Calling in the big guns

by - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

After my knee's unfortunate reaction to Saturday's 5K, I decided it was time to call in the big guns to get it taken care of. Yes, I finally made an appointment with an orthopedic doctor.

Lucky me, I was able to get an appointment for next Monday, so I don't have to wait too long. This doctor sounds pretty much amazing. He practices with the a group dedicated to sports medicine and he's an affiliated doctor with the U.S. National Soccer teams (men and women) and with D.C. United (my favorite MLS team!).

I imagine this is how our first appointment will go:

Me: So, I hear you work with some soccer teams. That's pretty cool.
Doc: Yea, it's a sweet gig.
Me: Do you get free tickets?
Doc: Sure, sometimes.
Me: Think you could hook a patient up next time the MNT is in town or perhaps when D.C. United plays the LA Galaxy?
Doc: Absolutely, how do you feel about getting to meet some of the guys too?
Me: ::Stars at him in stunned silence while slowing nodding head::
Doc: So, you were saying something about your knee...

Then he will work his voo-doo magic and heal me right away and I will be able to run the half marathon at the end of March.* The End.

*I am only semi-delusional in thinking this will happen.

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In Sexy Six Pack challenge news, I failed miserably. I stuck with the program so well for the first few weeks and then I didn't stick with it as closely and last week I didn't do any ab work at all. I'm not sure if last week I was just more enamored with the core work I was doing in Yoga or if I was just bored with the 200 sit up challenge or what. I feel like some of it is my utter frustration about not being able to run because normally I would do my abs right after my run. So without running, some days I just plain forgot.

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As far as my knee plans: Rest and ice until my appointment.

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24 comments

  1. lol i think that is EXACTLY how your appt will go :) good luck!

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  2. LOL... Nothing wrong with dreaming. Who knows, it may just come true!!

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  3. LMAO!! AND how about this . . .he's really hot and says he'll take you to dinner beforehand. How about that too? Wait . . you have a bf, right? Well just don't tell :P KIDDING!!!

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  4. dreaming may be more of the 200 situp challenge. i'd say core work and yoga are certainly more interesting.

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  5. That's how all appointments should go :) good luck!

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  6. i 2nd aron, this is totally meant to happen! you'll also need to get some away game tickets and have blog giveaways:)

    i hope the appointment goes well and the knee starts to feel better in the meantime.

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  7. I know a guy who sells kneecaps 50% off. They are kind of "used," though. Let me know if you want to meet him in his alley...
    Seriously, though - feel better!

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  8. Sometimes dreams come true...

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  9. Very cool about the doctor working with the US soccer teams. The women have had a lot of knee problems this past year.

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  10. I got into a PT...for next tuesday. Hopefully we will have good reports from them!

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  11. It takes a lot of determination and a fairly solid routine to get me through my stuff each week. I don't blame you for giving up on abs stuff

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  12. i swear getting the apt will be the best thing! ask for anti inflammatories if he doesn't immediately offer them and then start doing PT, I swear you will be back up and running...i just did this with two crazy knee injuries and the meds plus PT got me back pretty quickly

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  13. Hahaha...you are so funny!

    PS - I will be in DC next week from Wed-Fri...it looks like my nights are free so a blogger meet-up could be fun!! : )

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  14. I use a program called Blog Tracker (tracker.icerocket.com) that keeps track of hits per day, referral sites and keywords.

    Really interesting!

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  15. Done! Glad you were a part, sorry for missing your link!! :)

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  16. Knee injuries are horrible. I fell and dislocated my patella senior year in high school and 4 years later it's still not right.

    I love how your appointment is going to go. I was the same way, my orthopedic surgeon works on the Carolina Hurricanes, so my idea was similar :) Good luck with the knee!!

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  17. And of course the doctor will be smoking hot too!

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  18. delusional is always fun! Maybe he can fly you to the game in your own chartered helicopter!

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  19. That sounds like it will be an AMAZING appointment! When I had my shoulder surgery done it was by the team doctor for the Steelers...I had that same thoughts!!! Hey, it made going to the Dr so much more fun! Good luck with everything (with the knee...hell, with the fantasy too!)!

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  20. Hilarious! We are the team doctors for the Detroit Lions and NOBODY asks us for tickets and I can't quite figure it out....

    Best of luck Jess and take care of that knee.

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  21. Good luck getting those tickets. . .uh. . . I mean getting your knee fixed! :)

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  22. So glad you are getting your knee looked at and I will keep my fingers crossed that you get tickets!!! (hahaha)

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  23. Good luck with the sports doctor guy. My experience with so-called "experts" wasn't too rosy (the guy that I was referred to was/is the national hockey team and the Toronto Maple Leafs head doctor, which in Canada is a big deal, but he was next to useless for me). My advice is to ask as many questions as possible and don't take "I don't know" for an answer - it's their job to figure it out. In short, be an informed consumer and you will figure out how to fix your knee. Good luck!

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  24. Good luck on your appointment! Ice, ice, baby!

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