Wednesday, March 9, 2011

No Gnus is good news?

aka - "The glass is half full"

I managed to score an appt with my orthopedic doctor for this afternoon. I have no idea how I got in so quickly. Last year I had to wait a good 6 weeks to get an appt. For that matter, I was in and out of x-ray in 10 minutes (they had planned for a full hour) and the doctor saw me right away after that.

The good news is that my knee issue is pretty much the same problem that I've always had. It's a chronic condition that will need ongoing treatment. For some reason this last round only lasted 6-7 months. But it's not because something new is going on. And that is a good thing. And as he reminded me, being able to achieve 6-7 months free of knee pain with a chronic condition is considered success even for folks with average activity levels. I sometimes forget that I'm asking my body to do more than 'average'.

The not so good news is the timing. The plan is to repeat the series of three Euflexxa injections beginning week after next. Then I need ~6 weeks recovery time. That takes me to the end of April/beginning of May. And what is on May 1? The run for the zoo half-marathon.

This means that there will be no Run for the Zoo Half Marathon for me (hence no gnus). In fact there will be no spring races at all. But, I should be good to go for summer/fall. All things considered, I'm pleased to have a relatively unobtrusive treatment option (the good news). And the sooner I get started, the sooner I get back on my feet.

20 comments:

  1. Sorry about that gnus. You'll be back at it sooner than you think!

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  2. Sorry about the zoo run. I would be disappointed too. I missed some favorite races last fall and well, I can do them this year. It is the long term forecast that matters.

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  3. Nice title! I'm glad that you got some good news even if it means you going to be spending some time recovery.

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  4. Bummer about the run, but at least it's a treatable condition. Hope the recovery time passes quickly for you.

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  5. Sucks about not running a favorite run. Heal quick, but don't push it.

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  6. Oh, that rots about the half. Really rots. But, good that it isn't something new and that you'll be racing again this year.

    Good luck!

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  7. That's too bad that you'll miss the Zoo HM, but it's good to look at the injury with as much optimism as possible!

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  8. I'm sorry there will be no gnus in your near future but again, i so admire your attitude toward this setback. It will pay off big time.

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  9. Glad to see that it is good news overall, although the timing is unfortunate. Hopefully this will lead to a successful and pain free summer with some good races is the fall!

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  10. No gnus? I'm sorry. But I'm glad the doc says after the treatments you will be able to go again!

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  11. sounds like a plan! I LOVE PLANS! :-)

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  12. amazing you got in so fast, it means your recovery was meant to be fast and easy :)

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  13. That's great that you're being so positive! That'll really help with your progress. :-)

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  14. Keep a positive attitude and always remember there are plenty of races out there that'll fit in nicely with whatever timetable you are on. Rock on!

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  15. I'm glad you figured it out. Hope it feels better really soon!!

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  16. Sorry to hear about the gnus

    it isnt fair, we do things to better our life and body and we are the ones that pay the price for it with injuries

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  17. I feel ya, as I'm fighting injury and the possibility of having to ditch a half that I was very much looking forward to. Thanks for the reminder that we ask a lot of our bodies and sometimes you just have to take care of the subsequent revolt!!

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