No news is good news right? That's how the saying goes. On Thursday I got the results of my MRI. Drum roll please.....
Everything came out clear: no torn meniscus, no stress fracture. I was SO happy to hear there was nothing wrong with my knee. In one moment, I was excited there was nothing to report (hence the whole "no news is good news") but yet I was disappointed in the fact I still didn't have an answer. The dr. was pleased with the MRI results because the knee is "structural" as he called it and he was glad there wasn't any damage. He is still concerned that I'm in pain, so I'm now taking a mack daddy anti-inflammatory to try and get things to settle down with my leg/knee. After two weeks if I'm still in pain, he's going to order a bone scan to see if I have a stress fracture somewhere in my body.
In the meantime, I'm going through all the emotions. Just when I feel like the pain is subsiding, I get practically giddy! Then my leg hurts again. And then I start to think I'll never run again. I've decided not to run my next two races because I just don't know where I'll be at with recovery and then training. This is all me right now:
So right now I'm taking care of me and trying to figure out what's going on and causing the pain. I know we'll get things figured out and I know I'll run again. But I know it will take time. And being patient isn't what I'm good at...ha, ha! So, this could be a good lesson for me!
Have you ever been injured before? How have you handled an injury?