MPFL: Week 5

Week 5 (Jan 15-21) Let me preface this by saying week 5 was a doozy. To quote Kylie Jenner it was the week of “realizations.” I think some of it had to do with the fact that this was the week I had initially planned to pack my car full of my stuff and head … Continue reading MPFL: Week 5

MPFL: Week 4

Week 4 (Jan 8-14) I entered week four cautiously optimistic. I was feeling pretty good about where I was physical therapy wise and had been moving around the house without crutches like a champ hobbler. Everyone had told me it gets easier after about the 3rd week anyway, so I was hopeful that they were … Continue reading MPFL: Week 4

MPFL: Week 3

Week 3 (Jan 1-7) On a typical New Years Day, I'd wake up (probably a little or a lot hungover), head straight to the gym and likely hit the grocery store on the way back to set myself up for a ~clean ~ start to the new year. Obviously this year looked a little bit … Continue reading MPFL: Week 3

MPFL: Week 2

Week 2 (December 24 - 31) Christmas was quickly approaching and I had BIG dreams of leaving the four walls of house. I felt like I was going literally insane. We made plans to have our family Christmas in the morning and then *fingers crossed* go see family and friends in the afternoon. As I … Continue reading MPFL: Week 2

New year, new knee

If you would have asked me on New Years Eve 2009 to predict how I would end this decade, I probably wouldn’t have said in my finest pair of pajamas and bulky knee brace on a couch with my parents in Hampton, IA. But hey, here we are.  On December 17, I had a very … Continue reading New year, new knee