It's been a while since I posted, but it's been an interesting few weeks. I did finally get to see my doctor about my knee MRI results, thankfully there was just minor cartilage damage and a little fluid. He definitely didn't want to do surgery (so glad to hear that, I've heard some nightmares from people who got one surgery and just had to keep getting them!). He ended up giving me a shot of some kind of thick lubricant (not fun, thankfully I had my husband there to squeeze his hands)...I need to find out the name of it because I know people will ask. Bottom line, he said it would take 2-3 weeks before I really felt the full affect of it. Right away I could notice some difference, but it's now been 4 weeks and I have had no more pain in the last week! I even sat on a plane for over an hour, twice, and no stiffness! So this week my plan is to get back to more workouts, including running! Will let you know how it goes, I'm definitely going to take it slow, start running 2-3 miles first to see how it feels!
Last week was one of those CRAZY weeks! My girls and I flew to Albuquerque, NM a week ago last Friday to meet my family and drive another 2 1/2 hours to a VERY small town called San Jon, NM for my grandmother's 80th birthday. I was SO happy I got to be there! However, it didn't start off so well. My youngest (20 months old) had a runny nose before we left, she had an ear infection about a month ago so I was afraid flying with a runny nose may bring on another...OH BOY, I had no idea! Let me just say, there's something about going there?! Last time I got to go visit the big town of San Jon, my oldest (also around 18 months then) got really sick and we had to take her to the emergency room in Tucumcari, NM...lets just say my mom and I felt like we were in the Twilight Zone! Anyway, back to this trip, my daughter didn't sleep through the night the first 3 nights...mother's instinct was telling me after the first night that this was definitely an ear infection at least in one ear, maybe both! So I'm really trying to enjoy visiting my aunts and uncles and cousins I haven't seen in over 2 years, on no sleep and just can't bare the thought of going back to that emergency room. Thankfully a cousin's wife had some ear drops that soothed her and made her feel a lot better during the day. Still no sleep for mom, but thankfully my husband was able to come and meet us earlier than expected and help and then on Tuesday I was back at my parents house in Aztec, NM where our old doctor is and got her all fixed up. Mother's instinct correct, double ear infection...poor thing:( But she's all better now, however, she did share the cold with her other cousins and everyone else. Three other cousins ended up with ear infections, and a few of us got the cold...FUN, FUN, FUN! Oh, and they got more snow in the 4-Corners area while we were there from Monday to Thursday...more than they've had in YEARS!
On a positive note...my oldest REALLY wanted to play in the snow when we got to New Mexico. SHE GOT HER WISH:) My mom and sister are both teachers, they were off from school on Monday for Martin Luther King Day and then only had to go to school one day because every other day of school was cancelled. So, we got to hang out with the family like they were all on vacation with us...but as my husband put it, it was like a petri dish we were hanging out in:) Most importantly, I got to celebrate my grandmother's 80th birthday with her and it's something I wouldn't have missed...sleep or no sleep!!
We are back in Vegas and now just trying to get back on track! Been fighting this horrible cough, but am ready to get back to the gym tomorrow. After all of my mom's baking and being snowed in...I HAVE to!!