Saturday, August 28, 2010

08/28/10 (post-klutz report)

Alrighty....well, it's been two days since my wipeout (you can read about it here)....since my knee (and elbow) were intimately introduced to a certain stretch of very un-forgiving pavement. I literally expected some baseball umpire to come out of the darkness and yell "safe!" Well, this case, he'd be yelling "out!" :-)

I had a little mini breakdown last night....stressing about this backpacking trip to Glacier National Park I'm supposed to leave for at 6:00 this morning.

I had a hard time hobbling around Walgreens yesterday, when I went to go get my pain med prescription the idea of backpacking, with 30 extra pounds on my back....really terrified me.

Hubby called his brother, the doc, and they talked about it. I'd been icing it...elevating it....and taking anti-inflamatories...but he wanted me to wrap it up as well.

After wrapping it, I was walking without a limp, and going up and down stairs. Crazy amazing thing....the ace bandage.

So....I'm going on the trip. I have two days in a car to rest it some more, ice it some more, and work on getting that swelling reduced even more.

Wish me luck!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Remember when the bears attack use your treking poles to stab someone in the leg. You dont have to be faster then the bears just faster then the slowest person.

Love ya


Brook said...

I agree with anonymous Mot. have a great time! PICTURES. I cannot stress this enough.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

How was the trip?! I love that park!

Nej said...

@ Jan - the park was AMAZING!!!!!!!! I hope to have the blog post ready one of these days. Been busy at work, and for some reason, they keep expecting me to actually work while there....darn it! :-) :-)