Friday, December 13, 2013
She suggested that I put heat on it later to help the gel better dissipate within my knee. And she stayed in the room with my until I could stand with my full weight on my knee and hobble on out.
I did have a chance to ask what she thought about me possibly doing a half marathon in 2014, using the Galloway method. She said she was a fan of 'keeping moving' and as long at my knee can tolerate it, that sounds like a fine idea (that was music to my ears). But if the longer distances cause pain, I should stop. And I should be aiming for a finish, not a specific finish time. And she reminded me that it takes at least 6 weeks after the final injection before the treatment takes 'full effect' and that I should refrain from excess activity until that point. I already knew this, and have no plans to return to running until Feb.
All in all, I feel that injection #1 was a success.