Hello friends. I’ve missed a few days of posting but I have still been sticking to my program, eating well, maintaining my exercise and even getting myself out for walks as I can. It has sure been a challenge with the heat and humidity that we’ve had.
I mentioned a few weeks back that my sister injured her knee, and she had to wait for her appointment with the orthopedic doctor. Since last week and through the weekend, her knee seemed to go back and forth with moments of feeling better but then a horrible pain would flare up again. I’ve been helping her with groceries (being careful to social distance and disinfect everything) and keeping her company by telephone as I can. Between her being in pain and terrified of what’s wrong, it has been a stressful time, to say the least.
She had her appointment with the orthopedic doctor today. I am relieved that she went because she waffled back and forth about whether she should go. No one in my family likes to go to doctors and most of my relatives would have to be dragged kicking and screaming to one. I, on the other hand, am ok with going to a doctor when I need one but I also do my own research on an ailment and try to discuss things with the doctor intelligently. I usually take a crack at taking care of myself first but if I feel I’ve reached my own limitations, I will go to a trained professional who can help me.
In any case, the doctor examined my sister’s knee and took X-rays…. nothing was broken, thank God. For now, he gave her a cortisone shot in her knee to hopefully relieve some pain and inflammation. However, based on his exam, he suspects she may have a tear in her meniscus.
Blausen.com staff (2014). "Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014"
So she has to go for an MRI next week. If she has a tear, she will… sigh… require surgery to fix it. Though the doctor assured her it would be a simple surgery that he could do in his own center, my sister is already bucking and kicking at the thought of surgery. I have not figured out how to calm her down as yet. I am exhausted tonight.
Well, the next 2 days it has been predicted that Tropical Storm Isaias is coming our way.
Though I don’t live near the coast, today I had to make sure all preparations were done to secure my house and make sure there’s nothing loose outside. I’ve stored extra water, ice, and prepared some food ahead to eat quickly. We received several phone calls from our county emergency center that due to Covid 19, there are no emergency shelters open and therefore instructing everyone to hunker down and shelter in place, and otherwise to travel out of state somewhere safe. There was a weird vibe in my area today... like all my neighbors came home early and everyone is already hunkered down, waiting. It is eerily quiet and we've already had several bouts of torrential rain.
I will be praying against this storm, and if anyone else is in the path, I pray for you too. Right now I’m not sure if I will be able to post a blog tomorrow but if I can, I will try.
I hope you are all doing well, friends. Please know that I enjoy reading your comments, and though quiet at times, I am still here. I really am still here.
1. Ate healthy.
2. Walked for 90 minutes.
3. Cleaning and work around the house.
You can read the start of this 100 Days Round 2 blog series here: