This is where I spent my afternoon:
The doc and his PA were really excited that I actually wrote “overtraining” on the paperwork as a reason for my injury. Apparently most people won’t admit that? Did I not catch that memo? Should I pretend I tripped over something?
I felt a little ridiculous trying to explain that sometimes my “back of knee” hurts, (sorry, my posterior knee) other times it’s my hamstring, mainly after a long run, other times my foot really hurts, I just don’t feel stable, but I’ve still run up to 10 miles this training session and have been strength training. But I can’t do jumping exercises. They poked around on my leg. They bent things and twisted things. One part of my posterior knee really hurt when they dug their fingers in, and now it’s even more sore. (Is it from the prodding or an injury, I don’t even know!) They seemed flabbergasted. I don’t blame them. They probably think I’m lying or crazy…but honestly, for weeks I tried to think of a good way to explain the situation! I’ve listened to my body more than I ever have, trying to find a pattern. Nada. Not a pattern to be found. Just random aches and pains. So, the RX is an MRI of my knee. My first MRI. I have no idea what to expect.
On his way out the door, the doctor said to make an appointment for them to review my MRI, and to “hold off” until then.
Cue the scratching record, music stopping, silence.
Hold off? My exact words were a shaky “Are you saying I can’t run?!”
And then he says “what’s the point, it’s just a few days. You might as well rest.”
I get that he’s probably all like, “relax, we’ll do a fancy MRI and send you on your way in no time, I have a lot of old people to attend to today and it’s almost 4:30pm…but,” WHAT’S THE POINT!? That’s not something you say to me in passing, like, “ohhh it’s supposed to rain this afternoon.” Hold the phone, mister. Can we be a little more specific? Sure, rest is good for some people…but I’m not thrilled about the concept!
So here I am, waiting for Joyce or Joann or whoever to update me on whether my insurance will cover this little MRI.
Until then…I’ll be looking at Wyatt pictures to cheer me up.