, when Kaboom! The 20 year old plastic chair I was standing on collapsed! Who couldn’t have predicted that??!! Anyway, it was the night before I was leaving to go to AZ to see my sons and Santana, and my right leg was hurting big time. I iced it, compressed it, elevated it, and rested it as best I could. ICRE, you know? No dice.

I was so happy to see my sons, and to cook for them as moms do. I kept up with my ICRE routine, and was very happy on the night of the concert to wear my red patent heels. They actually felt better than the flat shoes I bought. I guess it had something to do with the stretch of the affected muscles. And I did look pretty hot, if I do say so myself. Thank you again, Bonnie!

The concert was so awesome. More than I had hoped for, and so wonderful to share it with my son. Such a better thing than last March when we spent over a week together in the hospital when he had lung surgery. And we both danced our you know whats off. As long as I stood in place I was okay. It’s the walking that’s killing me. He sang this new song with the refrain, "Love peace and joy is what I want for everyone in my life" I loved that. It's exactly how I feel.

So, here’s the bad news. Eating, even in moderation, some of the old family faves I cooked for the boys, and not being able to exercise like usual, has taken its toll. I gained this week. Just .4 pounds, but wrong direction. I am bummed about it, but there’s nothing to do about it now. Not sure when my leg will be better. I went to the doctor this morning and she said a week or two more. In the meantime I’m back home and eating according to plan again, and I did do some upper body lifting at the boys’ house and will do that here at home too. I just know it’s not enough to keep my progress up to the level it’s been at. And no new outdoor adventures. I think I’ll miss them most of all.


Cyndi said...

I'm sorry you got hurt! You know, I get nervous EVERY TIME I stand on a chair for something. Even the sturdiest of chairs...I always envision myself crashing to the floor lol! I'm sorry it happened to you!

Looks like you had a great time with the boys - your son is adorable! ;-) You look great in the photo - so relaxed, fit and hip!

Anonymous said...

I was happy to read your blog tonight and know that you have returned home safely and had a great time at the concert and with the boys. You look great! You have to enjoy life and not worry too much about a few extra meals here and there. You will be back to you continued progress in making yourself a healthy person.

Sorry about your accident..I am glad it wasn't more serious and you were still able to go and dance!
ur BF Bonnie

bekkles said...

Looking great!

Bummer about the fall but soon enough it will be a distant memory and you'll be back in your outdoor adventures in no time!

Looks like you had a great time

Take care, wishing you a speedy recovery

Anonymous said...

It is just a minor setback Loha. Not to worry you still have the whole thing under your thumb. I hope your knee is better soon. This is practice for the next time you can't have your total routine. God does act up once in a while you know;O0

SuperDave said...

It's just not right that you got to see, SANTANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!