Sunday, January 25, 2015

Injury Update

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? 

6 comments:

  1. Oh, I am sorry, sorry your still hurting yet glad there is no "injury". But really, what gives! Like I told you, super bad arthritis?! Lol. Wishing you lots of healing and recovery, you are smart to lay off. Maybe you can do some pool time instead, easier on your body. I kind of relate to this in regard to my feet! Take care!

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  2. I'm so sorry you are still dealing with this Ashley. Big hugs to you, I hope it heals quickly and you are back to running soon!

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  3. I am so sorry, Ashley! I've definitely been in your boat before and although it did get better with time, it was tough to wait it out. Many hugs and prayers to you!! Hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Uhg! That must be so frustrating Ashley! On one hand, hooray that you're not "seriously" injured but on the other hand, WHY are you in so much pain then? I've dealt with 2 injuries so far. One took 7 rounds of PT and adjusting my running form. The other just required lots of rest and then strength training for my core, hips and butt (I'm still working on that!). I'm sending good vibes, hugs and lots of patience your way. Hang in there!!

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  5. So sorry to hear this and I hope you get some answers soon. I went about 9 months with a back injury before finally getting a diagnosis and some treatments answers, but I've also had injuries un diagnosed completely and the only thing that helped was time and rest. Not the answer I wanted, but it is what it is sometimes.

    I hope you feel better and that your new inflammatory helps. I just got started on a prescribed anti-inflammatory and it has helped WONDERS compared to the over the counter stuff. Hope it works for you!

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  6. Sorry to hear you don't have a diagnosis yet, but at least a couple of things have been ruled out.
    I'm TERRIBLE with injuries and tend to get pretty grumpy, but the best way I've found to handle it is to do whatever cross training I can. You might not be there just yet, but hopefully soon you'll be able to do some kind of exercise to keep your fitness up while your body recovers.

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