Well after a very emotional weekend and some serious smooth talking by my husband. I was able to get the referral I needed, X-Rays, and see the doc all in one day. My wonderful hubby made all the calls and made everything a go. I just knew if I did I may get a little "cranky" with some people. There is good and bad news. The good news is that I will be able to run again. The bad news is that I have Iliotial Band Friction Syndrome. Somehow I must have had a small tear that never fully healed which leads to more pain and thickening of the IT band around my knee. OK this is where is get's really bad. Because of this it looks like I won't be running the Rock N Roll Seattle Half. I can't really imagine seeing people run by my while I walk for 13 miles??? I do still have HOPE of jogging/walking but not won't know for sure for a few weeks. I really really was looking forward to Tall Mom's Carbo load dinner and the chance to meet bloggy friends. I am just not sure how that will effect me emotionally. Seeing and hearing all about running but not being able to do what I had originally set out to do...which was to get a new P.R. could be pretty tough. What do you think about that??? Thoughts??
Today at the doc he told me he normally gives someone with this syndrome a 2 week anti-inflamitory prescription OR a SHOT to the KNEE. For me he wanted to do both....better chance of success the first time. He knows how BAD I want this!!
So right there on the spot I said...OK! As I laid down I thought wow, how did I get to this point that I would take a needle in my knee (to the bone people) to keep my dream alive to run my FIRST marathon this fall.
I told him I would cry and I needed to hold someone's hand. Well there was a male ARNP helping him...so he was the lucky guy. WHAT? It seems comical now, but at the time was very scary. But guess what, I did not cry, I just pulled out some groans and good old fashioned "hee hee hoo" labor breathing and I made it through.
So this is what it looks like if all goes well. 3 days NOTHING!
Then I can start to walk and try out the eliptical and bike. If those things do not cause pain then I can continue to do them. Day 10 see P.T. Day 12 try running in pool. IF that goes well I MAY be cleared to run again. So I am praying for the best case scenario and hoping to be running aroun June 9th. Running is so much like life! THIS MESS I am in was not part of my plan but I am going to do my best to make it work and "give thanks in all circumstances". This verse is somewhere in the BIBLE just not sure where, but it is where I am getting my comfort right now. So I do have a thankful heart, it is just the pride and disapointment that I have to sort through. OK so I know this is the longest post ever, so SORRY! Thanks for any prayers or well wishes!