Friday, October 24, 2008

We interupt this training program...

...for a heavy dose of life.

Remember the mammo appt? I got called back because they found somthing abnormal. This was done at a different place than my past mammos and they didn't have access to my old films. It turns out that all they discovered was the same small benign mass/nodule that I've known about for 8-9 years and nothing more. However, it took another visit to radiology for diagnostic mammo and ultrasound to determine this. Yeah, that was a bit stressful.

We've also been in the thick of our tile project and have been "camping out" in the great room while our bedroom and office are in shambles. Wouldn't be such a big deal if my knee wasn't giving me trouble, but it's been difficult to get up off the mattress on the floor. Today *should* be the last day of this nonsense so we can start putting the house back together.

Because of the tiling project, I've been taking Bandit to daycare to get him out of the house while the contractors are here. When dropping him off on Tuesday, he lifted his leg to pee on something and there was blood! Poor dog. Vet thinks it's just a UTI, so he's on antibiotics now. If it comes back after antibiotics, he'll get more tests looking for something more serious.

As for the knee, I started Euflexxa treatment yesterday. I opted to skip cortisone, but accepted the sodium hyaluronate. I'll receive it over 3 injections spaced one week apart. There is clinical evidence that this makes an improvement over the long term; however, today my knee is slightly swollen and painful from the first injection as expected, but it does make me wonder if I made the right decision. Time will tell. Anyway, I'm on restricted actvities for the next 3-4 weeks. I'm also starting PT on Monday.

That's been my week. No training, but lots of life stuff.

Best wishes to everyone racing this weekend!!


  1. YAY - I'm first :-)

    First off, so glad the mammo turned out ok again.

    "Camping out" huh? Hang in there, it will be worth it for that beautiful tile!

    Give sweet Bandit a big hug from me and a "hello" from Dink and Lucy :)

    Ouch for the knee. I bet you're doing the right thing and it will be worth it, too.

  2. Wow! Especially about the mammogram stuff. Hope you had your handy dandy turtle shell to protect you this week. Heartfelt prayers for a better week coming your way!

  3. Ah man, sounds like it's been rough around there!

  4. Phew on the mammo.

    Camping out with that dang knee of yours sounds rough. Hang in there, it will get better.

  5. Poor Bandit! I hope its nothing serious!! Keep us up to date on the knee.

    Those false alarms are very stressful! But in the end, so happy they ARE false :-)

  6. So glad everything turned out OK on the mammo! Hope the knee heals soon.

  7. Ohh Wow Lisa! How scary. Sounds like it's been one heck of a time all around.

  8. Lisa-thank goodness on the mammo front. I went through this last year and it is scary to get called back! Hope the knee gets better soon.Good thing it is the off can really mend..

  9. My gosh girl, you do have a lot going on!

    Glad to hear it was "the same old, same old" albeit stressful...

    Oh, poor Bandit, I hope the antibiotics work for him and that it nothing more serious.

    Look after your knee...

    Have a great weekend despite of all the construction going on

  10. Ouchies, those shots don't sound like fun, but I really hope they help!

  11. Yuck about the mammo, your pup, and your knee!

    Glad to hear that things turned out scary!

    Be good to your knee, okay?

  12. Wow...sounds like a full week!

    Glad the mammo was ok....

    Good luck to you and the puppy and knee!

  13. thanks for stopping by my blog, especially with everything going on! Sounds like a lot going on... take it easy, but glad the mammo turned out ok. :)

  14. What a lot of things to deal with - sending huGs and supportive thoughts while your knee gets BETTER QUICKLY!!

  15. First I saw your header and thought "Oh no. Not the knee again." Then I read the first sentence and was relieved "Oh great, it's only life that's getting in the way." Until I read on ... when finished reading I thought "I wished it would have been 'just the bendy thingy'." Hope puppy is ok.

  16. Hi Lisa,
    Sorry about your stressful week with the mammo but so glad you found out it turned out OK!!!

    Take care of your knee girlie!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

  17. Ooof! Sounds like a rough patch! I'm glad your healthy and I hope the pup gets healthy soon!

  18. Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of working out?

    Glad things turned out ok with the mammo. Hope the ABX solve Bandit's problem. And hope the knee stuff works out for you!

    MCM Mama

  19. mammo news is great...

    all the other stuff will sort itself out....
    have a great weekend

  20. Good to hear the mammo turned out ok. `

    Hope the shots help the knee out

  21. Whew, glad the mass/nodule was nothing to be concerned about. Interesting that I have always thought it was quite the pain to have to order and bring old mammo films with me to any place new I might go to. Now I will no longer complain.

    Hang in there with the knee treatment and hope Bandit gets better soon!

  22. Glad your tests came out okay. Nothing worse than living with that fear. As for the house and dog, all part of life, as you said. You never know what will come your way. Here's good wishes for a speedy recovery of the knee!

  23. I got called back for a mammo a few months ago and I know how stressful that is. I had to get a spot mammogram which I didn't even know existed. I am glad everything was ok!!

    Hang in there!!!