What do you get for Climbing up a Mountain?

Well, you raise a shed load of money which is always awesome (and can still be topped up here by the way!) but in my case you also get a good and proper knackered knee!

I've just come back from the doctors after 2 weeks of hoping this little niggle would go away. After being laughed at by Little Man this morning when going down the stairs on my backside was the most comfortable way to tackle them I thought I best head off to town and wait my turn to see the good old GP.

Luckily I was able to nab a sit and wait appointment, I think I would've spent all weekend sobbing like a wuss otherwise. As I suspected there is nothing to see and not much to feel (which is good) but I've been instructed to rub this lovely smelling cream on my knee a good few times a day and have a few forms to fill in. Yes, my knee has decided it apparently doesn't want to work anymore so I need some physiotherapy to encourage it back to its old self again.

In the mean time I'm hoping to get out of some school runs, have a nice, warm bath and some sympathy (fat chance) I'm looking forward to watching Comic Relief on TV tonight with a hot chocolate and my coursework. I'm in a fair bit of discomfort but it's totally worth it.

I feel I should make it clear though that if you want to climb Mount Snowdon perhaps do some training, wear knee supports and be aware that on the way down some routes you'll be pretty much squatting for 3-4 hours. If your knees can't deal with that then maybe you should consider a different walk!

Anything I should do to make my poor old knee feel a bit better? Chocolate cake you say? What a good idea!

21 comments on "What do you get for Climbing up a Mountain?"
  1. Sounds painful! Worth it though, right? Hope you recover quickly

  2. Oh no! Hope it heals quickly-I think you should get people to send more comic relief money your way in sympathy ;) xx

  3. Poor you, Hannah! Good that you had it checked out and take care of it in the future. I've got arthritis in my knees and wouldn't wish that on you.
    I posted your Easter Swap today so, hopefully, you'll get it tomorrow or on Monday.
    Take care!

    1. Hoping it's all getting sorted now Margaret! Thank you so much for my lovely gifts :) Hope you'll get yours soon too! xx

  4. i hope your knee is better soon, well done on climbing Mount Snowdon, i just popped over and made a small donation..have a lovely weekend Wendy xx

    1. Thank you Wendy so much for the donation, very kind. Thanks for reading :) xx

  5. Oh Hannah! An injury for a good deed?? What's that all about?

    Enjoy your chocolate cake! xxx

  6. well done for raising money though! hopr u feel better soon :)

  7. Oh no! Not that it will help but my legs aches for a couple of days, then felt better but then my right knee is buggered now and really sore to bend! Rest up and use this excuse to be a complete diva ;) xxx

    1. Aw thanks Annie, I'm on the mend already no fear, TeamHonk will go on! haha. Hope yours isn't causing you too much trouble either! xxx

  8. Oh no! What a pain (literally!) hope you're getting some rest and congrats again on a fantastic achvement! Xxx

  9. Aw Hannah you are a total star for going through this and being so good humoured about it, wishing you a speedy recovery and lots of cake! Px

  10. Oh no, hope you are not in too much pain! A fellow blogger pointed me to this site as I am hoping to climb Snowdon for The Brain Tumour Charity in 2 weeks time, but I already have a dodgy knee with torn ligaments. I haven't done any training either. After seeing this, now I am really scared.... help!! (http://amishmashlife.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/im-climbing-snowdon-for-charity/)

    1. Oh goodness be very careful! I'm not so sure it's a great idea, it's a bit slippery and icy up there and going down is very hard on the knees. Perhaps if you can get some physio on your knee it might help? Hope it goes well, i'll be sure to donate to such a worthwhile cause but please don't push yourself! x

    2. Thanks a lot Hannah. I will bear all this in mind and make sure that I have enough knee supports and painkillers on the day! Hope you are on the mend. I'm certain chocolate will help! :-) I already sponsored TeamHonk for Comic Relief before they climbed Snowdon. Thank you so much for offering to sponser me. My JustGiving page is at the bottom of my post here - http://amishmashlife.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/im-climbing-snowdon-for-charity/


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