Days 141 & 142 of the Papa’s Walk Challenge!
I blew my knee out. I may have wrenched it moving boxes or just getting in and out of my car, but it had been delivering twinges of pain for at least a week. On Saturday, November 2nd, I decided to take an extra long walk to sort of work out the kinks. (That was Day 140, when I smelled the aroma of Pumpkin Bread baking. )
Anyway, everything seemed fine, but as the day progressed my knee got sorer and I was walking with a limp. By evening, the pain was so intense that I could barely stand. I needed to use crutches to get around. (Fortunately, we had a pair in the closet – leftovers from the days when my son had multiple mishaps on a skateboard.)
I rested my knee, iced it, took some Motrin, and by Sunday morning (Day 141) it was slightly better, but I still needed the crutches to get around. I rested all day Sunday but allowed myself to say that hobbling around on crutches counted as part of my “Papa Walk.” 🙂
Today, Monday, November 4, 2013, is Day 142. I’m able to limp around without crutches, but my knee is still too weak to withstand a walk. I think I’ll just be grateful that it’s healing and maybe let limping up and down my hallway a few times count as a “Papa Walk” today. 🙂