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Friday, March 4, 2016

Not Good, Folks

I can walk and do most things I need to around the house.  I cannot lift my left leg up, like to walk up stairs and it is all I can do to get in and out of the car.

If I had not been assured by the surgeon that the implant was fine, I'd be quite concerned.  The diagnosis is swollen, irritated tendon from overuse.

The fix is rest & ice.  If it hurts - stop!  I haven't even done my therapy for the last two days, much less think about the gym.  Sigh.

Who would have ever thought, I'd be upset about not going to the gym?  Not me.

I'm trying to embrace this.  I can get a lot of reading done and squeeze in some guilt free candy crush while I'm resting.

I have the rest of my life to go to the gym and get into good shape.  I don't have to rush.  It isn't like I'm recovering from a heart attack or that my weight has created other issues like high blood pressure or diabetes.

I'll hobble along the best I can.  One day, I'll be going to the gym regularly and want a free day to lay with ice in my lap playing games.


  1. Awwww, Lori, I'm so sorry you aggravated your hip again. :( I'm glad all is well with it overall, though, and that you just need some rest and ice. When I had tendinitis in my elbow, it was excruciating! I wasn't able to lift my arm to fix my hair or anything. So painful! (((hugs)))

  2. I think sometimes we forget that this is a journey to HEALTH! And sometimes that means that we have to stop...step back and say "no exercise" this week. It's hard though. Blisters and a horrible cold/flu made me step back the last few weeks. But to push forward would have been detrimental to my health! Lessons learned for both of us!

    1. I was thinking of you when I wrote this post. I've told you and others plenty of times not to worry about keeping schedules and time lines. Now, I must take my own advice.

  3. Ugh, I totally understand what you are feeling. I do hope you feel better soon!