Friday, March 27, 2009

I can run again.... soon

Today I saw the doctor for a followup to my surgery. It made me feel read good. After waiting for an hour in the waiting room I finally got in to see him. He looked at my incisions and asked how I was doing. I told him that I was doing great. He asked if I was still using pain killers and I told him that I hadn't taken any pain killers. He then said that everything looked great and was about to leave. I said to myself, not a chance buddy. I asked him how it looked and if he took out much stuff. He told me that he took out all kinds of garbage. I asked him how the knee itself looked, if there was much damage to the face of the bone etc. He said there was minor damage but that it wouldn't give me a problem. He assured me that it was the shredded pieces of meniscus that had been hurting me. I then asked how the knee looked over all and if I would be able to run a marathon with my daughter. He said, I don't really remember, let me go look. He came back a bit later and said it all looked very clean and he didn't see any reason why I shouldn't be able to run a marathon. He said with my quick recovery and healthy knee it must be our clean living, healthy families lifestyle that must be doing it (this is the same doctor that worked with Alex's torn AC joint and broken thumb). I thanked him very much and he said come back in six weeks. OK, Kira, get ready, we're going to do a marathon. Sorry Peter, I won't be ready to go with you. Maybe we should start with a half marathon.

The picture is from Wednesday when I took the bandage off of my leg.

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As teenage drivers mature their driving skills improve and the probability of them getting in an accident decreases. The probability of getting into an accident is lowest at age 55. An 80 year old driver has the same probability of getting in an accident as does a 16 year old.
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4 comments:

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll start looking at races around Christmas when we will all be there!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brandon J. Leavitt said...

I wish there was something that could be done for my foot. Without my special shoes I can barely put in a mile, with them I top out at 3. Stupid foot.

Lynn said...

Great news!!! THat is awesome. Have fun running!
Don't you just love the healthy life style. What freedom!

Lisa L said...
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