Friday, December 17, 2010

All Clear....sort of

I went to the Orthopedics specialist about my knee and shoulder yesterday.

Rant - I was in the waiting room for an hour and 15 minutes. It was like old home week. these people acted like they knew each other. Talking about everything from work to children to government services. Also everyone in there (and I know this because they said it) was there for a Workmen's Comp cases. Seemed strange. I also waited an additional 30 minutes in the exam room. GRRRRR

The doctor said that my knee cap was bruised from where I landed on it when I jumped off of the bike. He prescribed an anti-inflammatory and physical therapy. He clear me to run but only on the treadmill. I am also to cut my distance in half and increase as it feels comfortable. He felt the pounding on the pavement would aggravate the injury, so no outside running. I'm also supposed to stay away from lunges and squats. Glad I finished the challenge. He didn't say how long I'd be relegated to the treadmill but I see him again on 1/20.

The injury to my shoulder look like a strained rotator cup. He said I was lucky it wasn't torn and prescribed physical therapy for that too. I suppose to limit my lifting weights and use the resistant machines not free weights. I going to have to discuss this with Trainer Larry so I can get a new lifting program.

Well that's where I am. At least I can run. I am happy.


  1. Ooohhh dear, sorry to heart it Phatterri. I would say it could be (much) worse but I know that doesn't help... And yes, at least you can run. If I couldn't work out, for whatever reason, I'd be such a b*tch!! ;)
    Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

  2. Suzanne - It's has been so hard. Looking forward to getting back to normal.