Well after a loonnnnnggg (Okay…only 3 1/2 hour drive) yesterday, I am home :-D.
Oh how I love coming home:
My mom loves fruit and she knows how much I do too!! We also have another honeydew I brought home (not knowing she already had one!). And…
I hope this means we’re having BBQ corn soon! 😀
Tuesday night was lots of fun. I took it easy, but still had a good time!
I was surprised by our crowded the bars were for a Tuesday night during finals week!!
Next day morning essentials:
Hey…don’t judge!! To be fair, the iced drink was only half full and leftover from work the day before.
Then I hit the road for my 3 1/2 hour drive home!!
Hours on the road…3 1/2
Cops spotted within the first hour…7
Country CDs sung to…3
Bathroom stops along the way…1
Coming home…priceless 😀
Snacks for the drive:
So…it turns out, I was able to get a doctors appointment the very next day!! (So…today!). I woke up early, had a nice big bowl of pumpkin oats (sans crunch granola toppings – sad), and went on a 2 mile walk to slightly hurt my knee so I could pinpoint better for the doctor (I know – it seems stupid to purposefully try and make myself hurt). Of course my knee always happens to be feeling better right when I go to the doctors. Doesn’t help much!
So (after waiting 1 1/2 hours to see the doctor!!), I explained my symptoms, the past couple months, etc to him. He poked around, took an x-ray (everything was fine) and came the conclusion that it’s probably
A. Damaged/swollen/tender ligament
B. Damaged meniscus. If it’s damaged or swollen, it may be causing pressure and pain to the side of my knee.
He recommended physical therapy and an MRI done. I have an MRI schedule for Monday (it turns out to be covered by our insurance and much cheaper than we had originally thought) and then another appointment next week. I was much more pleased with this doctor because he had an x-ray done immediately, mentioned an MRI, and physical therapy (none of which the other doctors mentioned or did at all). While it still wasn’t a definite answer to my problem (you have this problem, wait this long to let it heal….etc), I know that can’t always be the case. So I’m hoping the MRI will tell us something or physical therapy will help.
I was supposed to pick up my sister and take her out to lunch afterwards, so I wandered around Whole Foods for a bit during some lag time (we don’t have one at school!). I found some Nature’s Path flax plus red berry waffles, Kashi fire roasted vegetable crackers, and some bulk bin cereal on sale for some good prices! Then, it turned out, my sister caught a ride with one of her friends (ditched me!! How dare she?!) because I was late (um….not according to what time the madre told me to get her!) so I was on my own. Decided to come home for a lunch of leftovers from my last night’s dinner:
Moroccan Vegetable wrap – roasted red pepper hummus, spinach, onions, artichoke hearts, olives, red bell peppers, arugula in a whole wheat wrap. Last night’s was grilled hot, but this one was cold from the fridge. Mmmmm!! It was from Roly Poly that opened up recently here at home. I’ve heard people talk about it before – and they had an amazing looking menu…I could hardly decide! Anyone else been to one before? Recommendations for next time?
Followed by 5 or 6 of these huge babies:
(and about 50 bajillion more throughout the afternoon) These things are massive and soooooo sweet!!
And my sister made Snickerdoodle cookies (my absolute fave) because she knew I was coming home 🙂 So had one of those.
I’m about to do some weights and ab work (since I skipped them yesterday mornin’! Whoopsee daisy!). It’s almost the weekend guys!!!
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