Monday, May 24, 2010

Give thanks in all circumstances...

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!

11 comments:

Jen said...

Oh, no!

I am praying for a speedy recovery. God gives us many teachable moments... we just have to see the lesson!

misszippy said...

Sorry to hear the diagnosis! But hopefully with all the right approaches, it will clear out quickly.

I had a cortisone shot once in the bottom of my foot for PF--it was horrible, so I know where you are coming from!

Angie said...

Praying for a quick recovery! I've had chronic back issues since high school and lately for the first time in my life I've been mostly pain free! You can do it, and you might surprise yourself with how quickly you bounce back once you can run again since you are in good shape already!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love me some Cortisone! Totally fixed my ankle after my marathon! Hope you have a quick recovery!

Claudia said...

oh poop!!
I Hope you have a quick recovery!
My mom had a cortisone shot and it was very painful, but what was years ago.

EricaH said...

hope your recovery is quick and pain free. on the bright side at least you know what your dealing with and getting the proper treatment. :)

H Love said...

thanks guys!!

Stacie said...

I'm so glad you got a diagnosis. Of course, it stinks but at least you can work towards doing what you need to now to resolve it. I'm still unhappy with my knee and I pray every day to keep going. I'm totally stressed about Seattle too since I am not doing near enough to be where I want to be and all while trying to not damage my knee further. I really hope that you will be able to participate one way or another in Seattle. Don't give up. You are amazing. This is just a little speed bump. I know how much this stinks and how emotional dealing with it can be. I really hope you still come to the dinner and the run the next day. Keep us posted on how it goes. I'll be praying for a quick and smooth recovery.

awana4mom said...

Your focus of the day has changed from "speed" or "hills" to "HEAL THIS BODY." Invest the time now, and it will pay off later on. :-)

Jessica said...

We will map out a plan running buddy!! You are a rock star and will get through this.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

There are a lot of people who walk/jog at the Rock N Roll events. I bet you would still have a GREAT time, bring your camera and just enough the journey..

This is a setback for sure, but everything happens for a reason. Someday, hopefully soon, you will understand the reasons for this.. HUGS!! Still come to the carbo night....even people who arent running the race are coming.. Hugs, Mel