So I told you a couple of weeks ago that I went and saw a new doctor about my knee after injuring it during the Warrior Dash in April. I had my MRI last Thursday and went back to the doctor today for my results.
They show me into the exam room and the first thing I see sitting on the counter is this -
I’m thinking “Oh crap…”. I never was really nervous about the appointment until I saw them laying there. I have a couple of half marathons this year and would love to make Half Fanatic…I’m an ambassador for a couple of different races and I want to be able to run them…my mind started to wander as I waited for my doctor to come into the room.
Finally he walks in and says “Well I’ve got good news”. YAY!!!
He said that my MRI showed no cartilage tears, my ACL looks good, and everything looks to be in tact. He asked again where my pain was (outside of my knee) and examined both knees. He determined that the right one had a little more “play” to it than my left knee (his terminology, not mine) and that he would recommend some physical therapy. I asked if I could do it at home on my own, so we’re going to try that for 3 weeks and if it’s not much better at my next follow up, he’ll send me to PT a couple of times a week to strengthen it.
I also got a new brace – the one I received from my last doctor was very uncomfortable to run in, so I hope this one works a little better. I plan to take it out for a test drive tomorrow – apparently I can return it in 2 weeks if it’s not working for me (score!)
So I’ll continue to hit the pavement hard with my Dumbo training and consider signing up for another race at the end of October to qualify me for Half Fanatics.
Thank you all for your positive words on Twitter…I really appreciate it :)
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On a more personal note, today would have been my grandfather’s birthday. Happy birthday Paw-Paw! Miss you :)
Until next time,