It’s been over 2 weeks again since I posted. Insane busy couple of weeks. I’ll update you by area of my life, HAHA!
The Wedding: I can’t believe we’re under 150 days ’til the wedding!! Lots and lots to do still, but all the big parts are done or in progress. Chris and I are coming up on our 1 year anniversary, which I’m really really excited about. ❤ Check out our wedding website, our engagement pictures are on there! www.theknot.com/us/finallystefani
The Knee: Waiting on surgery to be scheduled. I spoke with the surgeon last week and he believes the screws from my ACL surgery (which happened in the fall of 2008), are pushing on my some tendons in the back of my knee, which are putting pressure on nerves in that area. It’s his “best guess” as to why I’m in pain and why my pain has been getting worse over the last 2+ years. He’s hoping that removing the screws (apparently they are not needed after about a year) will relieve my pain and allow me to get back into running.
My meniscus is also torn, but it’s torn on the opposite side of where I have pain. He will look at the meniscus while he’s in there, but won’t remove any unless it looks really bad. Overall, I’ve not really been running since mid-May, when my knee basically hurt so bad it was difficult to walk, and it hurt 100% of the time, including laying down and sitting, let alone running. I’ve tried to run a few times, and it’s generally okay, but my mileage is maybe 2 miles per week, compared to the 20-25 miles I was running per week previously. I’m ready for my knee to get fixed so I can get back to being active.
The Move: Chris and I are moving this weekend! AHH! I’m so excited to get into our new townhome. We’ll have lots more space, we’ll both have our stuff (most of Chris’ stuff has been in storage since January), and we’ll be able to get settled in before my knee surgery. I’m excited to have a patio so we can grill, and a basement with extra storage!
The Cars: Chris got a new car last month, after his car went belly up earlier in May. We were able to get a good deal on a car, and now I worry a tiny bit less when he’s out on the highway for band stuff. Hopefully no more repair bills for a long while! My car was also hit over this last weekend, and I’m in the process of getting it repaired. It was not my fault, and the woman who hit me is paying for the repairs. Really awful timing, but thankfully things seem to be working out.
The Trip: Chris and I went to Detroit for a quick weekend at the beginning of June. It was really great to see his family again, and for Chris to have his very first flight! We got to see all his aunts and uncles, eat pizza, visit a party store (a real thing, apparently), and we saw his niece’s dance recital. We packed a lot into that weekend, but it really was fantastic to see everyone, even for a short time.
I’ve got a really busy week or two coming up, with moving this weekend, and hopefully knee surgery in the next few weeks. Apologies if I’m absent again for a couple weeks, I’ll come back again soon!
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