1. Arthroscopic surgery
2. A slighting more extensive arthroscopic surgery
I actually felt pretty sure that I wouldn't really need surgery...I must have been in denial. This pretty much puts me out of running until Winter...which means next year. I will want to take it slow so that I actually have the chance the run again and not hurt it. I have not yet met made the appointment for surgery. but it will most likely be in July.
The 2nd option would entail crutches and then a big straight knee brace for about 12 weeks. I should be able to drive myself, but going up and down stairs will be difficult at best....
The cool thing is that they gave me a CD with my MRI images!!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I have been giving my knee as much rest as I can, and went to see an Orthopedic Surgeon to find out if I need to get anything fixed up before I try running again. The x-rays looked really good, so he sent me for an MRI. I get the results from that on Wednesday, and then can chart my rehab start getting back into shape. I will take it incredibly slow ~ because I don't want my knee to feel like that anymore!!! I want to be Runner Girl.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
They are playing Greased Lighting over the speakers and having a "dance party" and things are still pretty happening here at the relay. I've been here since 8:30 this morning and have decided to just stay up till the end. I am done walking - just hanging out and talking. My knees held up pretty well which makes me very happy. Only 4 more hours and it will all be over until next year. I think I will do it again. Pictures will have to wait until tomorrow...or Monday...
Friday, June 4, 2010
I am starting to get excited about the event ~ just hoping the weather cooperates and it doesn't rain. Otherwise my hour walk from 1:00-2:00 AM will be less than enjoyable! Since this is my first time at this event I had no idea there were so many things to do during the 24 hours! Limbo, lip sync, crazy hair, ice cream eating, etc. I guess I won't be sleeping much, but that is part of the fun.
I doubt there is anyone out there whose life has not been touched by cancer and the havoc it can wreak on a family. I have had family members, friends, and even Gracie my whippet was lost to cancer. Any and all charities fighting these diseases are where my support will always be directed and I hope that we can come up with more successful treatments in the near future.
Of course when I was getting the dog's breakfast ready this morning I managed to wrench both knees...not just the bad one. How did I do it you ask? I tried to step over a toy Anneke had left on the kitchen floor and to my dismay I stepped on it and a knuckle bone that was hiding underneath. I am ashamed to admit it...but I said some very bad words. I will just have to take it easy tomorrow and walk more slowly than my normal pace. I have already told my teammates that I will not be partaking in any running, sack racing, skipping, or limbo a little lower now...so they will have to take up the slack there.
Have a great weekend everyone. Hopefully I will have some great pictures to post.