Home > Slush Fund Growing

Slush Fund Growing

March 14th, 2014 at 03:58 pm

Finally! I got to transfer some money back into my slush fund. $1150, to be exact. When it gets up to $2000, I'll start concentrating on my emergency fund again.

Yesterday I did not do any of my assigned exercises. (But I did walk and do stairs -- can't avoid that). I had a much better night. I am not pain-free today, but I am better.

I'm not going to discontinue the exercises, but I'm going to do them gently, at my own pace. I have to heal. I know I need to strengthen my hips to avoid a recurrence, but for heaven's sake, I have to heal first! (Yes, I'm having an internal argument with my physical therapist.)

I just want to chime in with Deacon's Wife that I am so glad to part of this community, too. We just seem to have a great synergy. And I am so proud of BankerGurl, for being so brave and open. We love you, Gurl!

5 Responses to “Slush Fund Growing”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Yes, it is amazing that our little community feels close enough that we can share our money issues and personal ones, too. Does it seem weird to anyone that this community seems to be mostly women? Maybe women are different at how they think about and manage money??

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    @CB - I too have IT Band syndrome(for about 20 years). I absolutely can never run again. I don't do a lot of stairs, but I can see that being problematic. Hiking I can manage if it's not too steep and I stretch before, during and after (just good general stretching - lots of DURING to keep things loose). I've only learned that in the past few years and it's a relief that I Can do at least that.

    I meant to comment, but it's been a wee bit busy over here. I thought of you today though because I messed up my knee (IT band? Maybe?) and I resorted to my old stair climbing ways. I do not put *any* weight on the knee, going up stairs, which means taking the stairs one at a time. Strong legs pulls me up and then weak leg onto same step. It takes forever, but keeps it healing. (You may already be doing this, but I don't know. I do have stairs in my house, so those are unavoidable).

    I had no idea that it could radiate to thigh or hips, so that is really good to know. I think/hope it will get better for you!! It will need to heal. From that point on, you will just learn what not to do and not to push it. I am trying not to put any weight on my knee until this bout heals up. I've learned to nip it in the bud when I feel it coming on. I think this round is something else because usually my IT band is very "vocal" when I push it too much. IT would usually hurt right away. & when I do overly push it, it can take a long time to get back to normal. Which is why I don't push it! Just to say that this round may be a long healing process for you, but it should get better overall.

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    Just want to say that I have read Dog on It, and I think the Bernie and Chet books are so very amusing. Smile

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks, MonkeyMama. It's good to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel, even though it might be a rather long tunnel! That's how I manage the stairs, too; I call it the granny step! It makes me impatient!

    Do you do exercises to strengthen your hips? My PT feels that is very important.

    Petunia, I haven't gotten very far into the book yet, but so far I love the dog's voice and perspective!

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    @CB - Mine was just very knee-focused - I haven't seen a Doctor or PT about it since I was like 20. That is good to know though. I will look into it!

Leave a Reply

(Note: If you were logged in, we could automatically fill in these fields for you.)
Will not be published.

* Please spell out the number 4.  [ Why? ]

vB Code: You can use these tags: [b] [i] [u] [url] [email]