I cornered the ortho surgeon/ sports medicine guy at work first thing this morning and said "Hey YOU, come here and look at my knee. Tell me what the heck is wrong with it...NOW" Or maybe it was something more like "Dr. Schmidt? Would you mind if I bugged you about my knee for a minute?" Either way he agreed to look at my knee.
I explained how I had been out running and noticed it felt weird on the top of the tibia anteriorly. (that is a word right? cuz my spell checker is not accepting it?) but it didn't hurt so I kept running and pretty soon forgot about it, until several hours later when my knee became very swollen and I could no longer walk without limping. The swelling had subsided, I can now bend my knee normally again, but it hurts to go down stairs. So I did some deep knee squats for him to demonstrate my full range of motion with no pain. He manipulated my knees to compare them, moved my patella around. Good news all ligaments are intact! Tendons are intact! Yay.
Bad news, he wasn't really sure what the problem was. He prescribed a strong anti-inflammatory and is going to look at my knee again Wednesday. There will also be another sport medicine guy there Wednesday so I can get a second opinion. (Good thing I have worked with these boys for 10 years and they are happy to look at my knee! There has to be some perks to the job!)
He also said that at this point he didn't see why I shouldn't be able to run the half marathon this weekend if it continues to resolve and feels better by Friday. I am not sure it will be better and I have already decided to not run if there is even a hint of this funny business going on by Friday. I just don't think it would be worth ruining my whole fall running schedule. He didn't rule out stress fracture, he just didn't think it was likely given the location and that I haven't ramped up on my training any lately. So I am hoping it heals fast and I can move on. Possibly bursitis? He gave me a prescription for an anti-inflammatory and told me to RICE for a couple more days before I test it out.
More good news, since I work with him I don't have to pay the copay or wait for an office visit appointment. I don't know if I could handle waiting anyway. Free Dr. advice YAY! Although it would feel a little better if we knew what was going on so I knew what to do. Anyway, just a little update! Thanks for reading :)
Kristi at Half Virgin sent me this quote.
God, grant me the serenity to accept when I cannot run; the courage to run when I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.
I LOVE IT. Thank you Kristi, you are awesome even if you spell your name COMPLETELY wrong. The right way of course being Christy. Just kidding, you probably think I spell mine wrong :) I always tell people Christy with a C and a Y. It doesn't look like me otherwise on paper. Does anyone else feel this way when you see your name spelled wrong? Also, Kristi, just so you know my spell checker is accepting your name but not mine. What is up with that? Maybe I do spell my name wrong. HA!
Can anyone guess where I am in this picture? It was taken 6 years ago. When I had been dating my husband for two months and my sis had just met her future husband. She and I jetted off on a fabulous 10 tour of Italia. Love the place. I hope I can get back there someday.