Wednesday saw a little bit of improvement to my knee. The swelling went down a tiny bit that made walking a whole lot easier. Not much change between Wednesday and Thursday.
This afternoon it was back to my physio for another assessment. I think she may have been a bit surprised by how swollen it still is. So…she moved and tugged things and she still feels like the issue is with my medial meniscus.
The plan is to continue with Aleve (anti-inflammatory) through the week. I should try spinning on the bike with no resistance as this will help to flush the knee. Keep up with icing and the exercises she gave me. Keep up with the pool. Keep working to get the swelling down.
She thinks I *may* be looking at 4-8 weeks of recovery based on the swelling. Likely no running during that time but perhaps the elliptical near the end of recovery. Water running will be okay though. Ultimately pain will be my guide as to what I can do. That means no Glencoe Icebreakers. No Police Half. Maybe I’ll be able to drop to the Police 5K.
Ugh…I just wish I knew what I did…what was wrong. I don’t want to be sad about it since I still don’t know anything but after I left the physio office I wanted to cry. The bright light? It is only March…good thing this didn’t happen in July. I can swim. This may be the push to make me a better swimmer. (I remember telling my friend Kelly when I was thinking about signing up for IMC that I wondered if I could get by with one swim a week since I didn’t like swimming that much.) This is also a great time for me to work on core strength and rolling my IT bands (not my most favourite thing to do).
After talking to my physio and having her strip my IT band (oh goody, that was FUN) it was back to the icing electro-stimulation contraption.Then it was time for something new – acupuncture!Here’s a little update picture. You can definitely see the definition in the knee cap on my left knee, not so much on the right. Why yes, those are Scottie dogs on my pajama pants.