5 years ago
Monday, August 6, 2012
I've been thoroughly enjoying retirement. I do a lot more reading, needlework and genealogy than I ever had time for before, but my running has suffered some major setbacks.
I have had six surgeries (seven, if you count cataract surgery!) in just over six years. I had to take several weeks to several months off after each surgery, so it was difficult getting back to any kind of running shape. The last surgery was for a torn meniscus in my left knee, and now that I have fibromyalgia, my healing was really delayed. Thank heavens for therapy! I used to be a skeptic, but no more!
I am happy to report that my knee is doing fine now, and I am walking up to 7 miles at a time. I have only tried a little bit of running, and only on the trails, because I am afraid. I know I probably shouldn't be, but my doctor did tell me I had quite a large area of bone-on-bone already in my knee, and everything I've heard or read says that you are only making it worse to run if you have bone-on-bone. It doesn't hurt me any more to run than to walk, but still. And, the doctor says I need to have the right knee done, too, but I think I might put that off until it starts to bother me more. The recovery was no piece of cake on the left knee, that's for sure!
I am spending some time "coloring" images. The one attached, I did years ago, but I still like it. (George Barr created the original line work.) I will use some of my images to create products at Zazzle. I don't make a lot of money off my Zazzle store, but it is just so much fun.
Hopefully, I will have more to say this year than last. Don't give up on me!