MRI Results + Next Steps
Wednesday night I got in a good workout at home with my buddy. I did the Carly Rowena Week 6 Legs and Booty workout which included a bunch of squats and lunges as usual.
I’ve never done so many reps on leg day before, but she has you use light weights x high reps and I’m enjoying a new experience.
I generally prefer lifting heavier x low reps, but once I get back to running someday I think this will be a good way to stick with a leg routine while building up mileage at the same time. I know other people can lift heavy and run distance but my
body willpower is not cut out for that!
Speaking of running someday, I went back to the doctor to get my MRI results yesterday. They came back clean – no stress fractures, no bone or muscle issues, no growths or masses.
Basically everything inside my leg looks in good working order, which really points to Exertional Compartment Syndrome being the culprit since the symptoms only come on when I’m running.
My doc told me to setup an appointment at the University of Miami Sports Clinic to get the test done.
Unfortunately … very unfortunately the earliest they can take me is August 9th.
There is only one doctor trained to do the test, and he’s also basically the only doctor in South Florida who does it. Essentially everyone in all of Miami and Broward who need the test have to go to him.
Trust me when I say I tried calling around. I literally called every single sports doctor in South Florida hoping to find someone who could take me earlier.
^ That’s just a fraction of the phone calls I made. I even called all the way out west to Naples and all the way up north to the University of Florida in Gainesville. There are doctors in both areas who do the test, but I won’t be able to see them for other complicated reasons.
I made a call to my PT office and asked if they knew of anyone who might do the test that I hadn’t thought of. The owner of the clinic said he would reach out to some of his doctor friends and see if there is anything he or they can do to help.
I’ve got my fingers crossed because not being able to take the test until August just plain sucks. I know this is SUCH a first world problem but I miss running. I was hoping I would be done with the surgery and well on my way into recovery by August 9th.
I’ve got some ideas of how I can better cope with this but I need to sleep on them before I share – they may be crazy ideas!😜 Expect those on Monday!
Retail therapy would probably help. I bought these new sunglasses on Wednesday and I think I love them. You can’t really tell in this pic but the lenses are reflective rose gold. They may be a bit over the top.
What is definitely over the top is my hair. I need a damn haircut asap. It’s just not looking healthy. I’m glad I have a blog that forces me to look at myself once in a while and come to these realizations. #thankful
Have a great Friday!
What’s the longest you’ve had to take off from running?
Do you know of someone who can do the compartment syndrome test for me? haha (but seriously.)