HAP Posted September 5, 2014 Report Share Posted September 5, 2014 Dear friends, Sometimes, I think I am reenacting Job. Then I look around and realize we all are. My latest chapter begins yesterday morning. I was on a 14 mile training walk for the Marathon Walk two weeks from Sunday. I'd just left the cemetery when I had a sudden pain in my right knee. It went away, came back, went away--so I decided to cut my walk short. By the time I got home, though, I knew I needed medical advice, so I called my doctor. The receptionist said they would get back to me. In the meantime, I did what one does with knee injuries: elevation and ice. I didn't hear again from the doctor until late in the afternoon--and then set up an appointment for this morning at 9:30, after confirming the ice and elevation thing were the way to go. I went in this morning, cane in hand and still limping. The doctor has outlined three scenarios--none of them very good. Best case, I've strained or sprained my medial collateral ligament. A couple of weeks of rest and therapy and it should be OK. Medium case, I am running out of cartilage in my right knee. Again rest will help, but will only ease the problem. In this case, this year is likely my last Walk. Worst case, the cartilage in the knee is gone and I am going bone on bone. Short of a new knee, I'm done with any walking greater than a quarter mile and running all together. I had a series of x-rays done of my knee after I saw the doctor. I likely will hear nothing about those before Monday because we are going into the weekend. And of course, I'm supposed to be at a charity golf event on Monday. None of this compares, of course, with what many of you are going through in terms of health issues. It's just one more thing seemingly designed to frustrate me--and Gods, but am I frustrated. Peace, Harry Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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