Still healing?

My healing process has been a series of steps forward and steps backward. My hope at this point is that I’m taking more steps forward than backward but some days I’m not sure. I’ve continued to run a slow mile daily to keep the streak alive but I might need to visit a doctor soon to be sure I’m not preventing the injury from healing correctly. I really tried to stay off my feet over the weekend and I felt like I really did a good job resting my knee. I got a little over excited by the progress though and tried to run 2 miles on Monday morning. I stopped running after 1.5 miles but I still walked on the treadmill. I didn’t really think about how much walking and standing I do at work. My knee was really swollen by the end of the day. I was feeling quite a bit of pressure and aching. I started getting pretty worried. Then, after talking to my sisters, I realized how much I had pushed myself and I really backed off on Tuesday. Last night was better with the swelling, pressure, and aching. I didn’t sleep well last night though and today my knee felt worse. Tonight there appears to be new bruising, which is concerning. It’s hard to see it in the picture but my knee cap is more bruised and the bruise below my knee is worse. I might have to turn this one over to a trusted professional. I have a lot of anxiety about the possibility of ending my streak though. My sister reminded me that I need to consider which is more important, my streak or my health. I just hope I don’t have to choose between the two.


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