MPFL: Week 13

MPFL week 13 (March 11 - 17) Despite my best efforts, I just could not kick this little bug. My temperature kept jumping between 99 and 100 and I sounded like a chain smoker. My diet consisted of soup, toast and cough drops. I felt like I got hit by a train. Again, I had … Continue reading MPFL: Week 13

MPFL: Week 12

Week 12 (March 4- 10) The final days of Iowa living had finally come! While it’s a little bittersweet to leave my family after being reunited for so long, I was ready to take ahold of my own life and have the opportunity to pursue my goals again. Now that I knew I was getting … Continue reading MPFL: Week 12

MPFL: Week 11

Week 11 (Feb 26 - March 3rd) Physical therapy It was finally here. This week I was going to find out if I would actually get to keep my travel plans. We had our fingers crossed for a March 13 departure back to Los Angeles, contingent on whether or not I finally get the green … Continue reading MPFL: Week 11

MPFL: Week 10

Week 10 (Feb 19 - 25) Since I started PT (literally the day after I had my surgery), I’ve gone three times a week. As I’m approaching the end of my time at home *hopefully*, we’ve been trying to get a care plan in place for when I return to LA. This raises a while … Continue reading MPFL: Week 10

MPFL: Week 8

Week 8: Feb 5 - 11 Strong PT session: lunches, single leg balances RDL I started off my week strong with a pretty intense physical therapy session. We added in a lot of proprioceptively challenging movements that challenged my balance and forced me to recruit lots of little muscles to stabilize myself. I did single leg balances … Continue reading MPFL: Week 8

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 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