Doctor’s Report

Ok, I finally made it to see an orthopedic surgeon about the knee. So here it is in a nut shell. The medial meniscus has what’s called a bucket handle tear (see picture) that has also flipped upside down. This is one possible reason for the popping, locking, swelling and bruising. The second finding Continue reading Doctor’s Report

There Goes The Streak

Well there it goes, the streak is over! Last year was my 6th straight Crazy 8’s and this year was to be my 7th. That was before that fateful click in my knee a couple of weeks ago.

Still not certain what it was. The ER Doc said it was “classic meniscus”. The comp Doc thinks it’s more of a “stretching of the inside ligament”. Either way I held out hope that I would manage to find a way to get over it in time to make the race. Today knocked those hopes out. No work, no kneeling, no stooping, no lifting, pulling or carrying anything over 10 pounds until at least July 12th. Strangely the doctor is still refusing the MRI that the ER said was needed and the knee is still swelling, locking, bruising.

In other words, no Crazy 8’s this year…