It’s times like these when I’m glad I have a blog.
I’m in a deep, dark hole of injury defeat right now, if I’m being honest, and I’m having trouble crawling out of it.
At work, I’m trading off between sitting so that I can ice and elevate my knee, and standing to relieve the Sciatica. I’m sure you can imagine how fun that is.
I went to Physical Therapy this morning and, when my PT asked how my knee was feeling, I started crying.
That was embarrassing.
The same thing happened when Mark asked how I was doing last night, but there are certain people it’s easier to cry around. I start crying, for instance, the second I hear my mom’s voice when I’m upset. Mark can have a similar effect. I think it has to do with comfort level. But at PT, I honestly thought I would have my shit together. I think, though, after holding in how upset I was all day at work yesterday, it’s just getting harder and harder to not really feel how upset I am.
So anyway, that’s kind of what I meant about appreciating being a blogger at times like these. You guys are all such fantastic resources, both in terms of speaking from your own experiences and just, simply, being supportive.
One of you mentioned that you feel like an old lady at 27 because you can’t do anything high impact. Girl, I feel ya.
One of you waited until now to tell me you thought P90X sucked. That made me smile.
A lot of friends and family who read my blog but don’t usually comment have let me know that they, too, have suffered from injuries and understand what I’m going though. Not that I want other people to have to deal with this same shitty situation, but it is nice to know I’m not the only one. This, of course, is obvious, but it’s hard to see that sometimes.
Anyway, I know I haven’t really been myself lately, and I’m sorry. I almost kind of don’t know what to blog about at the moment, but I think that will come back when I start swimming again, and — hopefully — with the rehabilitation of my knee and back.
Actually, she even suggested it in the card that came with her copy of P90X.
That really is ironic.
Interestingly enough, Parvin just posted about Bikram yesterday. Maybe it’s fate.
Now, we all know I’m not the biggest yoga fan, but I’ve been told by various people that Bikram is good for the knees.
Thoughts on Bikram? I am also open to other knee-friendly, low-impact exercise suggestions. I just really, really need to be moving again. In fact, my PT this morning suggested that the very reason I developed Sciatica is because I’ve been sitting 11-ish hours at work every day and not working out has only been hurting me. So. Movement! I need it! Help a sister out!