MPFL: Week 6

Week 6: Jan 22 - 28 I showed up to physical therapy on Wednesday feeling pretty down and looking visibly defeated. I didn’t know how to break the news to everyone about my, yet again, pushed back return date and I don’t think I really wanted to either. Kind of a “maybe if I didn’t … Continue reading MPFL: Week 6

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

Who has two thumbs, is 23 and also has arthritis??!

If you would have asked me how 2019 was going to start for me, I wouldn't have said in an Orthopedic surgery center listening to LANY Pandora while getting an MRI on my knee. My trip home for the holidays was full of travel, good food and catching up with friends I shouldn't have let … Continue reading Who has two thumbs, is 23 and also has arthritis??!