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Monday, February 26, 2007

Doctor

Earlier today, I posted a pic of my new 'do, but because my home computer decided to shit itself, that post was deleted. Argh.

But, beyond the hairdo (which was successfully fixed), and onto running stuff: I had my doctor appointment this morning for my knee, and the long and short of it? ITBS. So, the doctor said to take another week off running, take 2 ibuprofren 3 times a day (in order for it to act as an anti-inflammatory instead of just as a pain reliever), ice, and stretching. After the visit with the doc (where my x-rays revealed the bones and ligaments of a "teenager"! he called me a "young" 28, which seems repetitive -- isn't 28 already "young"?), I met with a physical therapist who showed me some stretches and massage techniques to loosen up the band and, hopefully, relieve and eliminate the pain there when I run.

So, all in all, it was a positive visit. If things don't improve, I'll re-visit in a month, but the doctor said there was no reason to believe this was a serious injury. Phew!

8 comments:

Erin said...

That is great news! Now you can destress and focus on healing. Did you like the Dr.? Was he all hot in his distinguished grey buzz cut and tight jeans?

miss petite america said...

yeah yeah yeah!! sounds like good news to me!

TX Runner Girl said...

ITBS sucks, but I'm glad it's not something more serious. Oh, and I'm glad you got the haircut fixed. Sorry you had to deal with that...mullets are just not the ideal cut for a "young" 28 year old. :-)

runnergirl said...

Glad to hear that you got your hair disaster repaired and that your knee is nothing too serious!

teacherwoman said...

Isn't that great! No serious injury! How wonderful!

Neese said...

YES 28 is young you are just a nugget :) Glad to hear the results were positively good considering how bad it could of been (lol did that just make sense?) PLEASE re-post your new do. :o)

brunettechicagogal said...

I knew it!

Get the foam roller, or use one at your gym, and roll those puppies out. In addition to stretching and icing, of course. Do this stuff faithfully, and it will get better.

Firefly's Running said...

Jess, ITBS SUCKS....and add meniscus problems added to it. I hope you are able to bounce back faster than me.