Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Woodpecker & Me

You may notice a bit of repetition; therapy and healing is like that.

From the couch I can see woodpeckers pecking away at the suet, hummingbirds sipping syrup, several other songbirds feasting on black oilers (sunflower seeds), and yes, I can see this woodpecker coming back for orange to take back to babies.

And I have my lap top computer (thanks for blog comments and e-mails) and television and favorite magazines and some fresh books and my support family of Don and Sweet Pea, and my sense of humor. No excuse for boredom?
But I want to be running.

Twenty-four days since the Lincoln Half Marathon and getting better: therapy sessions, stretching, sleeping, good nutrition, supplements from the naturopathic doctor, ice and heating pad, and some whining.

Still some sharp pain in both the MCL and the inflamed bursa in my knee when I walk and even lying in bed. Physical Therapist, Sara, says walk, keeping pain down to 2 or 3 (on a scale of 1-10).
Today I discovered that slow and careful low-pain walking is finally actually a possibility.
Today I did 2 fifteen minute "slow-pedals" on exercise bikes and walked more than half an hour, oh so slowly, on the community center track.

Oh yes.
Thanks, everybody.


Backofpack said...

Okay, that is an awesome development! It's progress, it's movement, it's great!

rocketpants said...

i'm sorry this has put you out of commission for so long! I hope you heal up quick!

Beth said...

Glad that you are healing and taking good care of yourself. I'll most likely be a timer at the finish line, so I'll keep my eyes open for Don. Sounds like walking a half may not be in your knee's best interest... but I'll look for you, too.

A Plain Observer said...

hang in there, it will be better soon and then you will enjoy it more than you have in a long time

Elaine Merrill said...

Sounds like you are doing all the right things. All wishes for a speedy recovery!

Anne said...

Stay the course. We can't always heal on schedule, but patience really is a virtue.