It was a week of progress - my knee has healed more, so I discontinued the use of crutches and my mobility has improved immensely.
On Saturday, Jill brought over some get well gifts - a card signed my the members of my soccer team, a bottle of red wine (she definitely knows my love of red wine!) and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. They really brightened my day, because I was feeling a little down:
On Sunday, I attended church and spent the rest of the day cooking. I made Chinese dumplings, something I only do once or twice a year, since the process is time consuming. But I couldn't go anywhere, and it kept me busy, active and kept my mind off my knee. The end result was delicious, too!
Monday evening - playing around with the Camera+ app and its self timer feature. I'm downloading photos I took of Saturday's flowers.
Tuesday afternoon, before my violin lesson - I arrived early, so headed to the local park and tested out the Fisheye lens of the Olloclip.
Wednesday morning - a major milestone - I made a trip to the grocery store by myself. It was my first visit to the grocery store since I tore my ACL, two weeks ago. I went early in the morning when the parking lot is empty to increase my chances of getting a parking spot close to the entrance.
Thursday - I met with an orthopedic surgeon concerning the next steps with my knee.
When I first received the news that I had torn my ACL, the health care group that we use referred me to one of their orthopedic doctors. But the next available appointment was four weeks away and I didn't want to wait that long. I found another orthopedic doctor that is within our insurance policy's network and was given an appointment immediately. This doctor came recommended from one of my co-workers, and I feel very comfortable with him. After doing some research on him, I learned we share a bit of similar backgrounds - we both attended MIT as undergraduates. The doctor explained the details around my injury, the options for treatment (surgical and non surgical) and when I told him I wanted surgery to have my ACL reconstructed, he walked me through the entire procedure. I don't think I've ever spent so much time with a doctor before - over 30 minutes. While I don't wish surgery on anyone, for me, this is what I want. My surgery is scheduled in two weeks.
Friday afternoon -
Bonus photos (because I tend to take more than one photo on any given day) - the weather all week long has been spring like - highs in the 60s, and cool in the evenings, which means fog in the morning:
This morning, I spotted an asterisk in the sky - formed by plane contrails:
That was the week! I am bound and determined to get out for a little photo walk around the 'hood this weekend. I think my knee is up for it.
I hope you had a wonderful week and a great weekend.