Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Guess What?

Guess what y'all? MY LEG/HIP IS BETTER! Like really, really better! Maybe it's because it's been 9 weeks since I injured it. Maybe it's because I've been resting and doing the home program that my physical therapist gave to me. Maybe it's because my PT finally hit upon something that seemed to be working (ultrasound therapy, massage, stretching, and manipulation). Or maybe it's a combination of all of those things. I just know that for almost a week I've been able to walk (mostly) pain-free and with only the slightest limp.

Last week I was super discouraged after one of my appointments because what we'd tried up until that point had not shown much promise. She wanted to send me for further diagnostic testing and we both agreed to give it one more session before she wrote that recommendation to my doc. I can't tell you how grateful I was when I walked in later last week and told her that I was feeling SIGNIFICANTLY better. So much so that she dropped the further diagnostic testing talk. Yesterday she told me that maybe a couple more sessions and she can release me.  I am so thankful!

I still can't hike though which is killing me because we're camping this weekend at a place very close to one of my favorite hikes in the entire state of Colorado. I thought that maybe I could hike part of the way up to the summit (the very flat part) and perch myself on a rock in the water and wait for everyone else to return with their ooohs and ahhhs (and photos). I mentioned my plan to John yesterday and he said: "Absolutely not." He has allies in my therapist and the two friends whose families are camping with us. One friend told me she would "strongly discipline" me if I'm not careful this weekend. I definitely don't want any setbacks (or strong discipline) so I promised to be on my best behavior.

I am so happy and thankful that this injury might possibly be behind me soon. I'm seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel! And there is much rejoicing!!!


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Switching gears...

Just a few links I wanted to share with you.

Do you know what Groupon is? Is there one in your area? I missed out on some fantastic deals when I was computerless in California, but I scored a GREAT one last week. $5 for $10 worth of ice cream at Josh and John's. Check it out! I sorta think Groupon is only active in mid-to-large-sized cities though. In fact, it just got going in Colorado Springs back in early May. 

I wanted to try this recipe for finger paint the other day when Abbey had a friend over, but realized (too late) that I didn't have any cornstarch. Probably from all that gravy I make. Ha! Next week, I'm watching my friend's girls so I think I'll try it with them. Outside. 

The week that Will and Sarah were at camp, Abbey and I tried making "The Foamerator". It was cool until she took a big breath (to blow a really long foam snake) and she sucked in a mouthful of soap. She was finished after that and that's why I don't have any photos to share with you, but it was a really fun and simple activity! We're going to do it again with our neighborhood friends at our 4th of July block party! And that reminds me that I need to make a big batch of bubble juice too! 

10 comments:

Lindsay said...

Glad to hear your leg/hip is better. Trust you'll continue to use caution in your exuberance. No setbacks please.

Lauren Kelly said...

YAY!!! That’s so great Mere!!!! :)

thehomespunheart said...

Hi Meredith!

So sorry I cannot locate your e-mail address!

I'd love to have the coupon, thanks for being willing to share! We did fine a B1G1 in the Entertainment Book; but could still use yours. Let me know where and when to meet you and I'll be there to pick it up!

thehomespunheart (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Thanks!
Monica

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I'm so happy for you, Meredith. Congratulations! I hope your weekend camping trip is that much better for you, now that you are free again.

And I had to say -- I just signed up with Groupon two weeks ago, and I'm sorry I waited so long. I've already bought 2 fabulous coupons. So excited.

Gina said...

I am totally cracking up because right at the bottom of the foamenator page is a disclaimer about sucking up bubbles!
Glad you are feeling better.
Now, take it easy some more.

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Love Groupon - I've found a couple really great deals that way! So glad your leg is doing better!

*carrie* said...

I can't believe you and my sister are meeting up this afternoon! Love small world stuff. Nice of you to share your coupon, too. =)

Christy said...

Bubbles are on my list of things to do soon. Sorry your daughter sucked up soap with that foamerator, we have pulled those out several times this summer so far. Have fun camping and glad your leg is feeling better. Thanks for linking over.

Gretchen said...

Will have to try Groupon.

I AM SO GLAD YOUR LEG/HIP IS BETTER!!!! HOLLA!

I'm loving all your fun summer memories for '10!

And boy, do I have some catching up to do on your blog! YIkes. I've been MIA for over 3 weeks.

Jennifer said...

Hi Meredith!
I read your blog regularly and I enjoy keeping up with you and your sweet family! I guess you could call me a "stalker" since I never comment! :)
I'm happy to hear your injury is healing! I hope you will be back to doing the activities you love soon!
Just wanted you to know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers, especially on Father's Day.
Take care, and keep on enjoying your summer!