Thursday, August 30, 2012

The results are in...

And I tore my meniscus.

Way to go knee!

I am going to speak with the doctor,  and get a second opinion...I really do not want to get surgery.

In the mean time no running, and modifications in my current workout schedule.

I am less then happy right now, but it isn't the end of the world.

Send me links to your best, low impact workouts-upper body-weights, anything.



Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets said...

Aw, no! What a bummer :( At least you've taken the first steps in figuring out the problem and are now THAT much closer to being healed! Good luck!!

This my favourite upper body workout -

DragonLady said...

Yikes! :(

Mindy Bobe said...

So sorry girl! Heal up quick!

Jenelle said...

Oh no! I hope it gets better soon. It would be great for you to keep us updated on how to deal with this type of injury.

Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope you heal up quick!

Ali said...

So sorry to hear! How big is the tear? Medial or Lateral??

Cat @ Breakfast to Bed said...

holy balls! are you repairing it? therapy? are you going to north shore?

Kristin said...

water jogging! Find a pool, get an aqua belt and jog that water to shreds!

Arin Segal said...

oh no! my mom just had knee surgery today.. she thought she tore her acl back in march but when they went to replace it today they just had to repair some meniscus instead. it was only like a 2 hr procedure and she should be back in walking in a few days, pt for a few months and fully recovered in 4-5 months tops i think.. hope you don't need surgery but maybe do PT before you get surgery. that's what she did and it helped a bit

Charlotte (@Char__Latte) said...

I had to have knee surgery in 2007, and honestly... it stank at at the time, but I'm SO happy I did it now! Without surgery there are so many chances of re-tearing and constant pain... my left knee gives me trouble from time to time now, but its few and far between, and just this strange dull ache.

I also really recommend swimming. absolutely NO impact and it strengthens like EVERY muscle in your body

Anonymous said...

Knees are never any fun to injure! I dislocated my knee and Tore ALL of the ligaments while out running and had surgery to fix all of the damage.. I had to learn how to walk and run again!! The surgery was one of the best choices I have made!, my knee now is the strongest it has ever been!... Yes the PT an recovery was a little intense but aside from it hurting once in a while from the hardware (pins wires and screws ect.)and having to wear a brace, having the surgery was a HUGE success. Good Luck and happy healing you will be back up and running in no time!

Kierston said...

Oh so sorry to hear about your torn meniscus! Take good care! Sending healing vibes your way!

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Angela said...

so sorry girlie! i just had surgery to repair my lateral meniscus (i also had a bursectomy to remove the bursa behind my IT band) - i've been documenting my recovery on my blog if you don't already follow.

think about all your options and know that surgery is always an option in the future if you choose not to do it now.

feel better!

Krissy said...

Bummer. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Can you swim? If it's not too hard on the knee it's a great workout, and it's fun too. If the kicking is too much you can put a pull buoy between your legs and just pull with your arms.

jessielovestorun said...

Oh no dear, I am so sorry. I can't imagine how you must be feeling @ the moment. My prayers are with you, and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Jackie said...

I saw your video where you said you were still going to do kickboxing...eek! I know how hard it is to not be able to do what you want to do, but there's no way you are going to be able to heal an injury like that with the most high-impact thing you could do. That class is all jumping...more impact than running! If you give yourself a real chance at healing, you will be back before you know it! What about the elliptical, swimming, even Spin or water jogging?

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