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18 November

Knee Update

Wow, it’s still hard to believe that a week ago yesterday I ran my first marathon! That is pretty cool to me!

I saw my ortho doc on Thursday of last week. I had not run before seeing him and I was starting to get a little antsy. I’m so happy that my hubby was off and able to go to the appointment with me. Sometimes I don’t exactly hear everything that is said, and having him there for backup was nice. :) Doc said he wants to get an MRI so he can see things more clearly. If you remember, when I first saw him, he shot dye in my knee and looked at my knee on a tv screen. He did say there was a tear in the medial meniscus, but at the time, he didn’t know how big. It’s time to get a better look. He also said that my symptoms can be related to the onset of osteoarthritis. Then as we talked a little more he mentioned that he was also a spine surgeon and believe it or not, my knee pain could also be spine related. To check all those possibilities he has ordered the MRI for my knee and spine. He also said it was too early for another cortisone shot so prescribed something called a Medrol Pack. This is a VERY strong anti-inflammatory taken for 6 days. He also gave me small pieces of thick felt to put in my shoe. This is to elevate the right side of my heel and release some of the pressure from the inside of my knee. After my MRI, I go back to see him and he’ll let me know what he saw. Before I left he said, GO RUN! He said keep running unless it becomes painful.

So I ran the next day. Granted it was a run/walk with my personal coaching client, but it felt good. My legs were sore but nothing from my knee.

I need prayers that it’s just the torn meniscus which is the easiest fix. If it’s anything else, I will deal with it as it comes.

you dont always need a plan


4 Responses to “Knee Update”

  1. Kat says:

    Praying for a quick recovery and minor diagnosis!

  2. Alison says:

    Good luck with your testing! I have a lot of patients whoa are runners with meniscal tears, and even though the meniscus does not repair they end up doing really well…

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