Knee Progress

Well, this is my knee exactly 2 weeks after the incident.  I’m pretty happy with how well it’s healing.  Seriously, considering I didn’t get the stitches I’m pretty sure I needed. 

You can still see the three puncture sites, although there’s only one that hasn’t healed all the way yet and is still tender to touch.  That one’s going to give me the “biggest” scar, although it won’t even really be that bad.  You can also see the little “pimples” popping up all over my knee:  Since I didn’t immediately wash the injury little pieces of sand, dirt, and rocks lodged themselves in the cracks, and they’re working themselves out. There is a very large bruise the length of my knee and shin, but all in all it’s doing pretty well. 

What’s even cooler is I was able to hike Pikes Peak again yesterday.  When I first fell I was worried I’d seriously injured myself and that I wouldn’t be able to work out/hike/do yoga for a while.  I probably should have taken a few days off, but I’m too stubborn for that.

I’ve been a terrible patient, but great at caring for the wounds.  I didn’t use antibacterial ointment (gasp) but did change the dressings daily and used quite a bit of Vaseline.  That stuff works miracles.  I predict it to be fully healed within a week (crossing fingers).

Author: Laura M Clark

Mom, Solo Colorado 14er Finisher, Outdoor Enthusiast, Traveler, and Girl Scout Leader with an MBA in International Business and Marketing. I value adventure, growth, courage, wisdom, integrity, accountability, and family. I enjoy yoga, wine, whiskey, traveling, reading, and the outdoors. I strive to be the person who inspires and motivates myself and others to succeed.

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