No answers yet

A quick update on the knee. I went to the doctor on Tuesday and he said he doesn’t think it’s a ligament (phew) but it could be a torn meniscus.  It also might just be a sprain which is what I’m hoping for. I got an MRI last night and will go over the results with the doctor on Tuesday morning.

This was my first time getting an MRI which really wasn’t so bad. I went in feet first so my head was outside and I didn’t feel claustrophobic. It was difficult after a while not to move but I did get to listen to the Grease soundtrack so that was a bonus.

They gave me a CD that has all the images from the MRI on it when I was done. I naturally looked at it today and saw lots of pictures of my knee that I had no idea how to read. I am thinking of posting them to Facebook and sharing them on the wall of every doctor I can find 🙂

In the meantime I am not allowed to train because the doctor says training with a torn meniscus could result in damage to the ligament which is apparently much harder to fix than a meniscus. I am going somewhat stir crazy but I have been researching exercises I can do that do not require the use of legs and figure now is a good time to work on upper body strength and abs. I’m also making sure to stick to a good diet since I can’t train.

I am so far remaining calm and trying to keep the “what ifs” out of my brain. I am doing a surprisingly good job of it (I think at least) but I am super anxious to get the results on Tuesday. I just want to know what I am facing so I can figure out the plan to kick its ass!

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9 responses to “No answers yet”

  1. AnthonyR says :

    As someone who has had 6 major knee surgeries, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  2. Sarah says :

    Fingers still crossed!

    Positive thinking! 🙂 So glad you got it looked at. Hope you’re back on the mat soon!

  3. Mom says :

    Love you!!!!

  4. Savage Kitsune says :

    If they gave me “Grease” to listen to during an MRI, it would come out very blurry.

  5. Kelly says :

    I had an injury in my right knee after training one night (it was bad- I crawled off the mat). Went to orthopedic next day he thought torn meniscus, MRI showed partial tear to ACL (sprain). I was told nothing but a full leg brace for 6 weeks, I was out of the brace in 2 and drilling only in 4 slow rolling at 5. I’m at 7 weeks and can do almost everything but sitting in gaurd for long time does hurt. Good luck and I hope it’s good news, and that recovery is fast.

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