Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Time Flies, Time Changes Everything

Not sure which cliche to quote - both are true.

The days have been a blur between work and home stuff and so much as changed since my last post. Last Monday I had my second opinion with a orthopedic who actually knew what he was doing. He sent me for an MRI Tuesday night and by Wednesday I learned that I didn't have a degenerate knee - instead I had a loose body under my knee cap as well as arthritis.

The solution - scope to take out the loose body and smooth out the rough patches under my knee cap.

I was escatic! This means that runner isn't out of my future indefinitely but instead for just a few more months. I should be running again by Sept 1st.

Surgery is scheduled for July 14th - should be a quick one with about 1 week recovery and then 5 more weeks of walking/biking only.

I am now trying to put as much in as possible the next two weeks to be in decent shape for the surgery and crutches. Do you think it is possible to drop 10 pounds in 2 weeks? Yeah, me neither. But I will work on dropping a few and building my core strength.

Last week exercise:
Sunday - 2 mile walk
Tuesday -3 mile walk
Thursday - 3 mile walk
Saturday - 15 mile bike, 2 mile run

This week so far:
Monday - 4 mile walk


  1. Thanks for dropping by.. Sounds like we have a lot in common.. I have bad knee's too.. I had MRI not to long ago and it looks like I may have a 3rd surgery coming up too.. I just dont want to stop running so I am trying to run through it right now and see if through some therapy I can build them up..

  2. oh that is fantastic news. yay for 2nd opinions! Good luck with surgery in 2 weeks and getting healthy for your speedy recovery :)

  3. That's great news! A few months off doesn't seem quite as bad as forever. Good luck with the surgery!